Important Note: If you are synchronizing a database, ensure that you and your sync partners are using the same version of ACT!. You can verify your installed version number by clicking About ACT! from the Help menu. The version number is displayed in the upper-right corner.
To enable both Application and Network Synchronization to be running at the same time, so that either types of synchronization may be initiated by remote users. You will need to assign each type of synchronization to different port numbers.
Port numbers are divided into three ranges: the Well Known Ports, the Registered Ports, and the Dynamic and/or Private Ports. You will need to choose a port for synchronizing from the Dynamic and/or Private Ports range.
The Well Known Ports are those from 0 through 1023.
The Registered Ports are those from 1024 through 49151.
The Dynamic and/or Private Ports are those from 49152 through 65535.
Registered ports can be found at the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority web site at http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers.
The default Port for both types of synchronization is 65100. It is recommended that one be left at 65100 and the second be set to 65200. Follow the steps below:
Application Sync Settings:
- Launch ACT!
- Open the Parent database.
- Click the Tools menu, point to Synchronization, and then click Accept Incoming Syncs. The Sync Server Port dialog box appears.
- Click OK to accept the 65100 setting and start Accept Incoming Syncs.
- Click OK to close the Sync Result dialog box.
- Click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, point to ACT! Network Sync Service, and then click ACT! Network Sync. The ACT! Network Sync Service dialog box appears.
- Click Add. The Sync Database dialog box appears.
- This dialog box is used to add Parent databases that you would like ACT! Sync Service to monitor. Click OK after setting the following options.
- Database Machine: Browse to machine hosting the database in the list, click the .PAD file for the desired database.
- Database Name: Type in the name of the Parent database you would like to monitor for incoming synchronization.
- Monitor Port: Change the Port number to 65200, and then click OK. It is necessary to use a different port number than the one used for Application Sync as the two services cannot share the same port. The ACT! Network Sync Service dialog box reappears with your Computer name\database name displayed.
- Click Start Sync Service, this button will change to read Stop Sync Service and you will have a new icon in your system tray , (located near the system clock in the lower-right corner of your screen). The Sync Service is now running and will continue to run until you stop it. If you restart your computer while the Sync Service is running, it will restart automatically.
- To close the ACT! Sync Service dialog box, right-click the Sync Service icon in your system tray, and then click Show/Hide from the shortcut menu.
After both types of synchronization have been configured and started at the Parent database, you will need to ensure that the remote databases are configured to the correct port for the type of synchronization they are using. Use the following steps to configure connection settings in the Remote database:
- Launch ACT!
- Open the Remote database that you wish to synchronize with the Parent database.
- Click Synchronization Panel from the Tools menu.
- Click Manage Connection Information from the User Tasks box. The Sync Server Connection dialog box appears.
- Ensure that the Enter the Port number being monitored by the sync server is set to the same port numbers that you configured in the preceding steps. 65100 for Application synchronization and 65200 for Network Synchronization in this example.
- Click Finish and then Close to return to ACT!
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