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Act! (previously known as Sage ACT!) is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. Act! features include contact, company and opportunity management, a calendar, communication tools, the ability to track prospective customers, "dashboards", reports, and the ability to synchronize data from other applications or other Act! users over the web.

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I have several employees in several states that are currently not connected via VPN. I need to access your computers for my help desk team to act on requests but I do not want to use Team Viewer. The access will do across internet. What would be the best Microsoft strategy in this case, without using VPN? RD Gateway? DirectAccess?
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I am running the act reader utility first time. It is asking current password which I am keeping blank and then providing new password .
But when I click on Reset button it throws error saying "Current password is not valid".   Please see attachmentActReaderUtility_error.docx for detail.



Please help.
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singleparentmeet.com is a really pitiful dating site. I want to unenroll, but their site is truly pathetic.
They don't have tech support and their help page requires 3rd party cookies.
Dating is a hotbed of scammers. Enabling 3rd party cookies doesn't appeal to me, especially from a crappy site that might have vultures, or Nigerians waiting for idiots to allow them access to info. Nigerian vultures!? How can I safely unenroll from this  site? Can I get VISA to read them the riot act? They will probably charge me soon, month end!

Thanks
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When I load up Outlook I get the following error message. The Act address book service is not properly configured or the configured database is locked. How do you uninstall this
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Hi Experts

What is the Best Practice re IIS & RDS services?

We have 2 VMs on a HyperV: DC + RDS (both WIndows 2016)
Our CRM, ACT! from Sage,  is currently installed on the RDS but is only used internally.
We need to install a IIS / Web Server to give remote access to ACT! via the web

Can I use the RDS to install these additional components? My instinct is to build a new VM and install ACT! on that VM.

What says you?

Alex
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Hi - We are running a terminal services/Citrix server 2016 with about 25 users, and use the CRM software ACT version 20 (latest). When we launch ACT, after about 10 seconds, we get the error "The requested performance counter is not a custom counter, it has to be initialized as read only"  (pcerror.png - attached) . Of course, this being a terminal services/Citrix environment, happens for all users logging in and using the software. I've contacted ACT support, and they are claiming its a Windows problem. ACT Support did send me an article that has instructions on how to replace/reset the performance counters on the server, but it hasn't fixed the issue. Also, when the error occurs, there are about 6 or 7 miscellaneous events that show in the event viewer, which I've attached as well. I'm just not sure where this error is coming from, and any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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Below mentioned script fine. I am trying to sort-object -descending the lastlogondate but output not getting as expected, getting output in  generic   .

Can any one assist to sort the lastlogondate in to – descending.

Thanks in advance


$DCs = 'DC01','DC02'

$ADObjects = @{}
ForEach ($DC in $DCs) {
	Write-Host "Processing logons at $($DC) ..."
	Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Property lastLogon -SearchBase "DC=test,DC=com" -Server $DC | ForEach-Object {
		If ($ADObjects.ContainsKey($_.SamAccountName)) {
			If ($ADObjects[$_.SamAccountName].LastLogon -lt $_.lastLogon) {
				$ADObjects[$_.SamAccountName].LastLogon = $_.lastLogon
				$ADObjects[$_.SamAccountName].LastLogonAt = $DC
			}
		} Else {
			$ADObjects.Add($_.SamAccountName, ($_ | Select-Object SamAccountName, Name, LastLogon, @{Name='LastLogonAt'; Expression={$DC}}))
		}
	}
}
$ADObjects.Values |
	Sort-Object Name, SamAccountName, @{Name='Last Logon Date'; Expression={If ($_.lastLogon) {[datetime]::FromFileTime($_.lastLogon)} Else {'None'}}}, LastLogonAt |
	Export-CSV C:\temp\LastLogonReport.csv -NoTypeInformation

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TeamViewer hacked: Here’s how to protect your systems


Hi there,

TeamViewer can be exploited using a vulnerability allowing users to switch between viewer and presenter side, or remotely control the server. If you are using TeamViewer in your enterprise, do act now.

Read more: https://goo.gl/2E65yX
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Hi,

I just wanted to create a batch script which should act as a watch folder, whenever a pdf file is landed in a specific folder it should open automatically and if possible it should get delete on its own after 2 days exactly...

So whenever the new file is created it should open on its own to the viewer..

thanks in advance

Logesh S
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I currently have an SBS2011 running domain1.com in native mode (i.e. mx records domain1.com->public IP, ptr -> domain1.com) and I have another two domains which I've added as authoritive domains and use SBS POP3 connector to get email for them.

Lately one of the domains has been losing email and I want to make it native with the current host as a backup using mx records. To do this I've thought of the following:

1. mx records domain2.com -> public IP priority 0
    mx records domain2.com -> current host priority 100
2. Change current host to act as backup in case public IP goes down and forward email to it once it comes back up.
3. Make PTR changes.

Now my main issues are 2 and 3. Will I need to use cpanel to create the exchange email accounts in the current host or will it keep the email in a general store and send them to the correct recipients once the public IP comes back on. And will I need to make any changes to PTR? Some say yes others just say that I need to make changes to the SPF to allow sending from public IP. Will multiple PTR pointing to one public IP mess things up?
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Optimum installed a modem (with one port on it) do their modems act as a router or do I need to add a router?
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This is a copy of part of the article located here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-fight-fcc-net-neutrality,36017.html

net neutrality
vote takes place 12/14/17:


Even so, it is the work of but a moment, so we all may as well do it. Go to www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express, and under Proceeding, enter 17-108 (the dystopian-named “Restoring Internet Freedom” order). Fill in the form very, very, very carefully, ensure you get an email confirmation, and submit.

Your voice will be louder, as it were, with a phone call. Call the FCC and leave a message letting the agency know that you want to keep net neutrality as it is. Dial 1-888-225-5322, and be polite, patient, and persistent. You want Option 1, Option 4, Option 2, Option 0. Enter a complaint on proceeding 17-108.

Here’s a sample script: “Hi, my name is ___, and I live in [city], [state]. I’m registering a complaint about the proposed repeal of net neutrality, because it will hurt American consumers, reduce internet access, and restrict the open flow of information. I strongly oppose the undoing of net neutrality, which is at the core of proceeding 17-108. Thank you.”

Then call your members of Congress. The FCC commission is appointed and makes these decisions, but Congress can pressure the agency to do the right thing, and it can also put forward legislation to make net neutrality law instead of just policy. Find your congresscritter at https://contactingcongress.org/, and call the local office …
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Few days ago users start to complain that nobody can connect to the database located on the server.
So I start with the basics.
Verify that all the Act and SQL services are start it on both the client and the server. Make sure the Act sync is running on the server.
I reboot both server and client machine.
I move the database from the server on the local client machine to test it locally.
I even install Act on the server where the database reside. I also restore the Database from backup like few days before all this happens. Still the same error no matter from where I try to run it.
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Hi Experts, I'm not able to  get Act to work on my new server Windows 2016. It’s version 16. The message is: “Unable to connect to the database. Please verify the Act17 SQL instance is running.”

It's working on my old server which is still online. I'd like to get some help on resolving this. I have the database in the old server too invade I need to do something their or invade i didn't back it up correctly please advise on how to.
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I am migrating away from Act! after years of frustration, but I find that the export function within the program is not great as relates to my ability to "carry along" my document attachments to contacts, histories, opportunities, and the like.

Is there a software program that will allow me to export these documents, hopefully whilst still attached/linked to the original item (contact, opportunity, history, etc.)

Many thanks in advance!
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Hi experts, I have a client looking to move to RDS on premise or azure solution. This is because they are taking more and more remote workers on. Currently they have domain controller with ACT on it. Server 2008.
“ACT. The database sits on there DC server at present. Related to this is how Microsoft Query will work extracting data from the ACT database. If we move ACT onto RDS server (either on premise or Azure) and add Office 365 Pro so they can use remotely.
There are some custom reports in excel which use Microsoft query to look up on the ACT database directly and return the information to excel when we refresh the report in excel. First question is: does office 365 still offer this functionality (or the Microsoft query add on)?
Second Question: if query works with office 365 will it work if the ACT database is housed on the Azure cloud

there are about 13 users.
cheers for advance

Third Question: if all is set up here will the remote working setup still be able to use query with logging on remotely?
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Can you use azure active directory to connect to a local work-group of PC's that does not have a local DC ?
The aim is to have azure act as the DC for the local machines. We dont want to use virtual desktops.

kind regards
mark
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Thanks Brian , my bad
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Hi Experts!

Is there a way I can have a proper invoice number on my invoice report , my invoice report is generated from the following tables :

(1) tblInvoice
(2) tblLinedatails

Currently I'm using PK number to act as an invoice number from tblinvoice, what I want is something like "Year & 000000 & PK number ) example something like ( 2017 000001) assuming the 1 represent the tblinvoice PK


Regards

Chris
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I'm writing a batch file that needs to read In a text file with multiple lines (2-3 or more) and assign them to variables (i.e. Line1, Line2, Line3).  which will then act on those to run jobs based on the variables read in.  What is the easiest way to do this preferably without for loops or delims. etc.

Thx,
Brian
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Hi Experts, we are looking to introduce a remote desktop server , RDS 2016 , this will provide ACT and Office ,
their setup is as follows 1 x server 2008 (will upgrade eventually) ,20 users in house and 5-10 users remoteing in.
Their main applications are ACT on premise and office. They currently have hosted exchange but we will move them to office 365 eventually. Some of the users access from Africa and even a hotspot in Africa.
Just wondering what type of HP rack server I should be looking at, ideal Raid configuration, memory ?
thanks in advance.
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I have a device (piece of equipment) on a local LAN that i would like to connect to our LAN remotely.  If i have a laptop connected via VPN over a WiFi connection, can i connect this device to it's extra LAN port and somehow bridge the adapters and have this device act like it's on the LAN?  the laptop is win10.
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Can someone convert my database over
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We are planning on standing up 2 Exchange 2016 servers. One in the Americas and one in Asia that would also act as failovers.
How can I setup the 2 IronPorts to differentiate between the two locations? Both would be serving the same domain.
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I would like to demote RODC server (Windows server 2012) to disjoin the domain and act as a local file sharing server only. Please give a brief actions of what I could do? step by step in short brief only would be okay.

Many thanks.
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My OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and I have a stand alone Lennovo M72e PC.  I also have Office 365 the Business Essentials license and use Outlook the owa version for my msn email.
 I have used previous versions of ACT but due to pc changes, I lost it and the program too.  BTW what is the new version and will it work with my OS  and my present pc set up.  is there a trial version for me to check it out again.Thank u.
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Act! (previously known as Sage ACT!) is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users. Act! features include contact, company and opportunity management, a calendar, communication tools, the ability to track prospective customers, "dashboards", reports, and the ability to synchronize data from other applications or other Act! users over the web.

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