What's most successful Migration path?


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FranOR

I am currently on SBA2006 and will now upgrade my system as well as the rest
of my business. I have purchased full version of Office Professtional 2007
as well as Accounting Pro 2007. I have not loaded anything yet. What's the
most successful path?
1) Upgrade SBA first THEN load Office Pro?
2) Install both software and THEN open the old SBA file and let the 2007 do
its thing?
3) Any OOPsies I should be looking out for?
4) Also, do I load everyone's new SW and THEN try to share/network?
I've really labored to get some of my PC's on SBA 2006 and some never got
them all networked (not even MS could get every PC onto the network!), so
I've got to avoid all possible pitfalls and PRAY that I get all 7 copies of
the software FINALLY sharing tho we would never have more than 4 people on
concurrently (after months of trying, MS and I have only been able to get 3
copies actually sharing the file). Frustrating to have so many copies of the
MS SW and not be able to use them! I would be thrilled if someone from MS
could assist me in getting this done correctly the first time - or even the
second or so ....!
 
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Jesper [MS]

Hi

The easiest approach for you would be to install 2007 Pro side-by-side with
2006.
Then open 2007 and activate and register it.
Then use 2007 to open the old company which will take you through the
upgarde wizard and upgrade the company.

After it has been upgraded it can no longer be opened in 2006. But a backup
is taken during the process so you could always restore that backup using
2006 if you wanted to go back.
If you think that you will need the old 2006 I recommend you simply also
take a backup in 2006 first which will make it easier later.

Remote machines connecting will also need to have 2007 installed to connect
to the 2007 company.

As for any client server issues you mention then we could deal more specific
with them later if you run into them.
 
F

FranOR

Does this mean that I can leave SBA 2006 on my system even if I've loaded
Acctg Pro 2007? I understand the backup/restore concept - no prob there.
Being able
to have the old system in abeyance would sure reduce my fear-of-risk! As I
mentioned, SBA is mission-critical to our business. Thanks, FranOR.
 
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Jesper [MS]

Yes, we designed it so that they can run side-by-side.
Only caveat is that when upgrading to 2007 we copy the database to the new
SQL Express and stamp the old one as unusable (to avoid user mistakenly
entering data in the wrong system).
So if you want to continue using 2006 you need to restore it after upgrading
but it sounds like you know that part.
 
F

FranOR

How do you "..copy the DB to a new SQL Express..?" Maybe, I'mjust not
familiar with that terminology. By the by, I REALLY APPRECIATE your prompt
responses thus far - you are great!
 
J

Jesper [MS]

Thx.

I just meant that in 2006 your company data is stored in a database on MSDE
(a low-end SQL Server) and in 2007 the data is stored in another database on
SQL Express (a new version of SQL Server).
So we copy the database from MSDE to SQL Express and then upgrade it. The
old database is then marked as unusable.
 
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FranOR

I installed the two pro packages as you indicated and now
1) I cannot get BCM 2007 to load: the "irisms32.dll" won't enable. I've
tried all the available troubleshooting possibilities, no luck. Any ideas?
2) I'm sure this problem is a dumb one, but I can't get the templates to
populate with actual field values - all my documents just show the field
codes. I did "muck" with XML tags (to add fields to the template) and,
obviously, I did something wrong but just can't figure out how to get back to
basics! Any ideas here?
3) The rest of the Accounting Pro seems to be very vanilla and seamless -
pulling up the SBA206 data nicely.
Thanks.
 

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