How to upgrade to Tally.ERP 9 Release 5 in Multi-User Environment?

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This article will provide the detailed procedure of upgrading from an older release to Release 5:

There are three ways of upgrading to Release 5, user can opt for any one of these:

Method 1 – Installing Tally ERP 9 in a new folder

       In Server system:

  1. Ensure you have backed up the data
  2. Surrender the license of old release
  3. Uninstall License Server and Program (Tally) of old release
  4. Download Release 5 from Download Centre
  5. Install it in a new folder, by default Tally Gateway Server will get installed.
  6. Reactivate the license, then Tally Gateway Server will start functioning on Server.
  7. Restore the data backup
  8. Execute the application, now it is ready to operate in Server.

Note: After reactivating license in Release 5, GatewayServer will start functioning with Port Number. The same will be shown in Configuration Panel:

License cnfiguration

 In Client system:

  1. Uninstall Program (Tally) of old release
  2. Install Tally (Release 5.0) using same installer in a new folder
  3. Execute Tally à Go to Licensing àConfigure Existing License à Here you have two options (Gateway Server and License File) à SelectGatewayServer à Specify IP & Port of Server system:

Configure Existing License

Server name and port number

d.    From Gateway Tally à F12 à Data Configuration à Specify server data path in Location of Data Files:

Data-configuration

*Ensure you have shared the Data folder in Server 

  1. Execute the application, now it is ready to operate in Client.

Method 2 – Installing Tally ERP9  in an existing folder

In Server system:

  1. Ensure you have backed up the data
  2. Download Release 5.0 from Download Centre
  3. During installation, specify the existing Tally.ERP 9 folder path.
  4. Accept the same and continue installing application
  5. By default, Gateway Server will get installed with existing (same) port number
  6. Execute the application, now it is ready to operate Tally at Server.
  7. The detail of Tally Gateway Server can be viewed from services.msc. Go to Run Command > type Services.msc and press Enter > here search forTally Gateway Server as shown below:

Run

Services

In Client system:

  1. Install Tally (Release 5.0) using sameinstaller
  2. During installation, specify the existing Tally.ERP 9 folder path.
  3. Accept the same and continue installing application
  4. Execute the application, license will be served through Tally Gateway Server with existing port number.

Method 3 – Accessing existing (old) License in Release 5: 

       In Server system:

  1. Ensure you have backed up the data
  2. Download Release 5 from Download Centre
  3. During installation, specify the existing Tally.ERP 9 folder path, change the path to a new folder and install it.
  4. Execute the application. Tally will open with StartUp screen > Select Configure Existing Licensing > Here you have two options (Gateway Serverand License File) > Select License File, cursor goes to License File Path > here specify the License File Path of older release (e.g. if Tally oldrelease is installed in C:/Tally.ERP9), then specify path as shown below and accept the changes.

Configure Existing License

License file path

Note:

# Once you accept the changes, immediately GatewayServer will start functioning with new port number (new port 10000), if old License Server is running with 9999 

# Lower releases license also can be accessed by specifying Release 5 License path in Server.

  1. The detail of TallyGatewayServer can be viewed from Services.msc. Go to Run Command > type Services.msc and press Enter > here search forTally Gateway Server as shown below. (Here, you can see both Tally License & Gateway Servers):

Run command Services.msc

Service Tally gateway & license server

  In Client system:

  1. Install Tally (Release 5) using same installer in a new folder
  2. During installation, specify the existing Tally.ERP 9 folder path. Change the path to a new folder and install it.
  3. Execute the application. Tally will open with StartUp screen > Select Configure Existing Licensing > Here you have two options (Gateway Serverand License File) > Select Gateway Server.The cursor goes to Server Name/IP > here, specify the Server IP or  Name with Port number as shown below:

Server name and ip in client system

Note: To find GatewayServer Port, go to Server Tally and check in Configuration Panel:

Configuration panel

How to upgrade to Tally.ERP 9 Release 5 in Multi-User Environment?
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