QuickBooks Database Server Manager

QuickBooks Database Server Manager

QuickBooks Database Server Manager: How To Download And Use It?

Have you imagined what will happen to your QB’s seamless experience in case of a connectivity error? Probably not, as QuickBooks is one of the most versatile software in the accounting world. And connection errors are like a nightmare for any QB user. These have the potential to hamper your work experience to a great degree. Thus, Intuit introduced the concept of QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

The server managing tool is an added utility from Intuit. It lets you troubleshoot connection-related glitches by fixing the server connectivity. Since the setup finds significance in different arenas, we will present you with a detailed guide on this facility. Furthermore, you have the option to connect with ProAdvisors regarding your queries. Our QB helpline number is 1-888-858-6199

What Is QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

You might have Quickbooks for your accounting if you have a small business or enterprise. If you do, then being familiar with QuickBooks Database Server Manager is essential. As you are reading this, you might have several questions about the tool. So, we described the tool’s basic aspects to aware you of its potential.

Simply put, the database server managing software allows you to configure QB servers for multiple-user access. It creates network data or “.ND” files for your company on other setups. Hence, it lets you use multi-user mode to access company files remotely.

Here, you need to consider that the multi-user depends on the version of QuickBooks you own. In essence, different QB versions support different numbers of users’ access. And the calculation moves in this direction:

  • QuickBooks Pro version: Three users;
  • For the Premium version of QuickBooks: Five users;
  • QuickBooks Enterprise: 30 desktop connections.

Thus, you can enjoy seamlessness on your accounting chain by ensuring QuickBooks Desktop’s optimum file performance on the network. Furthermore, the tool can help you in the following ways:

  • Scanning of company files on QuickBooks
  • Analysis of local storage devices for the detection of new company files.

Now, you may be wondering how to download this effective tool. You should not feel worried, as we covered the download manual in the subsequent section.

How Do I Download QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

The download process of the QuickBooks Database Server Manager is a simple one, as it involves the following steps:

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  • First, open Intuit’s website and search for the QB Database Server Manager.
  • Afterward, locate the download link for the tool’s setup.
  • Now, select an optimum location to save the file’s extension.
  • Then, go with the on-screen instructions and wait for the download.
  • And lastly, double-click on the downloaded file to switch to the installation procedure.

How Do I Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

The process of installing the server manager tool involves the following steps:

  • First, double-click the downloaded file to open it.
  • Afterward, hit “Next” to move ahead in the installation wizard.
  • Now, tap the “Yes” tab to accept the licensing terms.
  • Furthermore, move ahead in the process by following the on-screen prompts.
  • Following the conclusion of the process, tap on the “Finish” key.
  • Lastly, hit the tool’s icon to open and use it for diagnosing and fixing connectivity issues.
  • Meanwhile, you can also use the QB tool hub to access this utility menu.
  • Here, navigate to the “Network Issues” tab to access the tool.
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  • Finally, grant permission to let the tool access the company files for diagnosing and troubleshooting the issue.

How To Set Up QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

You can set up the QBDSM by proceeding with these simple steps:

  • First, permit the QuickBooks database server manager to run on the server computer.
  • Now, go with the manual process to configure the firewall.
  • Afterward, open the QuickBooks database server manager and hit the Port Monitor tab.
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  • After that, hit the Start menu and search for “Windows Firewall.”
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  • Then, open it and move to the “Advanced Settings” section.
  • Followed by this, hit the “Port” section and follow the on-screen instructions.
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  • In this section, hit the “TCP” option.
  • Furthermore, move to the “Specific local ports” section and select the desired ports.
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Here, the port menu may appear under the following categories:

  • QuickBooks Desktop 2020: 8019, XXXXX
  • Desktop 2019 version of QB: 8019, XXXXX
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
  • From here, go with the on-screen prompts to move ahead.
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  • In this section, you need to mark the desired profiles.
  • Later on, create the system rules and entitle them.
  • At this point, hit the Finish option.
  • Lastly, repeat the same procedure for outbound rules.

How To Update To The QuickBooks Database Server Manager 2023 Version?

Updating the QB Database Server involves a simple procedure, as it involves the following procedural mechanim:

  • At first, go to Intuit’s official website to locate the “Downloads & Updates” page.
  • Afterward, select the standard setup link and the country, product, and version (2023).
  • Now, hit the “Download” link and initiate downloading.
  • Subsequently, move with the on-screen instructions to install the updated version.
  • Lastly, save changes by restarting the device.

QuickBooks Database Server Manager Requirements

1. Operating systems

QuickBooks 2023 does not support Windows 8.1. Hence, you cannot count on it for your purpose. Further, you should run QB directly on Windows and not through an emulator or virtual environment.
Windows Version Requirement Status
Windows 11
Natively installed version
Windows 10
Natively installed version
Windows Server 2022
Standard cum Essential installation
Windows Server 2019
Standard cum Essential installation
Windows Server 2016
Standard cum Essential installation
Windows Server 2021 R2
Standard cum Essential installation
Windows Server 2012
Standard cum Essential installation

2. Database Servers

Server Version Requirement Status
Windows Server 2022
Standard and Essential versions
Windows Server 2019
Standard and Essential versions
Windows Server 2016
Standard cum Essential installation
Windows Server 2012 R2
Standard cum Essential installation
Windows Server 2012
Standard cum Essential installation
Linux and Windows 10 S Mode
Not supported

3. Browser

Google Chrome browser is the suitable browser for using QuickBooks Desktop 2023.

4. Hardware and Operating System Requirements

Component Details Specifications
OS configurations
64-bit system
Minimum 2.4 GHz
Minimum 8 GB
Disk Space
2.5 GB
Additional Software
60 MB for MS .NET 4.8 runtime

5. Supported Antivirus software

McAfee Norton Kaspersky Cylance (Internet/Regression Only ESET Avira Symantec
Trend Micro Security
Panda Dome

6. Anti-Malware Software

Bitdefender AVG Malwarebytes Spybot Emsisoft McAfee
Avast Webroot ZoneAlarm Kaspersky F-Secure

    Note: QuickBooks can also work with a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disk (RAID) systems. However, we do not recommend it, as it lowers the QB performance. Further, QuickBooks Desktop 2023 requires the Internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the smooth functioning of the connected devices.

    QuickBooks Mac Plus 2023

    Minimum system requirements

    • An operating system of at least Mac OS X v12.0 (Monterey).
    • iOS 12.0 or later for iPhone connectivity.
    • Availability of either Intel or Apple CPU hardware.
    • An uninterrupted supply of the Internet.

    Winding It Up

    We hope the knowledge we shared so far has assisted you in installing, setting up, using, and maintaining QuickBooks Database Server Manager. However, you can also connect with our QB support executives to get solutions to your QB-related queries. For this, you can dial the toll-free number at 1-888-858-6199 to get answers to all your QB-related queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can continue with the following steps to install the QBDSM:

  • First, download the file’s extension from Intuit’s website.
  • Afterward, hit the downloaded file to initiate the installation.
  • Next, go to the Custom and Network option.
  • From here, go with the on-screen instructions.
  • Furthermore, select the installation type corresponding to your QuickBooks version.
  • Then, launch the QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Finally, hit the “File” menu to access the Database Server Manager.

You can update the QBDSM by proceeding with the steps suggested for installing the server manager app on Intuit’s website.

You can continue with these steps to restart the server manager app:

  • First, open the Start menu in Windows.
  • Next, move to the Control Panel and launch it.
  • Then, pick and open the Administrative Tools window.
  • At this point, click on the Services section.
  • Later on, right-click on the tab to select the QuickBooksDBXX service.

Lastly, choose the “Restart” option to start the tool afresh.

QuickBooks Database Manager runs as a regular process administrator for logged-in Windows users. It starts when a user logs into Windows and concludes when the user logs out. And its “Hosting Local and Remote Files” mode allows multiple users to connect to QB Desktop through TCP/IP connections.

You can access the QBDSM by using the QuickBooks Tool Hub. Alternatively, you can download the server manager app to access its features on your system.

You can use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager by ensuring the following requirements:

  • Install an updated version of QuickBooks.
  • The system must have an active Internet connection.
  • Firewall settings must comply with QB’s requirements.
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