|posted: 3/4/2020 at 9:15:10 AM ET
QuickBooks Database Server Manager lets you share your company files with other computers over your network. It also helps you monitor your multi-user network. When you set up a network, you need to have QuickBooks Database Server Manager running so users can access your company files.
Before you start, learn more about setting up networks for QuickBooks Desktop.
Note: You'll need a Database Server Manager to run multi-user access. This lets multiple users work on the same company file at the same time. If you don't plan to use multi-user access, you don't need the Database Server Manager.
Step 1: Download Database Server Manager
Database Server Manager is a part of the QuickBooks Desktop file.
If you haven't already, download QuickBooks Desktop.
Step 2: Install Database Server Manager
Install Database Server Manager on your server computer. This is the computer that hosts your company files.
Important: If you're an accountant or someone who hosts multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop on your network, install them in order. Install the oldest version first and end with the most recent.
Close all open programs on your server computer, including QuickBooks.
Open the install file you downloaded. It's called Setup_QuickBooks.exe.
Follow the onscreen instructions. If you need to find your product or license numbers, here's how to find them.
When QuickBooks asks you to choose an install type, select Custom or Network Options. Then select Next. Don't select Express.
Choose the best option for your network setup and then select Next. Both the options install the Database Server Manager. If QuickBooks Desktop is already installed on your server computer, this wonâ€™t overwrite any existing company data.Â
If you want Database Server Manager and QuickBooks Desktop on your server computer, select I'll be using QuickBooks Desktop on this computer, AND I'll be storing... We strongly recommend this option.
If you only want Database Server Manager on your server computer, select I will NOT be using QuickBooks Desktop...
Follow the rest of the onscreen instructions. When youâ€™re ready, select Install. Windows may ask you for permission.
Quickbooks Database Server Manager
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