Configure Firewall & Internet Security of the QuickBooks Desktop

Configure Firewall & Internet Security of the QuickBooks Desktop

Firewall is an important application which prevents you from various threats, viruses, malware, and unwanted programs. But what if it blocks your internet access required to run specific QuickBooks software or any company file. In this article, we will discuss the process to configure the firewall & Internet security of the QuickBooks Desktop.

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In the case, if you are suffering from such issues, you will get complete information regarding how to configure Firewall & internet security of the QuickBooks Desktop. This specific problem can be ideally solved by updating the firewall to the latest updated version or manually setting the configuration of your antivirus/security software.

The user has also the option of taking QuickBooks help from our certified Intuit ProAdvisors.

How to Configure Firewall and Antivirus setting

Configure firewall ports automatically

A useful tool to automatically configure Windows firewall is QuickBooks file doctor. Use this software to configure firewall ports automatically.

See: Firewall configuration for QuickBooks Point of Sale

Manually configure exceptions and ports to your Firewall

Windows 10, 8, 7, Server 2008 and Server 2012
  • Go to the Start menu and choose Window Firewall.
  • On the right-hand side, click on Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click Inbound Rules and opt for New Rule.
  • Click on Port and also click on Next.
  • First TCP is selected and Write in specific ports needed for your QuickBooks year version: If you have an old QuickBooks you will need to add each year’s ports as well in this format: 8019.
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
    • QB Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367
  • Click  Next and confirm Allow the Connection is selected, then Click Next again.
  • Click Next again and give the rule a name, such as QB Ports. Fix  Finish when done.
  • Repeat the steps above for the Outbound Rules (for step 4 inbound rules, choose Outbound Rules).
  • Finally, Test the  QuickBooks Desktop again in multi-user modes you can see on the network you issue start to resolved

Related Article: Troubleshoot Multi-User issues in QuickBooks for Mac?

If you are still are experiencing errors or problems with connectivity try making exceptions to programs QuickBooks uses in Windows Firewall, do the following.

  • Go to the Start menu and enter the word: firewall.
  • Click Windows Firewall.
  • On the right-hand side, choose the Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click Inbound Rules and select New Rule.
  • Click  Program, then Next
  • Go to This Program Path then Click  Browse.
  • Follow the paths provided in the graph below (each one will need to be done individually), then click Next.
  • Confirm Allow the Connection is fixed, then click  Next again.
  • If prompted, confirm all profiles are check-marked then fix Next.
  • Give the rule a name, then click  Finish.
  • Furthermore Repeat the steps above for the Outbound Rules (for step 4 inbound rules, choose Outbound Rules).
  • Finally, try opening QuickBooks Desktop again in a number of user mode or over your network to see if the issue has been resolved.
Server 2003
  1. First of all, go to Start and choose Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Firewall.
  3. Click Exceptions.
  4. Select Add Port.
  5. check  TCP is selected and also type in specific ports needed for your QuickBooks year version: (if you have old year versions of QuickBooks Desktop installed or will be using, We Should  need to add each year’s ports as well in this format: 8019,+++++,+++++, +++++, +++++).                                                                                                                      QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372                                                                                                         QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367
  6. Select OK after the end.
  7. Finally, Know cheek QuickBooks again in multiple-users mode over your network to see if the issue resolves.

Configure your 3rd Party Anti-Virus/Firewall Programs

Note: It is working the when the Firewall has not resolved the issue.

  •  The number of vast firewall program present and they every time changing versions, As a result, Intuit is unable to provide additional configuration steps. then software should Refer to your software’s documentation or the software publisher’s website for support.
  • Does not provide or maintain steps on the number of internet security programs on the market today. In most cases, you should be fine just adding the ports onto the Windows Firewall. If you still number of errors opening a file over a network or number of user problems, you may want to try adding the following executable/directories to your 3rd party number of the program.

You may also like: How to Recover Deleted QuickBooks Data Files

Add the following ports to your 3rd party Antivirus/Firewall:

Check the TCP is selected and also type in specific ports needed for your QuickBooks year version: (On the installation of QuickBooks. In addition you will need to add each year’s ports as well in this format: 8019, +++++, +++++, +++++,+++++).

  • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
  • QB Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367
Add the following executable to your 3rd party Antivirus/Firewall:

Note: If you see Program Files (x86), go there as that means you are on a 64-bit Operating system.

      Executable files     Location
AutoBackupExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
Dbmlsync.exe C:\program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
DBManagerExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileManagement.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileMovementExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QuickBooksMessaging.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QuickBooksMessageing.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBW32.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBDMgrN.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBGDSPlugin.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBSeverUtilityMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS
QBCFMoniterService.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS
QBLaunch.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS
QBUpdate.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS\QBUpdate
IntuitSyncManager.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\Sync
OnlineBackup.exe C:\Program Files\QuickBooks Online Backup

Hope you have been able to configure Firewall & Internet Security of the QuickBooks Desktop. In any case if you are unable to do so; don’t hesitate to avail our QuickBooks enterprise support service. Dial toll-free 1-855-441-4417.

Reference: https://community.intuit.com/articles/1437462-configure-firewall-and-internet-security-settings-for-quickbooks-desktop



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