Peachtree Revisited – Pervasive Data Base & New W-2 Forms

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Hi, I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal and your host for another in our weekly series of QuickBooks and Bookkeeping Podcasts.

My company, Custom Business Solutions, is a consulting firm in Reno, NV that specializes in providing bookkeeping and software support. In addition, we now have an onsite classroom where we provide classes and hands-on training. Please visit our website,, for information and schedules.

I recently received a call from a man who wanted to know how to disable the Peachtree Pervasive Database in the new Peachtree 2007 in order to use a prior version that is installed on his system.

There are two ways:

1) Use the PDB icon in your system tray (it looks like a little computer with monitor). Right click on the icon and select “Stop Engines & Exit”. The database engines will restart when you restart your computer.
2) Use the following method (on my website). If you are running multiple versions of Peachtree on your system and want to use an older version once Peachtree 2007 is installed, first you must end the process "w3dbsmgr.exe". To do this, go to your Task Manager (press control-alt-delete simultaneously), click the Processes tab, right click on the process "w3dbsmgr.exe" and choose the option to end process tree. You should then be able to open an earlier version of Peachtree with no problems.

I also want to remind Peachtree 2007 users that you will have to purchase W-2 forms for Copy B & C (employee copies) that use the 4 to a page format and have IRS instructions printed on the back of them. You can print Copy A and D on plain paper.

I like the new improvements in Peachtree 2007 that make processing quarterly reports a snap. The 940 and 941 reports are great! I hope they will include a State Report soon (QuickBooks already does this with their Enhanced Payroll!).

Well, that’s it for this week. I appreciate your time and hope you will join us again next week. Don’t forget to visit our websites, for more information about me and our services. You can send me an email at if you have questions or would like to enroll in our weekly QuickBooks classes. We’ll be expanding our schedule and the classes offered in the Spring, so be sure to check our site often.

I’m Jayne Miller, the QuickBooks Gal. Thanks for listening!


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