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What file exclusions do I need to make in my firewall to ensure that Sage 50 will operate correctly?


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Note: GEO Blocking should not be enabled.


Configuring the Firewall or proxy server allow access to the following URLs:

  • Sage Activation URL:

Note: If using a 32-bit operating system, open Program Files instead of Program Files (x86) where the latter is listed.

The following files must be allowed through your firewall and added to your anti virus exceptions list:

  • Ports 443, 1583, 3351
  • Located in the Program Path (by default it's located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage\Peachtree\); see How to find data path and program path
    • Peachw.exe
    • PeachtreePrefetcher.exe
    • SmartPostingService[Version].exe
    • PeachUpd.exe
    • SageReg.exe
    • Sage.overdrive.cloudbackup.exe
  • Located in data path: OverDriveData.txt file
  • Located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sage Data Exchange:
    • Sage.Data.Exchange.Client.exe
    • SageOverDrive.exe
  • Located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Actian\PSQL\bin: (If using Sage 50 2022 and earlier)
    • w3dbsmgr.exe
    • w3lgo103.exe
    • NOTE: If using Sage 50 2023 and later. Located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Actian\Zen\bin:
    • zenengnsvc32.exe
    • zenengnapp.exe
    • w3lgo103.exe
  • Located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Peach\FormViewer
    Note: If not currently using the payroll service, this folder may not be present.
    • Aatrixforms.exe
    • Updater.exe
    • Updater2.exe
  • C:\Users\[Windows Username]\AppData\Local\Aatrix Software
    Note: If AppData is not listed, turn on the folder option to Show hidden files and folders
  • C:\Users\[Windows Username]\AppData\Roaming\Aatrix Software
  • To enter exceptions for Sage URL's that might be blocked and preventing the software from downloading, add an exception for *
  • Under Program Files(x86) or Program Files, if a 32-bit OS, search for the file peachw.exe.config and enter an exception for every URL found in that file


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