Setting up CS Connect for use with a direct (LAN) connection

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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

Complete the following steps to enable your computer to connect to the servers at our network of secure data centers.

  1. Connect to the Internet using your existing LAN connection. If your connection is provided by an Internet service provider (ISP) such as AOL, launch that connection now.
  2. Minimize your browser.
  3. Start CSA.
  4. Choose File > CS Connect, and click the Communications Setup button.
  5. In the CS Connect - Communications Setup dialog, click the Direct (LAN) connection to internet option.

    Note: Mark the Internet connection is always online checkbox if your computer is always connected to the Internet.

  6. Click OK.

You computer is now ready to connect to our servers. After you have selected the appropriate options in the CS Connect dialog, click the Call Now button to connect.

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