Thanks to Corey Smith of Master the Business, who pointed me to TweakUAC, an app that places User Account Control into “Quiet” mode. In a few short hours it has saved me from a bunch of annoying popups. See my earlier post on pop-ups in GoToMeeting.
However, it does nothing to help me with the current headache I am experiencing with UAC. This is a post I originally made to the CIC Solutions Forum. It has gone unanswered for awhile, so I thought I would try posting it here.
Vista security is driving me crazy these days. I am running Time Matters 8 Enterprise on a Vista Ultimate machine with SQL Server 2005 Express. The data is shared and accessed by a Win XP desktop and a Vista Business laptop.
First issue, I had to turn the Windows Firewall completely off on the host machine before the others could access the data. They could see the folders but received an SQL error when trying to access the data. No huge deal here, I have a firewall on my router, but it was a real pain until I figured it out.
The bigger issue I have now relates to User Account Control. On the host machine, if UAC is turned ON and I try to run bills or create a PDF from the TM Document List, I receive a “printer not activated” error. I can print the bills normally. I can even create PDF by selecting Adobe PDF as my printer. However, it does not create an automatic PDF copy of the invoices from Time Matters like it is supposed to do and which, of course, I want. So, I turn UAC OFF – it’s only me accessing the machine anyway – and reboot. Now, PDFs can be created but the TM QB server will not run until I turn UAC back on and reboot again. That’s a lot of screwing around to create a bill.
Anyone else on the bleeding edge? I am beginning to think I need to bite the bullet and get a server rather than my existing PtP setup but am hoping someone has an idea.