Sage 50 Accounting Connection Manager

The Sage 50 Accounting Connection Manager controls requests from Sage 50 Accounting and third-party software to connect to your company's data. The Connection Manager must be installed on the computer or server where your company data is stored.

There are three ways of accessing the Connection Manager:

  • Open the Start menu and choose Sage 50 Accounting Connection Manager from the Sage 50 Accounting program group.
  • Click the system tray icon.
  • Open the Connection Manager from within Sage 50 Accounting by selecting Setup and then Connection Manager.

When the Connection Manager is running, you will see a Sage 50 Accounting system tray icon on your desktop (usually located in the bottom right corner). When you hover over this icon, the status text shows you how many connections are being used.

Note: The Sage 50 Accounting Connection Manager cannot be installed on a network-attached storage unit or network drive.

Connection Manager Information

If you use one the above-mentioned methods to open the Connection Manager, you will see the following information:

Other Options

The Connection Manager is set up to handle most company requirements for connection requests. If, however, you want to change any of its settings, you can do so by editing the ConnectionManager.ini file.

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 SBS 2008, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2.
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Sage Software\Connection Manager, or

Sage 50 Accounting Troubleshooter

The Sage 50 Accounting Troubleshooter provides assistance for common data or connection errors. Click the Help Me Troubleshoot button and the Sage 50 Accounting Troubleshooter launches automatically. You can also access it by opening the Start menu and selecting Sage 50 Accounting Troubleshooter from the Sage 50 Accounting program group.