How to setup GUMU™ ACT! Link for Sage MAS 90/200 on Workgroup machines

By | August 22, 2011

Recently we came across a client who wants to install GUMU ACT! Link on Workgroup machines. As with use of GUMU ACT! Link on Domain machines it’s easy to use GUMU ACT! Link on Workgroup machines.
Just a few steps more and you are good to go.

Here are the options and steps to use GUMU ACT! Link on Workstation machines.

Option 1:

  • Create a new Windows User with account type as ‘Computer administrator’ on Server machine and all ACT! Workstation machines. Provide the below credentials:
    • Name: GUMUUser
    • Password: gumuuser
  • Login to Workstation machine with the user you were using till now.
  • Right click on Sage ACT! and click on Run as… In Run As window select GUMUUser instead of Current user and Test Connection.

Option 2:

  • Create a new Windows User with account type as ‘Computer administrator’ on Server machine and all ACT! Workstation machines. Provide the below credentials:
    • Name: GUMUUser
    • Password: gumuuser
  • Login to Workstation machine with GUMUUser
  • Open Sage ACT! and Test Connection.

Let’s see this with an example.

A client is having 3 machines [1 server (e.g. Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2003) and 2 workstations (e.g. Windows 7 or Windows XP)]. All are in a Workgroup named ‘DEMO’. Sage ACT! server and Sage ERP MAS 90 server are installed on the server machine whereas Sage ACT! workstations are installed on the 2 workstation machines. Server machine name is Demo1 whereas workstation machine names are Demo2 and Demo3.

After installing GUMU ACT! Link on server as well as workstation machines below are the steps you need to follow to allow access to MAS data for Demo2 and Demo3 machine users.

  1. Create a new Windows User with account type as ‘Computer administrator’ on Demo1, Demo2 and Demo3. Provide below credentials to all of them:
    • Name: GUMUUser
    • Password: gumuuser
  2. Allow login to Workstation machines to both the Demo2 and Demo3 users with the login they were using till now.
  3. Right click on Sage ACT! and click on Run as… In Run As window select GUMUUser instead of Current user.
    These 3 steps will allow ACT! Workstation users to access MAS data using GUMU ACT! Link.

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