QuickBooks Problem with Multi User Hosting Setup

How to Fix & [Solved]

Call @ 800.515.3107 to understand how to set up a multi-user hosting for QuickBooks Desktop and how to fix issues.

Many users unable to understand what does hosting means in QuickBooks, in simple ways – it means the location where the computer that is storing a company file (the host) permits other computers to contact the file.

QuickBooks Problem with Multi User Hosting Setup

Note: Each QuickBooks users on the network requisite have an individual, licensed copy of QuickBooks set up on their local workstations.

  • Did you know how many QuickBooks Pro allows users to get the file? – It’s up to 3 users to simultaneously access a file.
  • Did you know how many QuickBooks Premier allows users to get the file? – It’s up to 5 users to simultaneously access a file.
  • Did you know how many QuickBooks Enterprise allows users to get the file? – It’s up to 30 users to simultaneously access a file.

Setup and Installation Steps

  1. Install the QuickBooks Desktop software
  2. Set up folder authorizations to access QuickBooks company files
  3. Turning On Firewall and Internet security settings properly for QuickBooks Desktop
  4. Configure the QuickBooks Database Server Manager and analyze your company file
  5. Add Windows admin permissions to let configuration of multi-user admittance
  6. Plan a network drive (optional)
  7. Select a company file that is placed on a remote computer.
Note: If you are just started your QuickBooks software as a newbie, after installation, Create a QuickBooks Desktop company file 1st before moving to step 2.

Did you know what are the most common errors occur in QuickBooks multi-user mode?

  • QuickBooks error H101 when opening your company file, 
  • QuickBooks error H202 when opening your company file, 
  • QuickBooks error H303 when opening your company file,
  • QuickBooks error H505 when opening your company file.

Recommended Setup for QuickBooks Multi-User

The Recommended multi-user set up is having the QuickBooks company file located on the Host computer.

To Accessing Your File Turn on Hosting

It’s important: Turn on hosting only where the company file is located or for the Host computer. If you are using a database server, to host your QuickBooks file. It’s vital that one of the computers must have to turn as a Host. You must NOT perform on hosting for workstations.

Steps Are:

  • From the File menu, choose Utilities.
  • Open Host Multi-User Access.
  • Choose Yes on the confirmation window.

Alternate Multi-User Set up Mode

Various improvements made to make the Multi-User set up experience better for QuickBooks users. These improvements contain deactivating Alternate set up Mode. If for any purpose, you want to allow this mode, check Multi-User access changes in QuickBooks Desktop 2018 and earlier.

Added Facts

In the recommended Multi-User setup, to offer other QuickBooks users with incessant admittance to the company file, the computer that is hosting multi-user permission must be left on. However, QuickBooks can be closed.

Other Issues to Check Are: How to Fix QuickBooks Banking Error Code 9999 Issue and How to Fix QuickBooks Payroll Update Error PS077 Problem.
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