Sage 50 Connection Manager Error: How To Fix It?

by Grace P. Ask For Accounting

Sage 50 Connection Manager error can be an incredibly frustrating experience for users. This error typically occurs when there is a problem with the connection between Sage 50 and the user’s computer. As a result, users may find their work stalled or errors popping up while they are working. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to fix the sage 50 connection manager error. By following these simple instructions, you should be able to get your work back on track and continue to use Sage 50 without any issues.

Error: "Sage 50 cannot find the Connection Manager" when opening the company file.

When opening the company file in Sage 50, an error message is displayed indicating that "Sage 50 cannot find the Connection Manager." The most common cause of this problem is a missing .NET Framework installation. To fix the issue, you will need to install the .NET Framework on your computer. Once the .NET Framework is installed, you can try to open the company file again.

What is the Sage 50 Connection Manager?

The Sage 50 Connection Manager is used to manage connections between Sage software and other systems. If it fails, you may be able to fix it by following these steps:

1. Start sage 50 and connect to the database.

2. In the Connection Manager, choose "Sage 50 Administrator".

3. In the "Sage 50 Administrator" dialog box, click "Connection Management" in the left pane.

4. Under "Current Connections", you will see all of your active connections to other systems. Double-click on a connection to open the associated dialog box for that connection.

5. Under "Settings", you can change various settings related to that connection, such as authentication credentials or connection speed limits. You can also change the default database for that connection.

Causes behind the Issue of Sage 50 Cannot Find the Connection Manager

If you are experiencing an issue with the Sage 50 connection manager, there might be a few things that can cause the problem.

First, make sure that your computer is up-to-date and that all of the latest updates have been installed.

Second, verify that you have the correct network settings in place. 

Third, make sure that your computer has the correct version of Sage 50 installed.

Fourth, if you are using a proxy server or VPN, make sure that those are configured correctly.

Finally, if you are using a third-party software application to manage your connections (such as Bonjour), make sure that it is up-to-date as well.

Solution to fix sage 50 connection manager error

The solution to fix the sage 50 connection manager error is as follows:

1. Launch Sage 50 and go to the "Sage Connection Manager" window.
2. Select the "Options" button from the main toolbar and select the "Connection Manager Settings" tab.
3. In the "Connection Manager Settings" window, set the following:
-Port number: 15000
-Host name: localhost
-SSL/TLS certificate path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Sage Software\Sage 50\servercerts

4. Click on OK to close the "Connection Manager Settings" window.
5. Restart Sage 50 by clicking on the "Restart" button from the main toolbar.

Solution 1: Restart the Sage 50 Connection Manager

If you are experiencing an error when connecting to the Sage 50 connection manager, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the issue. The first step is to restart the connection manager. This should clear any temporary issues and restart the process. If that does not work, you can try troubleshooting some of the common errors that may occur.

Solution 2: Edit the HKEY Registry

Sage Connection Manager Error: How To Fix It

If you are experiencing an error when trying to connect to a Sage account, there is a possibility that the registry might be corrupted. Follow these steps to fix the registry error and connect to your Sage account:

1. Boot your computer into safe mode by pressing F8 when your computer starts up. This will bring up the boot menu. Select "Safe Mode with Networking."
4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Servers\ and delete the key named "Sage Connection Manager." 5. Restart your computer and try connecting to your Sage account again.

Solution 3: Use a Static IP Address

If you're experiencing trouble connecting to a Sage Connection Manager server, there are several potential solutions. First, make sure that the IP address of your server is correctly set. You can check this by opening a command prompt and entering the following command:


If the IP address is not correct, you'll need to change it. You can find out what your current IP address is by entering the following command:


If the ping fails, you'll need to change your IP address. To do this, you'll first need to find out if your router has DHCP capabilities. If so, you'll need to contact your router's manufacturer for instructions on how to enable them. If your router doesn't have DHCP capabilities, you'll need to configure it so that it assigns specific IP addresses automatically. To do this, open a browser and enter the following address.

You should replace "" with the actual IP address of your server and "64" with the desired prefix length (in bytes). After filling in these values, click OK to save the configuration file and close the browser window. Next, you'll need to restart your computer in order for the new settings to take effect. To do this, select Start.


If you are experiencing an error with the Sage 50 Connection Manager, there are a few things that you can do to try and fix it. First, make sure that your computer is connected to the internet and that all of your software is up-to-date. If those two points are checked and you still experience an error, then some troubleshooting steps might be necessary. In the end, if all else fails, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team for further assistance. Thank you for reading!

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