: The certification of different operating systems for use with Sage MAS 90 and 200 is an ongoing process. Do not rely solely on this knowledgebase entry to tell you whether you're system is compatible. Always check the offiical Sage Support Platforms Matrix.Windows Vista
is supported only for levels 4.10
which have the latest service packs/updates applied (scroll down for links to the service updates as well as install documentation) and for which you have followed specific instructions regarding loading MAS 90 or 200 under Vista
(see attached relevant PDF - note that there is one guide for v4.1 and one for v4.2).
Sage recommends upgrading to version 4.20 for users running Vista workstations.
Sage MAS 90 and 200 Version 4.10 requires Service Update 15
or higher to be Vista compatible. After installing the latest Service Update, an additional program titled Sage MAS 90 and 200 Version 4.10 Vista Update is required
. This update must be installed on the Sage MAS 90 or 200 servers and will modify the Workstation Setup components on that server. All users will subsequently need to re-run Workstation Setup on all workstations that are running Sage MAS 90 or 200 on this server. After the Vista update is installed, users will not be able to access Sage MAS 90 or 200 without running the updated Workstation Setup
, third party add-on programs may NOT
yet be compatible with Vista (FRX, F9, Crystal) - so be sure to check ALL of the programs you use with Sage MAS 90 or 200 prior to making a switch to Vista.Important Note:
The 64 Bit version of Windows 2003 is not compatible with Sage MAS 90 or 200. Until 64 Bit Windows is certified, we recommend avoiding use of MAS 90 or 200 on any computer/server running the 64 bit version of Windows.Note Regarding Terminal Server 64 Bit:
At present the only version of Sage MAS 90 and 200 that is scheduled to be compatible with the 64 bit version of TS is v4.3.
The problem with running Sage MAS 90 or 200 under TS 64 Bit is that during installation certain 16 bit programs attempt to run and will fail under the 64 bit version of TS.
An unsupported and undocumented workaround for 64 bit Windows and TS
, is to install MAS 200 on an XP workstation or another server running a 32-bit version of 2003 or 2000 Server, then move the installation with Windows Explorer to the 2003 64-bit server. If on 3.71, you have to deal with this once. But if installing on 4.x, this will continue to be a problem because as you add modules, re-install existing modules, it has to be done from the same installation point, which in this case is the XP box or the other non-32-bit server.NOTE:
Until officially supported by Sage Software, we do not
recommend use of unsupported platforms such as 64 bit versions. Any information provided in this KB entry is provided as-is. Use this at your own risk.Link to Sage Supported Platform MatrixesLink to the latest Sage MAS 90 and 200 Service Updates and Service Packs (for both v4.10 and v4.20)Link to updated PVXCOM.EXE referenced in the installation tips
Test VISTA/MAS90 compatibility on one machine before rolling it out company wide. Obtain the assistance of your Sage Business Partner before the implementation. Check SageTalk (link
) for any messages from users who might have adopted Vista.