This has nothing to do with SBS… so, you can probably stop reading now.
I’m avid user of Peachtree (although my “area of expertise“ are the Classic and 2000 versions). I used to spend a lot of time (and still do) on alt.comp.software.financial.peachtree and PeachtreeForums. If I had a cent for each time I have answered this question I would have enough to buy a coffee J. So, I decided to post it here for future reference (I apologize for going Off Topic).
Little Know Fact: I “met” Chad Gross long before either one of us became SBS MVPs on the Peachtree newsgroup. In fact, he was the one who introduced me to the SBS2000 newsgroup. It’s a very small (virtual) world!!!
Install Peachtree Classic
– Use the setup disks and install it. Since I hate to use floppies… for future installations it might be a good idea to install it on a workstation and copy the content of the C:\PCA directory to a CD then create a .bat file that copies the entire content back to the PC. This way you have created your own PCA v11 CD.
Create the Shortcut
– Right click on a empty space on the desktop and select New -> Shorcut
– A wizard should appear and in the “Location of the item” put: C:\PCA\PCA.BAT and click Next (do not use NETPEACH.EXE). Type a name for the shorcut and click Finish.
– Right Click the newly created shorcut and select properties. On the Options tab and select Full Screen in Display Options. Go to the Layout tab and put the following settings:
Screen Buffer Size and Window Size
– Click “OK”… that should do the trick.
Note: Peachtree v11 cannot run on Windowed mode on XP/2000 (it becomes painfully slow). That;s why we have to do this.
Set the Enviromental Variables
– Right-click My Computer and select properties. Go to the Advanced Tab and click on Enviromental Variables.
– On “System Variables” press New and put “Overlay_Heap“ as the variable name and “1“ as the value. Repeat this step with “PC3ID“ as the variable name and “CO“ as the value.
– Open C:\Windows\System32\Config.NT with Notepad and add/modify so it says “Files =100“.
That should do the trick! Reboot the PC just in case.