E-File connection cannot be established

This message will occur when the Yearli program is unable to connect to Greatland's e-filing servers.

Check for Internet access

  1. Open any available Internet browser to verify an active Internet connection is present.

Check for firewalls/anti-virus/proxy server software

  1. Check for any running firewalls or anti-virus/anti-spyware software.
  2. Temporarily disable the firewall and security software, including the Windows Firewall.
  3. Run the online update either from the server desktop, or from a standalone machine by clicking Update – Update Program Online from the main Yearli menu.*
*Note:  For Yearli 2018 the update can be ran on any workstation or standalone machine.

Create firewall exceptions

  1. Create exceptions in firewalls, anti-virus/anti-spyware software, or proxy servers for the following:

Ports
HTTP (Port 80) - used by the program for updates
HTTPS (Port 443) - used by the program for e-filing

Program Files
C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86)\Greatland Corporation\Yearli or Yearli Workstation\20XX\GNWFPlus.exe*, where XX is the year of the program.*
C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86)\Greatland Corporation\Yearli or Yearli Workstation\20XX\WFUpdateUtil.exe*, where XX is the year of the program.*

*Note:  For Yearli 2018 the WFUpdateUtil is no longer used.

URLs
https://www.wagefiler.com/WageFilerWS/WageFiler.asmx - this is the URL for the E-file Center in the software.
http://winfilerupdate.winfiler.com - this is the URL for the Yearli Update server.

  1. Run the online update either from the server desktop, or from the standalone machine by clicking Update – Update Program Online from the main Yearli menu.*

*Note:  For Yearli 2018 the update can be ran on any workstation or standalone machine.

*The file directory will differ depending on the year of the program. The following are the default paths of WinFiler, WinFiler Plus, and Yearli:

  • WinFiler: C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86)\Greatland Corporation\WinFiler
  • WinFiler Plus and Yearli 2014: C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86)\Greatland Corporation\WinFiler Plus
  • Yearli: C:\Program Files or Program Files (x86)\Greatland Corporation\Yearli
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