Saturday 7 February 2009

SBS 2008 – Lacerte 2004 Install

We had some interesting times getting Lacerte 2006 installed and configured on an SBS 2008 network (Previous blog post).

And, today we also installed Lacerte 2005 (Previous blog post) into an SBS 2008 and Windows Vista Business native environment.

Have a look at both posts in order to get the run down for each version of the program.

In the case of Lacerte 2004, once the network install was completed (again from a local folder to UNC path), we needed to copy the network installed 04Tax folder to the local machine and run the workstation specific install from there.

We left the workstation install directory at the default C:\Lacerte\0XTax for all of our installs so far.

Once the install routine had finished, the program fired up okay with a series of typical Lacerte startup questions.

This one was pretty neat:

09-02-07 Lacerte 04 Install - 18 - Monitor sizeWe have not seen a 15” monitor sitting on a desk for a long time. In this case, the question is probably referring to a CRT monitor size too. Perhaps the only exception to that rule would be the occasional 15” LCD sitting on a table in a server closet or in an older 1U KVM drawer.

Again, keep in mind that Lacerte 2004 will need to be fired up at least once before copying over the existing Lacerte 2004 firm data on the first install to the network and local workstation.

On each subsequent workstation Lacerte 2004 gets installed on the program will take some time to fire up, so please be patient.

To date, we now have the following successful Lacerte network installs with full firm data access on an SBS 2008 and Windows Vista Business native network:

Lacerte Installs on Windows Vista

Lacerte 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004 on SBS 2008 & Vista

We have one more install to do for Lacerte 2003. Hopefully it will go as good as the previous versions did … at least relatively that is! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac!

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