?
Solved

Quick Books Multi-User Access

Posted on 2013-12-05
2
Medium Priority
?
135 Views
Last Modified: 2015-12-18
They use Quick Books and they kept it on one guys PC for years, we finely talked them into putting it on the server so it is backed up. But now when they access the file they get an error that says he cant access the file in multi user mode when others are accessing it. Everyone else accessing the QB file has to get out, then he access it , and everyone else can get back into it. All the other users (3 total) have the settings on their QB App to multi-user mode???..

Thanks in advanced
0
Comment
Question by:troyt93955
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
jerseysam earned 2000 total points
ID: 39700481
You need to install the Quickbooks database manger on the server (does not use a license).
And set it to monitor the folder where the company file lives.

Then do installs on all the PC's.

OPen the file on a pc. If another user then wants to open it, the other user must switch into multiuser mode.

Basically unless you buy the 5 user or more enterprise version, you have to use it this way.

If only 1 person is using it, then fine. Once someone else wants to use it then they have to request that user to switch to multi user.

The user then has to host the file for the others to access it.

This is by design.

Had the same issue for a client recently.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jerseysam
ID: 39700501
There is an option to host the file, this is what needs to be done.

The file will still live on the server though
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Code that checks the QuickBooks schema table for non-updateable fields and then disables those controls on a form so users don't try to update them.
This video shows how use content aware, what it’s used for, and when to use it over other tools.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question