Simply 2007 installed with no issues on Windows Vista with the data hosted on a network share.
Simply 2008 on the other hand does not install as simply as that.
The first problem was on the Windows Vista workstation.
Whenever we went to run Simply Accounting we would get:
Error: Cannot connect to Simply Connection ManagerOn a properly running setup we should see:
The little icon was in the System Tray, the service was installed and listed under services.msc, but it was not running.
Simply Accounting Connection Manager Service
This is what we had to do:
- Open Windows Explorer (logged in as a local admin) or elevate Windows Explorer
- c:\Program Files\Winsim\ConnectionManager
- Right click on the SimplyConnectionManager.exe file & properties
- Compatibility Tab
- Run this program as an administrator
- Close Windows Explorer.
Once we did that, we hit the start button for the service and it started with no issues.
Setting Admin Rights to the Connection Manager
But, we encountered the same error again!
This client's data is located on a company share, so we were not sure what the next step was.
Since this is a brand new install, we put in a call to Sage to see what they had to say.
Well, apparently we need to do a "Data Only" install on the server. Once we did that, made sure the Simply Connection Manager service was started - it did not start up after the install - they were in business.
There are two workstations connecting to this database. One of the two needs to be running as a restricted user.
And we may be in a bit of a bind as the service is not wanting to start while logged in as the restricted user. We even set the service to run as admin via an elevated Windows Explorer and subsequent UAC elevation using a local admin rights user to access the "Run as Admin for All Users" properties.
It is the end of the day for them, and for us, so we will work on it again in the morning to see if we need to set compatibility mode for the service in order to get it to run under a restricted account. But, so far we have struck out.
Sage ... it is not looking too good for you at this point. :(
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