Solved

quickbooks pos c/n locate a valid installation after disk clone

Posted on 2015-01-06
4
114 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-22
I cloned a hard drive. Qb pos  gives me an error about a valid installtion. When cloning other qb there is a license file you can copy from the old hard drive or the cd. I can't remember the file name.
0
Comment
Question by:mdsmith52
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40535486
There are DSN and ND files in the QuickBooks data folder (So QBW, TLG, DSN and ND files).

Normally QB will remake the DSN and ND files.

It would be a good idea to uninstall QB and then reinstall it. It may not have survived the clone.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdsmith52
ID: 40535573
There is a license file that can be copied to a existing install to correct the error. I have done this for other quickbooks transfers.
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 40535590
All the file extensions that go with QuickBooks data files are listed above (QBW, TLG, DSN, ND). The latter two deal with where the file is and who is using it. The first two are Data and Transaction Log). Normally QB remakes the DSN and ND file. You can try copying the ND file but that may not work.

So your clone may not have picked up the DSN and/or ND files. But opening the QB data file should recreate them.

I think the error is about the QB installation, not about licensing. That is why I suggest you reinstall QuickBooks.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40564355
@mdsmith52  - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

This article describes how to use the Send to Mail Recipient command. The instructions apply generally to Office 2007 and later versions, but Microsoft® Word 2013 was used for the specific steps and figures.  What is Send to Mail Recipient? Send…
Meetings to discuss business process can waste time, and often do .  The meeting's dialog can get confusing when participants have different professional perspectives and backgrounds.  A jointly-developed process picture helps wade through the confu…
This video teaches the viewer how to align pictures around text while keeping the text properly aligned in the document.
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating Hyperlinks for the web and other documents. Select the "Insert" tab: Click "Hyperlink":  Type "http://" followed by a web address to reference a website or navigate to a document to ref…

932 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now