Fix for MultiCHAX Install Error 27555

Affects all MultiCHAX 8 users installing on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1:

The latest Windows security updates (07/15/2015) prevents install of MultiCHAX 8.  Attempting to install MultiCHAX, generates the following error: “Internal error 27555. CURRENT_USERSoftwareCHAX, The system cannot find the file specified.” The error causes MultiCHAX to roll back and not complete the install.

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Specifically, security update KB3072630 posted on July 15, 2015 prevents the initial installation of MultiCHAX 8.

The following instructions will allow you to install MultiCHAX:

  1. Open your Control PanelProgramsPrograms and Features (AddRemove Programs)
  2. Click on View Installed Updates
     programsandfeatures
  3. Search for KB3072630 and uninstall it (restart required)
     KB3072630
  4. Install MultiCHAX 8. The installation should complete. You can reinstall the Windows Security Update KB3072630.
    NOTE: The above solution is a temporary fix until a new installer is released.
Configure MultiCHAX for Right Networks

Configure MultiCHAX for Right Networks

UPDATE:

8/11/2014 – Removed requirement to use 3rd party driver.
8/11/2014 – Added requirement to update UniPrint to latest version.

To begin using MultiCHAX for Right Networks, please check the following system requirements:

  • Compatible Windows Client Machine:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
  • Uniprint 5.0
  • Right Networks Subscription with QuickBooks
  • Adobe PDF Reader / Acrobat

Setup

  1. Download and install UniPrint 5.0
    • Once installed, open the UniPrint client settings from the system tray by right clicking on the UniPrint icon, then select Settings.
      uniprint client settings
    • Enable “Let me choose a printer every time I print” and “Enable Document Preview” using Adobe Reader / Acrobat.
      uniprint5-settings
  2. Download and install MultiCHAX. Please read the MultiCHAX user manual to configure printers in MultiCHAX.
  3. Open MultiCHAX and enter the SETUP menu.
  4. Click Select Control, then Edit This Control.
  5. Configure your preferred check layout (TOP, MIDDLE, BOTTOM, Z-FOLD, 3-UP).
  6. Save your control and exit MultiCHAX.
  7. Connect to Right Networks.
  8. Start QuickBooks and open a company file.
  9. Click on File > Printer Setup in QuickBooks.
  10. Select UniPrint and open Options.
  11. Under the Configuration tab, change the paper resolution to 300 dpi (600 by default).
    UniPrint settings 1
  12. Select the Advanced tab, and disable (uncheck) Postscript Emulation with No font embedding checked. Click OK, and save the printer setup settings.
    UniPrint settings 2
  13. Now you are ready to print checks from QuickBooks.
  14. Select a check to print, and print to the UniPrint driver.
  15. The Adobe Reader / Acrobat preview of the check should now be visible. Print the check from the preview and select the MultiCHAX Virtual Printer Driver BI.
    NOTE: Be sure the “Actual size” is selected for Page Sizing.
    UniPrint settings 3
  16. MultiCHAX will then be opened automatically for you to select your bank account and/or starting check number.

Configure MultiCHAX – Windows Server 2008 / 2012 – Terminal Services

To begin using MultiCHAX for use with Windows Server 2008 / 2012 Terminal Services, please check the following system requirements:

  • MultiCHAX pre-installed on a compatible Windows Client Machine:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
  • Remote Desktop (RDC 6.1) Connection software
  • Install .NET (3.5 SP1)  framework on the client machine
    For more information, click here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753853%28WS.10%29.aspx
  • You must be running Server 2008 / 20012 with Remote Desktop Services enabled.

Setup Remote Desktop Easy Print

1) In Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer machines, Remote Desktop Services has been enabled automatically. Your server should be redirecting your local printers on the server when you login. It should look like the screenshot below:

redirected-printers

 

If all your local printers are not redirecting like as shown, then your Remote Desktop Easy Print is not currently enabled.

2) Enable Remote Desktop Easy Print using the Group Policy Editor.  The configuration settings can be found at Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Remote Desktop Services – Printer Redirection. Then enable the setting for “Enable Remote Desktop Easy Print printer driver first.”

printer-redirection

 

 

Configure QuickBooks

  • Change your CHECK/PAYCHECK font settings to Calibri (regular) size 10 in QuickBooks. Click on File > Printer Setup > Check/Paycheck > Fonts > Font.

[OPTIONAL] If you are printing paychecks, please follow these instructions:

  1. Open the C:MultiCHX folder using Windows Explorer and double-click the MCMP_Setup.exe file. Finish installing the MC MP TS Printer Driver.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, open the C:Program FilesMTDSE folder and double-click the mcdse_ui.exe file.
  3. Configure the Miraplacid Text Driver to match the following screenshots (click on the image to enlarge):
    • Enable settings for print margins, insert page breaks, etc.
      1-RightNetworks2012 settings
    • Click on Redirect to dropdown, and select Disable, and check Autosave.
      2-RightNetworks2012 settings2
    • Uncheck the File setting then enable Printer destination. Under the Printer menu, select the MultiCHAX Virtual Printer BI. Select Chax Monospaced font, with a height of 8.
      3-RightNetworks2012 settings3
    • Click on Save Personal and Save Common before exiting.
  4. Open MultiCHAX and enter the SETUP menu.
  5. Click Select Control, then Edit This Control.
  6. Configure your control input settings to match the following (values may change depending on QuickBooks fonts and settings):
    server2008-inputcontrol
  7. Save your settings and exit MultiCHAX.
  8. Print your checks from QuickBooks to the MC MP TS Print Driver. MultiCHAX will spool and print your checks to your configured MICR laser printer.

Configure MultiCHAX – Sage 50 – Peachtree

NOTE: The following instructions assumes that you will be using the default built-in FORM templates of Peachtree (Sage 50). To use custom forms, please contact CHAX, INC. technical support for assistance.

Setup:

  1. Open Sage 50 Accounting (Peachtree Accounting)
  2. Select the REPORTS & FORMS > FORMS > CHECKS (alternatively, this works with PAYROLL CHECKS too)Sage 50 Reports and Forms
  3. Using one of the default forms (such as OCR Multi-Purp AP Detail Laser), select and customize itSage 50 Form Selection
  4. Edit the form’s check date variable field by right clicking on the check date position, and selecting change field (as shown).Sage 50 check date field
  5. Change the check date field to short.
    Sage 50 check date short
  6. Save the form as MultiCHAX AP (or MultiCHAX Payroll)
  7. Create and print a check.
  8. Print the check and select the FORM MultiCHAX AP (or MultiCHAX Payroll)Sage 50 Print checks
  9. Select the printer as the MultiCHAX Virtual Printer BISage 50 Printer Select
  10. During printer selection, open the properties of MultiCHAX Virtual Printer BI and change the Graphic Resolution to 100 x 100 DPI
    MultiCHAX Virtual Printer Properties
  11. You are now ready to print your checks to MultiCHAX