How do I install G/L Bridge for CCH® ProSystem fx® Tax?

Installing G/L Bridge for the current year of CCH ProSystem fx Tax

To install G/L Bridge in the current year of Tax Preparation, run an Add Product installation using the latest CCH ProSystem fx Tax installation image available. 

  • Click here to find out how to install G/L Bridge using an Add Product installation.
  • On the permission key screen, use "Internet Download" in order to download your latest permission key.
  • On the "Available Product" screen, select YYYY ProSystem G/L Bridge.
    • If G/L Bridge is not listed, contact your Sales Representative to find out how to add it to your licensing.

Installing G/L Bridge for a prior year of CCH ProSystem fx Tax

For 2007 and forward, follow these steps.

  1. Using Windows Explorer browse to ?:\Wfx32 where ? is the drive that you run CCH ProSystem fx Tax from.
  2. Locate the Ctx.ini file and make a copy of it to your Desktop.
  3. Open ?:\Wfx32\Ctx.ini. It will open in Notepad.
  4. Locate the line that reads [TaxYear].
    • In the [Tax Year] section:
      • Change the NewCurrent line to equal the year that you are installing G/L Bridge for.
        • i.e. If you are installing G/L Bridge for 2009 then the line would read:
          • NewCurrent=2009
    • On the TaxYears line, remove any future years past the year that you are installing G/L Bridge for.
      • i.e. If you are installing G/L Bridge for 2009 then the line would read:
        • TaxYears=05,06,07,08,09
          • Notice 10,11,12, etc... is not listed.
          • You may have different prior years listed depending on what years of Tax you have installed.
    • An example of the entire [TaxYears] section if 2005 forward was installed and G/L Bridge was trying to be installed for 2009.
      • [TaxYear]
      • NewCurrent=2009
      • TaxYears=05,06,07,08,09
  5. Using the latest installation image for the year you are installing G/L Bridge for, install G/L Bridge using an Add Product installation.
  6. Repeat these steps as necessary if you are installing G/L Bridge for multiple years from 2007 forward.
  7. Run a Setup Program installation with the most current installation image that you have installed.

For 2006 and prior, follow these steps:

  1. Using the same installation image that you used above, browse out to ?:\Utility where ? = your CD/DVD drive.
  2. You will see YYBridge (where YY = 2 digit year) folders.
  3. Open the YYBridge folder corresponding to the year that you want to activate G/L Bridge for.
  4. Copy all of the BRIDGE*.* and TLTBL*.* files to ?:\Wfx32\Bridge where ? = the drive that you run CCH ProSystem fx Tax from.
  5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 for any other years that you want to activate G/L Bridge for.
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