QuickBooks is an accounting software package geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offers on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. QuickBooks includes remote access capabilities, remote payroll assistance and outsourcing, electronic payment functions, online banking and reconciliation, mapping features through integration, improved e-mail functionality, import from Excel spreadsheets, employee time tracking options, pre-authorization of electronic funds and new Help functions.

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I am trying to install Quickbooks 2010 Pro on a Win 7 x64 workstation.  When the Quickbooks installer starts, it stalls midway. It just stops the installation.
How can this be resolved?

Many thanks,

A potential CPA client would like to setup a Quickbooks server in-house. The idea is that this server would allow the CPA's clients to login and work with one version of Quickbooks, be able to access and modify their files as if they were on their own machines, and save the files to the CPA's server. Obviously multiple clients would need to be simultaneously accessing separate files within Quickbooks and also the same clients need to access multiple instances of the same file. This should then allow the CPA firm to access those files at anytime instead of remoting into each individual clients computer and working on the files at times that may be inconvenient for the client. How could I generally go about doing this? What types of software and licensing considerations would I need to take into account? Would it possibly be better to outsource this solution? After how many users would outsourcing become a bad idea? Thanks!
One of my users starting having a problem with Quickbooks 2009yesterday whereby the screens aren't displaying correctly.  The home screen icons are all greyed out, when you try and print the top half of the dialog box is missing,  several of the menu options on the top bar has a white border around them, etc.  They'd tried the repair option, and nothing changes.  Everything else appears to be fine on the PC.  They're running XP SP3 and the machine is up to date with crit updates, etc.

Any ideas?  

As our company upgrades through Quickbooks versions. from 7.0 to 8.0 to 10.0 , diffrent versions of Quickbooks PDF Converter appear. At the moment there is three Quickbooks PDF Converters./

Quickbooks PDF COnverter 1.0
Quickbooks PDF Converter 2.0
Quickbooks PDF Converter 3.0

My question is. Is it necessary to keep all 3 or  I can get away with just keeping the latest version, Quickbooks PDF COnverter 3.0?

Thank you.
I have a user who is using QB 2008 Premier on a XP box with Outlook 2007.  She has two accounts in her profile: Exchange and POP3. The POP3 is set as the default (don't ask why) and all works as anticipated.  She just got a new workstation and now QB insists on using the Exchange account to send PO's and such.  Her email address is correct in company info and I have selected to use QB for email then changed back with no luck.  I can't find anything in the registry. ...anyone seen this?
Have a simple setup.  Win 2008 R2 Server.   Quickbooks 2010 - database server manager only installed and scan the shared folder of Quickbooks data files.   The Intuit server software install only installs the software / services but apparently needs firewall ports opened, etc.  I disabled the firewall and now can switch to multi-user mode on Quickbooks data files but the Intuit Network Diag still shows a Reverse IP issue.  There is a LONG lag time with QB opening and accessing the file.  Once it accesses it it is spanky fast.  Feels like a domain DNS issue but there is no domain.  Anyone have any fixes for that?  List server IP in lmhosts on workstations?  Haven't had time to mess with it but it's sure annoying.  Intuit.  Ugh.
This stuff was so much easier before they had the QB database service...

We have QB 8.X Ent and are migrating from having QB users using it in Terminal Services to running it on thier local machines. We are about half and half now.

Every morning for the past few days, users logging in from their own machines get an error:

It appears that the QuickBoks software on the computer FILESERVER is set up to allow shared access to the company file, but the QuickBooks software on your computer is unable to communicate with it.

The communication problem could be due to a firewall issue... (etc. other junk)

There is no firewall or routing issue. The workstations are on a domain, Windows firewall and other software firewalls are off. As far as Windows networking goes, everything is properly set up. In the meantime, users connecting via TS are able to use the program just fine.

To resolve this problem for the past few days, we have kicked all TS users out of it, restarted the QB18 service and used the File->Utilities unshare/re-share method. After this, we have the workstation users log on, then the TS users.

I almost think that the issue happens when QB is unused and if a TS user connects first, workstation users are denied access...

Anyone know what the heck we should do at this point?
My experience with Quickbooks and their POS software is limited.  I do have experience with Dynamics POS, Retail Pro, Office Accounting and Businessworks.  I have a client who recently had their MS Office Accounting and Dynamics POS replaced with Quickbooks Pro 2010 and Quickbooks POS v.9.  The Intuit Solution Provider who installed the system left it a mess, with POS installed on the wrong machine, not setup and POS not talking to the accounting system.  I removed and installed POS onto the right machine and using Intuit's RDS got them to talk to each other.  She was under the impression she had to set all of her inventory up in Quickbooks and then import it into the POS system, which we did.  (it ended up a mess)

I've suggested she set the entire system up again from scratch.. (she's only had it up a week and has paper back ups)  So my question is, do inventory items even need to be tracked in Quickbooks if she's using POS on another workstation?  If not, does the RDS still work properly to the general ledger??  I'd appreciate some guidence here as I need to get her squared around ASAP.  Thanks
I need to export a list of checks from quickbooks and include the contents of the memo line.  

Obviously the solution should be to go to the account and use quick reports to add the Memo field to the report.  Unfortunately, Quickbooks apparently has two memo fields; the one that shows up on the report is not the one I need.  I need the memo line that actually prints out on the bottom left corner of the check itself.

This field is visible when viewing check register in Quickbooks, but the accountant says it can't be exported.  I find that unlikely.

Any ideas short of using QODBC would be much appriciated.
We currently are experiencing some difficulties with using QODBC to connect CR2008 and QB8. All tables besides the Invoice and Invoiceline tables work perfectly. One of the reports created accesses all invoices not paid, QOBDC only returns one entry from 2006.

I moved the QB file on my personal computer (at first attributed the issue to insufficent resources on the server) and received the same results. I ran the verify and rebuild utility using my computer (Windows XP) and was able to run the report perfectly once complete.

After moving the company file back to the server, the next morning the issue reoccured. At this point I am not sure what is causing this issue. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I just got a call from an old client. I did not set this up and I'm not an expert by far with QB
She runs quickbooks on an XP machine, the DB is on a Windows 2003 shared drive
1. She updated her quickbooks on her machine, after update she could not open db and the message was for her to update her shared db or that her db was a diff. rev.
2. On the server she updated quickbooks on the server
Now DB will not open on server or XP.

Any suggestions where to start?
Hi Experts,
 Background: I installed Quick Books 2005 on an XP workstation. When I'm signed in as Admin it works normally. The User logged in he got the message

 "Windows XP and Windows 2000 users must have Power Users or Administrator group rights in order to run QuickBooks"

Action: The Quick Books support site had the following instructions;

 1.Grant the "Administrators" group Full Control to the following registry key and sub-keys:


Simple right? WRONG. After carefully following their instructions the workstation now goes from being painfully slow to working normally for a few minutes.

I changed the permissions back but it's still not back to normal.

 Any assistance would be much appreciate!


We have a remote workstation with Quickbooks 2008 trying to attach to the company files on a WinSBS 2008 server. We're getting H202 errors now and I've used the QuickBooks Net Diagnostic Tool to find out what the problem is. The next step is figuring out how to resolve the problem because I'm not sure what it means.

Here is the text from the Diagnostic Log which contains the offending results:

20100126.03:05:38 UTC      UNC Conversion for mapped drive is \\sbs01.dcla.local\data\QuickBooks\Company Data Files\DCLA, Inc..qbw
20100126.03:05:38 UTC      Doing reverse IP lookup for Host Name :sbs01
20100126.03:05:38 UTC      Entering ReverseLookUp Method. Parameter: Machine Name = sbs01
20100126.03:05:40 UTC      Exception while doing Reverse Lookup
System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: No such host is known
   at System.Net.Dns.InternalGetHostByName(String hostName, Boolean includeIPv6)
   at System.Net.Dns.GetHostByName(String hostName)
   at QBConnectivityTool.QBConnectivity.ReverseLookup(String machineName)
20100126.03:05:40 UTC      Reverse Lookup Failed

I don't know if something's not getting passed through the Cisco ASA5505 VPN or if I've got some DNS settings wrong on the server, or what.
I haven't been able to find a good solution to our problem. Using QB Enterprise 10 if 2 users go to create a new X job, PO, SO, etc, when one goes to save its fine but when the 2nd person goes to save they get an error and have to start over. Why duplicate jobs / sales orders aren't handled better I don't know. The reason it happens is how data is stored to the database and how reads and writes happen.  So in order to reserve a "new" job / customer / sales order / po / or any other identifying number you need to save the record. So to fix the problem from a procedural standpoint.

  As soon as the user creates a new whatever it is, and they have the Ident Number / new template or whatever they should hit save then continue to edit it.

This is so the next user will request a "new" identification number for that record and will be 1 higher (even though 2 people will still be actually editing at the same time) this will assign each user their own unique record identifier.

Is there a setting in Quickbooks which to help prevent this or is this procedure the only way?
I have a credit card which I use to pay for items purchased by my company so I can get the points.  When an invoice comes in that I have paid with my credit card, how do I enter it and then when I write the check to Chase Visa 3333, how do I enter that transaction.  I actually use the card for other purchases as well, so it is not an exclusive company card.
What is the best way to import a bank account CSV file transaction list with both payments and credits into Quickbooks 2009? I found how to map fields, but do I need to separate the payments and credits into separate files?

What is the best way to do this?

Thank you!
I got a good deal from my merchant account and I would like to accept credit cards from my Quickbooks.

Is there a way for me to:
1. Add menu option or additional payment option in quickbooks?
2. Create a custom form to accept and process credit cards, including custom data, like batch number for the order, etc.?
3. What database tables do I need to update?

If this is not possible and I need to create something outside QuickBooks, what is the most seemless way to do so?

I went to the solution listed for this question which is to go to the bottom of this page:
and it redirects me to this
and I have no idea what to do on this page
Is it possible to migrate Quickbook Pro 2008 to Peachtree 2008?

If so, how can we do it?
We're looking to export our QuickBooks transactions into our ERP system.  Does anyone know how to do this?

I can see how to setup a scheduled email with the exported transactions, but we will need to refresh it on a regular basis, so I need some sort of unique ID, which I don't see on the excel file.

We're using QuickBooks online, but we could move to the desktop version if necessary
Because of QODBC's ineffiecient processes for accessing large amounts of data from different tables in a large Quickbooks company file.  We produce our monthly statements using 4 different CR reports.  We use 3 to pull data from 3 separate tables and export them as excel sheets.  The fourth complies the final statements with the info from the 3 sheets.

I am designing a process to produce the same statement, but the resulting email that sends the results will be geared towards clients with A/R older than 120 days.

I created a simple report that uses 2 excel sheets as DBs to complie a list of clients that have AR older than 120 days, since QB doesn't have a value that would indicate so.  First I use CR to pull all open invoices from a Quickbooks company file that are 120 days past due (similar to above but with a selection criteria on the transaction date).  I then use CR to pull a listing of all customers in that company file with open balances (same as above).  The simple report, creates a list of all clients listed in the custormer report, that have invoices in the 120 invoice report.  The goal is to use an automated process to insert the customer name as a param for the main report above.

The report is returning the customer name for every invoice that appears for that client in the 120 day invoice sheet.  Do you know of a option or some syntax I can use in record selection, that would remove the duplicates and would only give me a listing of client names with at …
We are using quickbooks 2010 pro for our invoicing system.

We are looking for a solution to be able to send an email or fill out an app on our blackberrys when we are not in the office that will contact our quickbooks database and auto create an invoice.  We want to eliminate the steps of sending a work order email to admin....admin has to manually create an invoice in quickbooks then email this to the client.

I have a client using Quickbooks Point of Sale. They also have
an Access Database that tracks some customer information
that cannot be tracked in Quickbooks. They are at the point
where they need to keep this information synchronized. I would
like to link to the Quickbooks table from within Access.

Currently the Point of Sale module updates to Quickbooks at
the end of the day.

Is it possible (and reliable) to link to the tables in the POS
module where I can write and update information from within
Access. I would be interested in linking to the Customer table:
Name, address, etc.
Hello, I have Windows 2003 Server, acting as terminal server for billing dept, they use Quick Books pro 2008, one at a time, and I am getting this errors in event logs, can someone explain how to fix this, I been doing some research on it, but I dont see any good answers. Thanks
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      QuickBooks
Event Category:      Disk
Event ID:      4
Date:            1/13/2010
Time:            8:56:26 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SUBZERO
The description for Event ID ( 4 ) in Source ( QuickBooks ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: QuickBooks, Returning NULL QBWinInstance Handle.
getting interger overflow imessage in quickbooks pos 4.0  how to solve


QuickBooks is an accounting software package geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offers on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. QuickBooks includes remote access capabilities, remote payroll assistance and outsourcing, electronic payment functions, online banking and reconciliation, mapping features through integration, improved e-mail functionality, import from Excel spreadsheets, employee time tracking options, pre-authorization of electronic funds and new Help functions.

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