Category: How To

Sage Payroll trying to upgrade previous installation

Sage Payroll trying to upgrade previous installation

Sage Payroll

Situation:

I came across an error recently whereby I was trying to Install Sage Payroll onto a Windows 7 machine which previously had Payroll on it.  The Payroll had been removed some time ago but they now wanted Sage Payroll re-installed on the machine.

When trying to run the Sage50PayrollV22 installer it was trying to do an upgrade of the existing (now removed) Sage Payroll instead of doing a new installation.

Resolution:

There was a Payroll.ini file located in C:\Windows which were being picked up by the Sage installer. During the Installation, the installer was detecting this and was trying to perform an upgrade instead of a new installation.

To Resolve the issue delete the payroll.ini and re-run the installer.

Additional Steps:

Before I got to the above solution I downloaded and installed the Windows Program Removal tool from here and removed all of the previous Sage Payroll Installations:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed

This isn’t a required step for the fix but I would suggest doing it if you’re sure that you no longer need the previous installation.
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How To Add a New Domain into a Sonicwall Email Security Appliance (Inbound)

How To Add a New Domain into a Sonicwall Email Security Appliance (Inbound)

Situation:

You have purchased a new Email domain which you would like to receive mail on. You have an existing Sonicwall Email Security Appliance (ESA) in place and you need to configure it to accept the new email domain.

Resolution:

Log into your Sonicwall ESA via the web interface and log in as the ‘admin’ user account. The default username and password for this account is admin/password. Hopefully you will have changed this. If you haven’t, you need to…

Once logged in, carry out the following to get you to the right place:

Expand System>
Expand Network Architecture>
Click on Server Configuration>

In Server Configuration – All in One>
Highlight the inbound Email Flow Path and click ‘Edit Path’>

Add new domain into the list.
Scroll down to the bottom and click Apply

I’ve added a screenshot of this page below. Click on it to expand.
Sonicwall Email Security - Add Domain

Side note:

Remember to configure your Email Server to receive on the new email as well.