We have taken a few calls on this recently and read this on the boards.  Apparently, Windows 10 slows down the SQL service starting up quickly as we want.  This means you could get an error like the “Act! Database not found” or the database won’t open.

For sync users and single users of Act!, you need to update the SQL service so it’s a delayed start.  Here are the steps:

  1. Press Windows “Start” (or CTRL-Escape)
  2. Type in “Services.msc”
  3. Find the service called “SQL Server (ACT7)”
  4. Right click and select “Properties”
  5. Change it from “Automatic” to “Automatic (Delayed)”

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