Sage Network Install

Posted on 2005-04-07
Last Modified: 2011-02-24
I'm a virtual Sage newbee, I can install Sage standalone and that about it ...... Tomorrow I have to migrate a roppy old ME workgroup network install of Sage 9 to a new XP workgroup. Not worried about the Mikeysoft side of it, it is the Sage intall that is giving me a headache. They want the XP-PRO machines in the workgroup to have one machine configured as a Sage 9 Server and run Sage 9 Client on the same machine and run Sage Client on on others in the workgroup. I do not have a login to Sage Support and have no acces to one.
1. Can anyone give me the low down on how to do this workgroup Client/Server intall
2. In migrating how to a save and thus migrate the settings file with compant data etc. ?
rsvp asap ... gotta do this lot in the morning :-(
Question by:kgeddes
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    we've run sage 50,100 and now MMS, i've been present at all the installs so can give you some clues, though bear in mind i've never actually seen Sage 9.

    When you start the CD it should give you a list of install types, you need to start with the Network server install, follow the prompts and be ready to give it a path for all data, remember this path for later.

    Once thats all done you should share out that path from above and make it a drive letter for all machines that will be clients.

    Make a good backup before you begin any of this.

    Take the CD to the clients and run the Network Client install, part of that process will ask for the data path, give it the mapped drive that you've setup.

    Once its all done you'll need to sort out licencing, if i rememebr correctly the first client system you start will prompt you for it all and then you are done.

    When we upgraded from each previous version the data was usually automatically picked up and updated along with the product.  Once we had to add a test system that our implementors ahd setup for us, they put the data in the usual place in a new directory and they used the admin program from a client machine to tell the server where to pick up the data.  

    Beyond that i cant help you, i dont actually know the products at all, i just know the backend of the system.

    hope this helps,


    Author Comment

     It turned out easier than I thought ..... just copied old files from old ME server machine to new XP-Pro-SP2 workgroup server, copying into same name dir path, loaded sage over the top and bingo.
      Mapped net share to new workgroup server from clients, did network install from server and bingo once more.
      Like most things, easy when you've done it ;-) Anyway, thanks for the good grace to reply so quickly, the points are yours.
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    thanks :)  and glad it went well,


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