Detailed Guide on QuickBooks Database Server Manager

QuickBooks Database Server Manager is a part of QuickBooks that enables users to share the company file with other workstations in a multi-user network. To set up a network, you need to have QuickBooks Database Server Manager running on the server computer network so that users can access the company file data. QuickBooks server manager also helps monitor the multi-user network and lets users work on the same network simultaneously in QuickBooks from different locations. To know more about QuickBooks network manager, continue reading the article carefully till the end.

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Quick Steps To Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager

Here are the steps to install QuickBooks Network Manager:

  1. Download QuickBooks desktop.
  2. Next, install Database Server Manager:
    • Close QuickBooks.
    • Open the Setup_QuickBooks.exe file.
    • Follow the on-screen steps.
    • Enter the product or license number.
    • When asked to choose an install type, click Custom or Network Options.
    • Select one among the following for network setup Choose ‘I’ll be using QuickBooks Desktop on this computer, AND I’ll be storing’ if you want QuickBooks and Server Manager on the server computer. Choose ‘I will NOT be using QuickBooks Desktop’ if you want QuickBooks server manager only on the server computer.
    • Install the QuickBooks network manager by following the on-screen steps.
  3. Set up Database Server Manager:
    • Click on the Start menu .
    • Type “Services” into the search field and select Services.
    • Select and open QuickBooksDBXX, where XX represents the version of QuickBooks server manager.
    • Click on the General tab and hover over the Service status section. If the status is Started or Running, choose Stop.
    • From the Startup type drop-down list, choose Automatic.
    • Navigate to the Logon tab. Select the Local System account option.
    • Move to the Recovery tab. Choose Restart the Service from First failure, Second failure, and Subsequent failures drop-down menus.
    • Go back to the General tab.
    • Then, click Start to restart Database Server Manager.
  4. Next, set up Windows firewall permissions.
  5. Update QuickBooks so that Database Server Manager also updates.

Common error of QuickBooks Database server manager

Here in the part of article we have described common error that may crop up, while you are using QuickBooks database server manager:

  1. Quickbooks error H202
  2. Quickbooks Error 6000 83
  3. QBDBmgrn not running on this computer

QuickBooks Database Server Manager: How To Use It?

  1. Scan the folder containing the company file before you share it:
    • Open the Windows Start menu on the server computer.
    • Write “Database” into the search and open QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
    • Move to the Scan Folders tab.
    • Click Browse.
    • Then, select the folders that hold the company files and select OK.
    • At last, click Start Scan.
  2. Monitor drives after scanning the folder:
    • Go to the Monitor Drives tab.
    • Mark the checkboxes for the hard drives containing the company file.
    • Now, you don’t have to scan the files if you move or change the company files on the drive.
  3. If you feel the need to restart QuickBooks server manager because of any error and have both QuickBooks desktop and Database Server Manager installed, then follow the steps given below:
    • Open QuickBooks Desktop on the server computer.
    • Click on the File menu and select Open or Restore Company.
    • Then, select Open a company file.
    • Search and open your company file and click Next.
    • Mark the Open file in the multi-user mode checkbox, then click Open.
    • Sign in to your company file.
    • Go to the File menu again and select Close Company/Log off. It will close the company file on the server.
    • Click on the Windows Start menu.
    • Write “Database” into the search and open QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  4. Follow the steps given below if you have QuickBooks Database Server Manager installed on your server computer:
    • Open the Windows Start menu.
    • Search for and open Control Panel.
    • Next, choose and open Administrative Tools.
    • Select Services from the list.
    • After that, right-click the QuickBooksDBXX service and then select the Restart option.

Update QuickBooks Database Server Manager

Here are the steps you can follow to update the QuickBooks Database Server Manager:

  1. First, download the patch from update quickbooks desktop to the latest release.
  2. Now, reboot the server after the installation of patch completes.(Highly Recommended)
  3. You might get this message: The company file needs to be updated to work with this version of quickbooks.(after update of the server on workstation)
  4. Go through the prompt and take the backup as it is important because these updates can alter the database structure.
  5. After the backup is complete you can be able to open the file.

That’s all about QuickBooks Database Server Manager. We hope you find the article informative. If you still have any questions regarding the same, then get in touch with the certified QuickBooks experts by calling us on our customer support number (1.800.579.9430).

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