The Sage 50 is the accounting software developed for the medium and small business. It basically takes over all the financial needs of the user giving them ample of time to devote on their business. This product was created by the Sage Group and is available in desktop version as well as the Sage 50 cloud version. Now the user can work from anywhere and anytime. It also have many features along with some add-on application which will help the user in reducing their workload.

Even though it is an exceptional software there are certain circumstances where the user may encounter some errors. These errors will act as an obstacle. In that situation the user can try resolving the errors by the steps given below or contact the customer support of sage. The Sage users can call them on their toll free number.

Sage 50 Server Busy Error:

When a user is working on Sage software and they come across the server error, they will receive the following message:

“Server Busy – This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy. Choose ‘Switch to’ to activate the busy program and correct the problem Switch To, Retry, Cancel”

Sometimes clicking on the Switch to option can lead to the hanging up of the software. The user may encounter this error while processing the data in the Sage Micropay.

Causes for Sage 50 Server Busy Error Are:

  • The user tried to print the report from the preview window while the previous print window was not closed.
  • There was a report running in the system which uses the output radio buttons.
  • The printer driver issues of the system.
  • The issues of antivirus software and permissions.

Step for Resolve Sage 50 Server Busy Error:

Here are two methods by which you can resolve the Sage Server Busy Error. The Sage user needs to follow the steps given below:

Method I

  • Open the Print Window and Click Alt+TAB+OK.
  • Now even after pressing the Alt+TAB keys there is no response then, click on the Windows desktop in the taskbar.
  • Now right click on the report icon.
  • Click on Cancel and then click on yes option.

Method II

  • If there are any Windows updates for your system, then install it and restart your system.
  • Log in into the system as an administrator.
  • Configure the antivirus installed in your system in such a way that it excludes the Sage Micro pay Files.
  • Now run the Sage Micro pay files as the administrator in your system.
  • Now download and install the latest update of the Sage 50 Micro pay in your system.

Even after following the solution given above the Sage user is not satisfied with the outcome then they can contact the AccountingHub for assistance. There toll free number is .

Our Assistance:

In this article, you get information about what are the causes and how to fix the Sage server busy error. This helps you to implement the solution on your own. If you have any problems or queries or errors then the team is available. You can get connected with team members via toll-free numbers, Sage live chat, or email. They are here to help you 365 days a year so that you get the best assistance if you are facing any glitches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What if I want to update Windows operating system to fix the server busy error in my computer?

Ans. In this case, you can update your Windows system using the Windows settings. To update it the steps are:-
✓ Initially, close your Sage 50 software or other software if opened
✓ Then open the Run window by pressing Windows + R keys together
✓ Type the “wuapp” in the text field
✓ Then press Enter button from the keyboard
✓ Now, click on Check online for updates from Microsoft update
✓ The update is available then download it by following few instructions
✓ After that, install it by following the displayed instructions on your screen
✓ After completion of installation, reboot your system
✓ Then login as Administrator
✓ Now you are done, check for errors.

Q2. If I got the server busy error while running payroll then do I have to run payroll as admin or administrator?

Ans. Yes, you must try to run your Sage 50 Payroll as administrator to check if it fixes the Sage server busy error on your computer. To run Sage Payroll as administrator the steps are as follows:-
✓ In your system, go to the Sage 50 icon
✓ Then right-click on the Sage 50 icon
✓ From further drop-down options, select Run as Administrator
✓ Right-click on the Sage 50 icon
✓ Further, select Properties options
✓ Click on the Compatibility tab
✓ Choose the checkbox to tick mark that is named as Run as Administrator
✓ Click on the Apply button to save all the changes
✓ Then click on the OK button to close the window
✓ Now, run the Sage software by double-clicking on it.

Q 3. If it won’t resolve the error sage server busy then can I reinstall the sage software?

Ans. Yes, you can uninstall and then reinstall the Sage 50 software using a complete process without any interruption. This helps you to resolve the error in your computer using sage software. By reinstalling it properly it kept you away from many other problems.