Installing and configuring Sage ERP

·         Navigate to <Software path of Sage>\WSSetup

·         Run the Setup.exe

·         Set the Programs path to: c:\Sage

·         Set the Data path as: c:\Sage

·         Run ‘sqlncli.msi’ From SQL 2008 R2 install folder

·         Go to Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts

·         Set the UAC settings to never notify

·         Go to:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools

·         Run ‘Data Sources (ODBC)’

·         Go to System DSN tab

·         Click Add

·         Select SQL Server Native Client and click next

·         Set the name as ACCPAC and the server as <SQLSERVERNAME\INSTANCENAME – (you can leave the description blank)

·         Click next

·         The username should be set as ‘sagerpadmin’ (Or whatever you set it to in the DB)

·         Click Next then Finish

·         Copy the lic and Site folders from here: \\dubbur-fp02\Public Data\UAE\IT\SageFiles to c:\Sage

Open Database setup & configure database setup based on above

When printing (For example; a PO) for the first time, it will aim at the local C:\ drive so when printing:

·         Navigate to \dubbur-sage01\accpac\Program Files (x86)\Sage\Sage Accpac\PO60A\ENG and select your .rpt file name. (purchase order-other than KPM)

Increase disk partition size when windows disk manager has extend disk grayed out

Firstly, extend volume with Diskpart.exe

To extend volume with diskpart.exe, you just need to open up Command line utility with Administrators rights (Start -> right click CMD and choose run as administrator). Type Diskpart and the utility fires up.

  1. Open a command prompt and type diskpart.
  2. At the DISKPART prompt, type list volume. Make note of the basic volume you want to extend.
  3. At the DISKPART prompt, type select volume <volumenumber>. This selects the basic volume volumenumber that you want to extend into contiguous, empty space on the same disk.
  4. At the DISKPART prompt, type extend [size=<size>]. This extends the selected volume by size megabytes (MB).

Moreover, you can use this commands like: Delete partition, Format and more – you can read further on over here.

OWA not working for Mailbox (MB) in remote location – Its all about the proxy!

One site, MB and CAS server all in one site. OWA worked with no issues.

Moved mailbox to another Site and OWA broke.

I had to change the settings on the remote location (MB Locations) for OWA:

Server configuration – > Client Access -> go to the server in question (the MB server) -> OWA (Default Web Site) -> Authentication -> change to “Integrated Windows Authentication” and on general tab, set external URL to nothing.


Outlook 2010 always saying “Contacting Server for Information”

Microsoft says that Outlook freezes “by design” and that they are not going to be working on this issue. Below is their explaination and proposed solutions:

Issue Statement:

Outlook contacting server for information when replying/forwarding and printing emails with HTML contents and images.
The behavior that we are experiencing is expected when we have Outlook 2007 and above which does not cache message references (hyperlinked images in our case). Reason behind this is an expected behavior is Outlook 2007 and above versions do not keep the reference data of message/email body. The time it points to references data from specific location which is mentioned in hyperlink, which is nothing but advanced HTML content which renders based hyperlink. Unless the entire content is downloaded Outlook.exe will wait, once entire content is fetched in email Outlook.exe process will respond back. So the hang that is experienced is moreover an expected behavior when we have such advanced HTML content. This behavior with advanced HTML content is known to Microsoft since product is designed to wait until the content is loaded 100%.


Outlook contacting server for information when replying/forwarding/printing emails with HTML content.


This is a known issue when you are dealing with HTML emails which have the images on a different server and are not embedded images.

When you open HTML emails which have images that are stored on another server Outlook will contact the server to download the images every time you open the Email. It won’t save it locally as the image is not a content of the Email. The emails only have links of the images which is actually on another server.

So when you forward or print Outlook will contact the server once again which ultimately will take some time to download the images.

In Outlook 2010, default and the only rendering engine is Word, and since Word is not a browser each image is considered separate from any other (a unique link). This is unlike a web browser which treats images like a pool of resources and will reuse the same one over and over if two tags share the same link path. So whereas a browser only needs to pull the image once, word will pull it for every image. In addition, word don’t guarantee rendering of content designed for web pages and not email.

Reading the email is OK because we can download images in the background (it is a synch). But to forward or print, we have to pull the images synchronously because we need the download to complete before we can proceed to the next step. So the reason it only occurs on those steps is by design.


This is a by design issue.
We have listed a few workarounds below:-


Uncheck the option in Trust Centre “Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items.” which you have already tried and it is working for some emails but not all.
You may create a Registry Key as mentioned below which gives you the same behavior as the first step:


Dword: BlockHTTPImages

Value: 1

You can open the Email in Web Browser by opening the Email and going to Actions -> View in Browser.
In Outlook 2010, under File tab, Options, locate: Replies and forwards: there is the option of four ways of forwarding email:


File -> Options -> Trust Center -> Trust Center Settings -> un-tick the ” Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items.