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Quickbooks Database servers

Henry Starcher
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
My accountant has a Windows SBS 2003 R2 server with Quickbooks Database running QB17, QB18, QB19 in Services. On all (8) workstations they are running Quickbooks 2002 thru 2009
Do I need all of the QB DB running or can I uninstall two of the three running or are the DB version specific?
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Found the below comment on http://www.qodbc.com/qodbc.htm which is an application the that supplies an ODBC driver for reading and writing QuickBooks  2009-2002 accounting data files by using standard SQL queries

based on the comment below, it appears that Quickbooks has changed field names between various versions, so I am guessing that the answer is that you will need all those servers.

The obvious thing to try is: during some off hours kill the services and see if the various versions still run.

With only 8 workstations, I am guessing the server is not overloaded, and the multiple services are not a production/response time issue.

Just a suggestion: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Field names between different versions of QuickBooks across all different regions has been optimized in QODBC 9.0 so you can use common names across all versions and flavors of QuickBooks.

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I am not sure it matters, try disabling one of the services and see if you can still access the data file for that year.

Henry StarcherConsultant


Thanks for the info. I did disable the QB17 and QB18 and left the QB19 running and they haven't seemed to have any problem opening all versions of QB. I asked this question because of issues with server being slow and unresponsive as the day progresses. I wanted to eliminate this as a possible issue before proceeding on to other areas.\ to look for problems Such as Drake Software. Going to open a new thread elsewhere.

Thanks for the input
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