Working on LAN pc (PC A) on Tuesday with data version 26.3.139 (can't remember exact version, the 26.3 bit is certain though). No problems.
New connection to the LAN (PC B) on Tuesday upgraded the data to 26.3.245.
On Wednesday PC A gets message to upgrade in order to use this company's data. Download this update version of the program and run it. Now getting Invalid License File message.
Sage are saying it is not their problem, it is an "environmental" problem. Check Anti Virus, check Firewall. Yes, yes, done that: uninstalled AV and PC is only running the standard Windows Firewall. Sage refused to budge on giving further help on this even though, clearly, it was their update that caused this. Ok, the pc is running Windows 7, but this is supposedly a "minor version update".
(1) Anyone running W7 successfully got past this hurdle? I am not convinced that this is the stumbling block. (I've heard this ecxcuse before when it turned out it was an issue with .Net, or similar version issues).
(2) Is there a way to prevent users from installing updates upon connection, which has the effect of disrupting all their peers from working? This mechanism needs to cope with the situation where a new connection with a newer software version is not allowed to connect to data which would cause the data to be upgraded.