SBS 2003 + Peachtree Accounting

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by MWE Computers Services, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Anyone here using SBS 2003 and Peachtree Accounting? I have a potential
    customer that wants to do a full infrastructure upgrade to the SBS platform
    plus 3 to 5 XP Pro workstations, but wants to make sure his Peachtree
    accounting software will still be accessable.

    -- Michael
    MWE Computers Services, Oct 6, 2005
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    Skip Shean Guest

    How are they accessing Peachtree now? Your post makes it sound like they're
    peer-to-peer networked now on an older OS.

    As a general statement, SBS will probably make things easier, not harder.
    You could set profiles to map the same drive letter for everyone on the
    shared Peachtree data folder (or whatever is required) so everyone's config
    is the same way and if they were to change it, it would revert to the
    "right" setup on every reboot.

    Long story short, I'd look at the Peachtree support site to make sure the
    version your client is using is compatible with XP and with Windows Server
    2003. If yes, you're good.
    Skip Shean, Oct 6, 2005
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    Stefan T Guest

    I am useing peachtree premium accounting 2004 on Sbs2003 standard and it
    works just fine. Workstations have the PT program installed , a mapped drive
    to a directory on the SBS box and a PT config setting to point to the mapped
    drive. Sbs box only has the "data" directory nothing else. Works fine and any
    complants are around peachtree itself not SBS.
    Stefan T, Oct 7, 2005
  4. I have a similar client using SBS w/ Quickbooks Premoier storing the data
    file on the server and it works like a charm.

    As I am unfamiliar w/ Peachtree -- does any part of the application run on
    the SBS server or is it just for storing the data file as you mentioned --
    like I have been doing w/ Quickbooks so far?

    -- M
    MWE Computers Services, Oct 7, 2005
  5. Storage of data only.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Oct 7, 2005
  6. Cool thanks. Makes my life much easier then. :)

    -- M
    MWE Computers Services, Oct 7, 2005
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    Dale Allen Guest

    I also have a client with Peachtree on a new SBS installation. The
    Application only uses data on the server. It only took me 1 hour to move the
    data from a Windows XP professional "server" to the new SBS server. I
    mapped the same drive letter and setup security on the share to allow
    Autentecated users as I did the permisisons for the folder.

    I cannot say the same for Cougar Mountain Accounting software. That stupid
    software engineer designed the software to be installed on the server
    before it will run on workstations. I really hated to do that.

    Dale Allen, Oct 8, 2005
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