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Sage Failed To Switch Terminal Server To Install Mode



A terminal server in Sage 50 is a hardware device that lets you link serial devices over the network. When installing any application on the terminal server it is required to modify the Server to install mode. Switching terminal tool to execute and install mode might get failed due to several reasons. The primary reason may be the wrong user command entered to switch a terminal server into Install mode. The below article is rounded up with a guide to fix Sage Switch terminal server errors.

Why Issue Happen:

  • Windows Terminal services failed to discover an autorun function
  • Remote Desktop in Windows is failed to find the autorun function.

How to Identify Sage Failed To Switch Terminal Server To Install Mode Issue?

The unable to install the application on the Sage Switch terminal is due to the below factors:

When suddenly the application installed on a terminal server creates an interruption or error message that signifies the Switch terminal server failed to enable install mode.

How to Troubleshoot Sage Failed To Switch Terminal Server To Install Mode?

Here is the list of methods to fix the Failed to switch Terminal Server to INSTALL mode error:

Resolution 1- Use the download link to install:

  • First of all open the My computer
  • Search to Sage folder (default folder is C:\Sage)
  • Now double-click on the folder named Sage50_[Version]
  • Locate peachw folder and double-click on it
  • Search install folder and give a double-click
  • Now you have to right-click on the Setup-exe file
  • Choose Run as administrator

Resolution 2- use the install files  in the Temp folder to install:

  • First of all, open the Run window by using the shortcut Windows+R buttons
  • Enter %temp%,
  • Hit OK
  • Locate the RarSFX0 folder and double-click on the folder named peachw
  • Search install folder and double-click on it
  • Find setup.exe and right-click on it
  • Choose Run as administrator

Resolutions 3- Use the install files in the Program Path to install:

  • This folder appears after network installation on the server.
  • Find the program path
  • Locate the peachtreeInstaller20xx folder and double click on it
  • Now double click on the Peachw folder
  • Hit Install folder
  • Search setup-exe file and right-click on it
  • Choose Run as administrator

Resolution 4- Download Sage 50 20xx new copy:

  • Locate the Sage 50 download portal
  • Download the Sage installer on the desired folder
  • The installation files by default get extracted to the C:\Sage\Sage50_20XX_X
  • Search the C:\Sage\Sage50_20XX_X\Peachw\Install
  • Give a right Click _setup.exe
  • Hit Run as administrator


After resolving the above methods if each time we’ve run a major update or updated to the advanced release, this creates an issue. Many times the “_setup.exe” file is in the C:\Sage\%SAGEVERSION%\peachw\install\ directory or another directory. Then you would think to display command prompt windows and enter change user and find the error persists then check for the server configuration

Hopefully, the techniques helped you to resolve the issue. If you need further assistance then give a call to the Sage consultant team.  Seeking experts’ advice is always beneficial. Use a live chat, email, or phone number to reach the professional.


How can I find the data path from inside Sage?

  • Use the icon properties in Sage 50:
  • Open Sage 50 program
  • Choose File
  • Hit Open Company
  • Now drag the box corner to view the full directory
  • The data path appears in the directory, minus the truncated spell of the company file name
  • Here are the steps to discover the program path:
  • Locate the Sage shortcut icon and right-click on it
  • Choose Properties
  • The path appears in blue on the Target line, minus peachw.exe

How would I install the terminal server on the Computer?

  • Open My Computer
  • Choose the Sage folder
  • Locate the Sage50_20XX folder and double-click on it
  • Open the folder Peachw and perform a double-click on it
  • Hit Install folder
  • Search _setup.exe and right-click on it
  • Choose run as administrator

How can I delete temporary files in Sage 50?

  • Open the taskbar
  • Give a click on the Search field
  • Enter disk cleanup
  • Choose Disk cleanup in the results
  • Click on the drive you need to clean up
  • Click on OK
  • Below files to delete, choose the file types
  • To get file type description
  • Hit OK

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