Installing Manager locally

Instead of connecting through the Remote Desktop utility, users with reliable high-speed Internet connections may prefer to run Manager as a standalone application on a local computer. This method has certain advantages:

Youʼll need to install Manager on every computer you intend to use. You need only do this once; from then on the software automatically keeps itself updated.

Manager runs in Microsoft Windows. To use it with other operating systems, such as MacOS, youʼll need to install virtualization or emulation software (e.g., VMWare Fusion, Parallels, or VirtualBox).

To download and install Λctiv8 Manager:

  1. Log in to the Λctiv8 ftp server at (You can obtain the user name and password from Λctive8 support.) Locate the file ActiveClubManager.exe.

  2. In the File Download – Security Warning dialog, click Run.

  3. Windows begins installing Manager. When prompted for your Database Name, enter the name that you received in your “Welcome” letter from Λctiv8 support.

  4. When the installation is finished, Windows creates an “Active Club Manager” icon on your desktop. Right-click the icon and choose Properties.

  5. On the Compatibility tab of the Properties dialog; check Run as an administrator.

  6. Click Apply, OK, and Close.

Manager is installed and ready to run; you can log in with your user name and password.

If you don't know your user name and password, contact Λctiv8 tech support.

Repairing a corrupt .cab file

The cabinet (.cab) file is a compressed archive containing all the files needed for installing Manager. This file can sometimes become corrupted, and can often be repaired:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.

  2. From the menu, choose All Programs : Active Club Manager.

  3. In the submenu, right-click Repair Corrupt Cabinet File and choose Run as Administrator.

Related topics:

Λctiv8 Manager system basics

Setting up remote access

Installing Manager locally

Logging in and out

Changing your password

Retrieving a lost password

Λctiv8 Manager user types

Menus and tools

Setting program preferences

Product update settings

Sending messages

Keyboard shortcuts