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How To Fix Sage Error Code 1603? [Causes & Resolution Methods]

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There are several issues that you might encounter when you install the Sage 50 software (version 19.2 or later with server 2008/2012/Windows 8/Windows 10). To name, Sage error code 1603 or the Install-shield error is one such issue that either occurs because of a missing company file or interference of other software. However, there are many other reasons as well that can trigger the occurrence of the taxation error 1603. To help you get aware of all such possible causes, we have covered them in the next part of this blog.

Why Are You Stuck With Sage Error 1603?

Below, we have listed all such possible causes that can result in Sage error code 1603:

  • Restrictive Windows firewall settings or the anti-virus might disable the installer.
  • Your system isn’t meeting the minimum system requirement of the Sage product.
  • The Windows File Sharing Wizard is enabled and, thus, hampers the installation process.
  • The system is lacking access to the Shared folders on the network.
  • The damaged Microsoft .NET Framework component also triggers Error 1603 in Sage.
  • The lack of administrator permissions required for installation is another reason behind Sage Taxation Error 1603.
  • 1603 Failed Installation Error can occur due to incorrect user account settings as well.

How To Troubleshoot Sage Install Error 1603?

Below, we have listed some of the effective resolution methods by following which you will be able to resolve sage error code 1603. 

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Note: Always create a backup of your company data to keep it secure from any unwanted damage. 

Solution 1: Check the Log Files

  • Go to the Start menu, type %temp% in the text space, and press the Enter key.
  • Now, look for the Practice Suite Installer Logs and right-click on the folder.
  • Then, select Send to option followed by Compressed Zip Folder. Also, search for the zip file in the same folder.
  • Right-click on the zip file and click on Cut.
  • Go to the Desktop and right-click anywhere to select Paste.
  • If required, you may send the zip file to your IT support executive. Also, try to check for the corrupted entries that have triggered the Sage installation error 1603.
  • To find other discrepancies that resulted in the sage error code 1603, you can go to Windows Event Viewer.

Solution 2: Run the Install Checker Tool

If, for any reason, you have ended up with a failed Sage installation, then you can run the Install Checker Tool to become aware of the current status of your installation.

  • Go to the server in the first place.
  • Click on the Windows icon, select Computer, and go to the C: Drive.
  • Navigate to the Program Files folder and double-click on the Sage folder, followed by the Sage Taxation folder.
  • Now, open the Server directory and go to the Sage Taxation Read Only Dir folder.
  • Further, double-click on the exe file to run the installation checker. When prompted, click Yes.
  • Once again, click on Yes to perform data scanning.
  • Once the scanning process completes and reports back with sage error code 1603, start diagnosing it as soon as possible.

Solution 3: Turn Off the Windows Firewall

  • Click on the Windows icon and select Control Panel> System and Security> Windows Firewall.
  • After that, select the Turn Windows Firewall on or off option.
  • Select Turn off Windows Firewall and try to continue the installation once again.

Still stuck with sage error code 1603? Don’t worry! You may proceed to the below-given solutions and fix Sage 50 Error Code 1603

Solution 4: Disable the Windows File Sharing Wizard

With the Windows file-sharing wizard, the controls for shared folders are simplified to a greater extent. But, there might be instances where the file-sharing Wizard can actually hamper the installation of the software, and thus, you have to disable it. To do so, proceed with the below-given steps

For Windows 8.1 and 10 Users

  • Go to the File Explorer, click on the View tab, and select Options.
  • Then, click on the Advanced Tab.
  • Under the Advanced Settings section, unmark the Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended) checkbox and select OK.

For Windows 7 Users

  • Click on the Windows icon in the first place and then click on Computer.
  • Go to the Organize tab and click on Folder and Search Options.
  • Click on the View tab and unmark the Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended) checkbox box under the Advanced Settings section
  • At last, click OK.

Aren’t you able to resolve sage error code 1603 by following the above-given methods? Don’t panic! The other solutions might help you.

Solution 5: Verify if the Shared Folder is Accessible

Due to insufficient permissions of the Shared folders on the network, you might not be able to install the software. to get rid of this error, you need to get access to all such folders. To make sure if these are fully accessible, you must follow  the below-given steps:

  • Click on the Windows icon and type \\%computername% in the Search field. Then, press the Enter key.
  • Go to either SageTaxationShareDir or SCTShareDir.
  • Right-click on some empty space and click on New.
  • Select the Folder option from the drop-down to create a new folder and delete that folder instantly.

Solution 6: Repair the damaged .NET framework

.NET Framework contains several components with which other software runs on the Windows platform. Any damage in the components required by Sage 50 can result in Sage error code 1603. Thus, you will need to repair or reinstall the whole program. To do so, you may follow the steps given below:

  • Click on the Windows icon and select Control Panel
  • Now, select the Program and Features option 
  • Right-click on the .NET Framework and click on the Repair option.
  • The setup wizard will try to repair the framework. However, if this doesn’t rectify the sage error code 1603, then you must reinstall the .NET Framework (.NET Framework 4.5 or above version).

Solution 7: Change the User Access Settings

  • Click on the Windows icon and go to the Control Panel.
  • After that, click on User Accounts and select Change User Account and Settings option.
  • It will display a vertical bar on the basis of which you can select the level of access you want users to have.
  • Alternatively, you may also go to the user and give them administrator access to make changes in the software.

Read More: Recover your crucial files that occult by QuickBooks Error 1612

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