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Error: "S6DB32.dll is an old version" or "S6DB32.dll is missing"

This support note applies to:

  • AE Practice Manager (AU)
  • AE System Release (AU)
  • AE Assets (AU)
  • AE Tax Series 6 & 8 (AU)
  • AE Tax (AU)
Article ID: 34036

In MYOB Accountants Enterprise (AE), you may experience the error "S6DB32.dll is an old version" when opening a tax return from the Tax return tab or when accessing System Release.

The error usually occurs for non-administrator users and can be caused by the workstation setup not registering this file correctly or, if you have recently installed AE Assets, the AE Assets installer may have replaced the S6DB32.DLL with an older version, dated 13/12/2006.

The current version of S6DB32.DLL is The Date modified for this file version should read 14/10/2015.

To resolve this error, follow the instructions below to copy the S6DB32.dll file from your System Release directory into the System32 or SysWOW64 folder, and register the .DLL.

You may be required to enter the login credentials of a Windows Administrator, depending on your Windows security settings. If you're prompted to enter these credentials, contact your IT provider or System Administrator so they can perform these steps for you.

1. Locate your SOL64 / Tax folder
  1. From within AE, follow the menu path Maintenance > Tax > Settings. The Tax Settings tab opens to the Tax Connection tab.
  2. Note the folder location specified in the Tax Program Path field. This is your System Release directory (also known as your SOL64 or TAX folder).
    For example:
  3. Close the Tax Settings tab and continue to Task 2 below.
2. Copy the S6DB32.DLL file from SOL64 to the relevant directory
  1. From the Desktop of the affected workstation, click the Folder icon (
    ) on the Windows Task Bar to open File Explorer.
  2. In the Address bar of File Explorer, type the Tax Program Path noted in the previous Task.
  3. From the SOL64 or TAX folder, right-click on the S6DB32.dll file and select Copy.
  4. Navigate to the relevant location for your operating system:

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  5. Right-click on any blank space in the folder and choose Paste.

    You may need to provide Administrator permission to copy to the System32 or SysWOW64 folder. To type in the Windows Administrator credentials, click Continue. If you're logged in as an Administrator, you can choose Skip. If you receive a message that the file already exists in the destination folder. Select to Overwrite the existing file with the file copied from the SOL64 or TAX folder.

The correct version of S6DB32.dll file now appears in the folder. Continue to Task 3 to register the S6DB32.dll file.

3. Register the S6DB32.DLL file
  1. From the Desktop of the affected workstation, right-click on the Windows Start icon (
    ) and choose Run. The Run window appears.
  2. In the Open field, type the command below for your operating system:

    regsvr32 S:\SOL64\S6DB32.dll, where S:\ is where tax is installed or

    regsvr32 S:\MYOBAE\AESQL\TAX\S6DB32.dll, where S:\ is where tax is installed.

  3. Click OK. The message "DllRegisterServer succeeded" appears.

If you're having trouble registering the .DLL, open a Command Prompt as an Administrator and type in the command. You can also use a UNC path instead of the absolute path.

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