QuickBooks Unable To Connect To Remote Server

QuickBooks Unable To Connect To Remote Server

QuickBooks Unable To Connect To Remote Server

QuickBooks is a powerful and easy-to-use financial management system . Growing Businesses with QuickBooks solutions is beneficial. Because of their simplicity and availability. (ability to support up to 30 concurrent users and handle large amounts of data and transaction simultaneously ). However, a common problem with it is remote access.  Many businesses want to be flexible to use it from anywhere . The problem arises when QuickBooks unable to connect to remote server. It will show error when you access to the company file , but the QB is unable to Communicate  with it, this communication problem can be due to a Firewall issue.

QuickBooks Remote Access:

QuickBooks desktop is designed to provide multi-user access in a local area network, where all users are closely connected to the database server via a hard wired system. That doesn’t work if you have users in different offices, so Remote Access involves accessing a computer or an application on a computer remotely from a different computer . It is very efficient when using QuickBooks in Single user mode .we will describe two different solutions for remote access.

Remote Screen :

There are many Remote Screen Tools available including the discontinued QuickBooks Remote access service from Intuit . The Concept is almost always the some : connect remotely to the screen of the computer running QuickBooks. When connected , the image from the Computer is Streamed across and a user interactions (mouse Keyword ) are sent back.

It gives control over the whole computer as if the user was physically sitting in front of the computer , this is also the main drawback: a remote user has Access to the Whole Computer and Anyone with access to the computer can see what the remote user is working on.

QB Remote Access with My QuickBook Cloud

Here’s a product that has great potential for small offices. It needs multi-user access without the expense of an official QuickBooks Solution or the inconvenience of being locked out of your computer if you use a remote access tool

  1. The differs from the usual remote access products in that you don’t tie up the hosting computer . The local user can still run applications (including QuickBooks, if you have a QB Multi-User license) on the some computer .
  2. This Differs From The hosted QuickBooks solutions in that you have a significantly lower cost per user. Although you need to keep in mind that you are providing your own hardware . Cost analyses are complicated sometimes. If you are using a variety of QB, add-on products, or using products like Microsoft Excel or data export.

How to fix  file data connectivity to Remote Server

The QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool is a small application that will test the connection between client and database server manager. It helps you to understand what is happening.  If you get an error and the diagnostic tool cannot connect to your database server, you’ll need to work on the server. When Intuit QuickBooks works, the SMB accounting software is incredible; when it doesn’t work, it’s an absolute nightmare.

The Next Time you’re unable to connect to your QuickBooks data file, try one of the solutions outlined below for getting your company file up and running .

1.Database Server Manager :

Most likely , all you have installed on your server is the QuickBooks database server manager . with this tool , you can instruct the server where to monitor for data files. If you do not let the QB database server know where the data files are , those file will not be made available to clients. Place your data files on a shared folder on the root of c:\\(such as c:\\Data or c:\\QB) and make sure everyone who needs access to the file has full rights. This makes everything a lot easier. Then open the QuickBooks database server manager .

2.Prevention over repair

Here are some of my best tips for keeping your data file in tip-top shape, so hopefully you won’t need to fix a data file connection in the future.

  • Clean your data
  • Verify and rebuild your data
  • Log out of QuickBooks

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