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Download and install the Sage Accounts Data Service

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Summary

This guide explains what the Sage Accounts Data Service is and how to download and install it.

Description

The Sage Accounts Data Service runs on the computer or server where your Sage 50cloud Accounts data is held, as well as on all computers that will use the Sage 50cloud Accounts program. It controls the reading and writing of data, improves data security, and helps to optimise performance. The data service is required on all machines that will handle data from Sage. 

The Data service installs automatically with your software. However, when the data computer doesn’t have your software installed, you must install the Data service separately. Let's find out more.

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Before you start

Ensure your computer or server meets the System requirements for Sage 50cloud Accounts and the Firewall requirements for Sage 50cloud Accounts.

Software and data on the same computer

If your data is held on the same computer as Sage 50cloud Accounts, just Install your software as normal and the Sage Accounts Data Service installs automatically as part of the installation.


Software not installed on data computer

You must install the data service on a computer that doesn't have Sage 50cloud Accounts installed, separately. To do this:

  1. On the computer that holds your data, click the relevant link for your version: 
  2. If prompted to save the file, note the file name then click Save

    Depending on your web browser, the file may automatically save to your Downloads folder. To view your Downloads folder, press Ctrl + J on your keyboard.

  3. Browse to and double-click the file downloaded, then follow the on-screen prompts.

  4. Once complete, to install the latest updates for the data service, click the relevant link for your version:
  5. If prompted to save the file, note the file name then click Save

    Depending on your web browser, the file may automatically save to your Downloads folder. To view your Downloads folder, press Ctrl + J on your keyboard.

  6. Browse to and double-click the file downloaded, then follow the on-screen prompts.

    Alternatively, right click on the filed downloaded, click Run as administrator, then follow the on-screen prompts. This ensures permissions do not block the installation.

    NOTE: During installation prompts, make sure to select the option Data service only install.

Once you've installed the Data Service you can start using Sage 50cloud Accounts on the other connected computers. Or, Install your software on other computers if you haven't already.

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