access quickbooks from 5 different pcs in same office

michael david
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we have 5 pcs on an office lan network.  we are looking to use quickbooks that is installed on one of them.  how can we set it up so all pcs have access to that quickbooks without having to install 4 new quickbook licenses on each pc?  ftp?  shared folder?  im very green :-(  thanks
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Commented:
QuickBooks is licensed by number of users, not the number of installs.

You can install QB on all the computers above.

Then if only one person is using at one time, that works. If more than one user simultaneously, you must license for all simultaneous users.

If more than one user, put the file on a Server folder and install / run the QB Server Manager (that is the unlicensed app in the QB download file).

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John is correct.  While I don't think it is worth the trouble we have had instances where sites needed multiple people to have access to QB (QuickBooks) at different times.  We set QB up on a PC with RDP enabled and users would RDP into QB.  In the end I think you are better off purchasing a multi user version of Quick books.  QuickBooks online is also an option as well.  Here is a link that might help you figure out the best way to go.  https://search2.quickbooks.com/get-quickbooks/?cid=ppc_G_e_US_.QB_US_GGL_Brand_Top+Terms_Exact_Search_Desktop._quickbooks_txt&gclid=Cj0KCQjw5J_mBRDVARIsAGqGLZCb2GVDnL0eZMc5ihrHMAEL9LRXF3UOBVOqfEvloMJGUBWsXUZf2p0aAllcEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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thank you :-)
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You are very welcome.  Happy to help.

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