This article is about upgrading the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 to 6.0 to support Windows 8.
- Windows 2008 R2 x64 server
- ACT 5.6
- SQL Server 2008 on another server
- Service Account (ACT) is used to access the ACT Share and to communicate with the SQL Server.
|Make sure that the service account (‘ACT’ in this case) has ‘Create any database’ permission on the SQL Server where the database is stored.|
|Start ACT as an administrator.|
|The starting situation.|
|To force an update-check select this option.|
|Click on ‘Check here for more information’.|
|Read the information on http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30652.|
|Click ‘Upgrade now’.|
|Select ‘I accept the Microsoft .NET Framework license terms’.
Click [Accept & Install]
|Make your own choice.
|The default settings.|
|Select and unselect the features you need or don’t need.
|Just wait while the features are installed.|
|Start ACT60 via the start menu.|
|Select the SQL server and the database.
|Give a ‘New Database’ name.
|Enter the password.
Modify the permissions on the new created database
Create the Data Collector Packages.