Peachtree 2004 "This is not a valid company" error

Hello,
I'm having a problem with Peachtree 2004. We have it setup so that
it runs from two workstations and all the peachtree data is stored on
a file server on the LAN. We're in the process of replacing the file
server so I have copied all the peachtree data from the old server to
the new server.
The workstations have this network folder mapped as drive Z. When I
change the mapping of drive Z to point to the new server (which has an
exact copy of the data on the old server) and then I try to open the
company I get an error that says "This is not a valid Peachtree
company. Please try again."
If I put a new installation of peachtree 2004 on a third computer I
can open the company. So I uninstalled peachtree from one of the
other workstations, rebooted, and reinstalled peachtree 2004. Still
it says "this is not a valid Peachtree company, please try again."
Although it will open the old folder with no problem.
Can anyone help me? Please?
Reply to
blincolnw
How are you getting the company onto the bad computer? Try making a PT backup file on another computer and then do a restore into a NEW company on the bad one. Your error message implies that you are missing a file on that machine which is causing PT to not recognize the company.
Reply to
Laura
What I did was Copy all the data from the existing server and paste it all onto the new server. I have checked and I don't see any missing files but i will try the backup.
Reply to
blincolnw
Is this PT complete accounting or PT accounting? If it is complete if you want, I could try opening the company file if you e-mail it to me at soundbookkeeping at gmail dot com. Just zip all of the files in the company folder if you don't have a working backup file (ptb).
Reply to
Laura
would you like me to try opening up the company? I have PT 2004 complete. If you want me to try, e-mail me the backup file or winzip the entire contents of the company folder.
Reply to
Laura
I had this happen once with the same "This not a valid company" error when I transfered a clients data to a new server. The version.txt file in the copied data was blank. I looked at a backup and the version .txt file had 16.002 ( for PT complete 2006). Open the file named version.txt in the company folder and see if there is a version number. I just added it to the blank file and the comnpany opened right up. If it's blank, hopefully someone with PT Complete 2004 can post it.
Tom
Reply to
tom
Yes, that is one cause of this error message. It is worth checking for that file.
For PT Complete 2004 the file should read:
14.02
Reply to
Laura
Thanks for the tip. I actually found this one on a web site somewhere and I already checked. The version.txt file was copied over and it does have the same numbers as the old data files. I want to try creating a peach tree backup like Lara said and then restore the backup to the new server and see if that makes any difference. The problem is I need to get everyone out of the files in order to do the backup so I may do that this weekend.
Reply to
blincolnw
Ruling out any network issues you might try that on a local computer first. Then take that new backup file and restore it on the server.
Reply to
Laura

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