Quickbooks 2015 Premier on two computers

A client wants to be able to continue to use QB 2015 on one computer, then move to a distant office, and use QB 2015 on that computer, and use the same database.

My thoughts turn to (1) remote access to the first computer, or (2) QBOnline. Can a user have QB on two computers to somehow access the same database?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you have two licenses (I think 3 might be the minimum).then two users on two computers can use the same database at the same time. It is called Multi User Mode and I use this all the time.

Using QB remotely is a DIFFERENT thing. It is a chatty database, so simple remote access won't work. You need TWO computers in the local location with QuickBooks running and then the remote person would log into one of the computers and use QB that way.

All of the above works, and I use it.
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arnoldCommented:
Remote /VPn qbonline is an alternative to local company files.
Can the user take the computer with them?
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Bruce CorsonPresidentAuthor Commented:
@arnold, the user is 70 years old and seems to think carrying a laptop up a flight of stairs is too much. To be fair, it probably is for her, but it makes this situation difficult.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you have two users, then the remote user does not really need a laptop  (judging from your post).
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Bruce CorsonPresidentAuthor Commented:
@john One user in two different offices.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Then you just need two computers: one in each office. That was not entirely clear earlier. Just remote into the first computer from the remote office.

I keep QuickBooks on my laptop and move to wherever I need to be and that works as well.
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arnoldCommented:
Provided the two are on the same network, the one with the DB, must be always on w qb manager to manage access. The license issue is .........
The user can not have multi-user access...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You need multiple licenses for both computers to be ON and running QuickBooks. That will work. I use it. One license cannot work in the situation described.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On reflection, one license MIGHT work. If it is one user and QB is only on one computer (the local one) and they remote to the local computer (RDP) then it is only one user on QB and it might well work. But the remote computer does not need QB or have it installed.
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Bruce CorsonPresidentAuthor Commented:
They have three QB licenses. I don't think that's the issue, but whether the qbw can live on one computer and be accessed by a fairly remote computer.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
With 3 licenses, QB can be live on the local computer and accessed by the remote computer using RDP.

You keep saying just ONE user. So you are fine with licenses and so long as you use RDP from the remote location you can remote into the local computer and use QB.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@becorson - Thanks and good luck. All should work fine with one user.
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arnoldCommented:
Ganother option is to use teamviewr presumably only this user will be accessing the qb application, teamviewr will enable her while remote to access back her system with qb on.  What other requirements are there?
Printing invoices........... While remote?
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Bruce CorsonPresidentAuthor Commented:
@arnold  Yes, Teamviewer is a great option. Yes, printing invoices in the office where QB doesn't reside while remote will come up. Does Teamviewer allow this?
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arnoldCommented:
Not sure, but the option to print the invoices as XPS/PDF and then transferring the files over teamviewer....
If the current one can email, that can be used as well.
Have not looked, but there might be a way to print remote for the teamviewer session......
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arnoldCommented:
The only drawback is that the office where the person is has to have Internet connection to access the remote side.
Storing the company file in the cloud i.e. one drive, etc. and then ......
could complicate things....
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Bruce CorsonPresidentAuthor Commented:
Thanks, @john.
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