NeatWorks 4.x on Windows 7 RTM.

I have finished testing The Neat Companies NeatWorks 4.6.2_152 product on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit and 64bit). Through this process I have found that during install if you fail to run the initial install as an administrator, you will need to perform an additional step to get the database running correctly. The install will complete successfully, or at least appear that way even if you don’t do the install as an administrator.

Now first of all, by run it as administrator I am an administrator, but this is specifically if you have UAC still turned on. Since under UAC even an administrator is not an administrator without saying you want to be.

So to run the initial install as an administrator, you simiply right click on the file and click ‘Run as Administrator’. That’s it! Now if you forget that step or don’t even think about it, you will make it through but then receive errors along the lines of:

8/8/2009 10:11:43 AM MDIParent Main Machine Info : OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0 .NET CLR: 2.0.50727.4927 Assembly Base: file:///C:/Program Files/NeatWorks/exec/NeatWorks.exe Assembly Name: NeatWorks, Version=4.6.2.146, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null Assembly Vers: 4.6.2.146 Error Message: Cannot open database “nrprofessional” requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user ‘sa’. Exception Type: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException Target Site : GetConnection –StackTrace–: at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.GetConnection (DbConnection owningObject) at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.GetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection) at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.OpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory) at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open() at NeatReceipts.Components.Database.DBConnection.GetConnection() at com.digitalbp.state.ccSystemSession.firstLoginCheck() at com.digitalbp.state.ccSystemSession..ctor() at Program.SetupUserSession() at Program.Main(String[] args) User Message : Cannot open database “nrprofessional” requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user ‘sa’. 8/8/2009 10:11:43 AM MDIParent Main

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