how to activate QuickBooks desktop 2022

by Linda Martin Professional Consultant

Reasons that can Cause QuickBooks Activation Problem

  1. Incorrect license number provided by the users during registration can prompt such errors.
  2. Unstable or weak internet connection can hamper the activation process.
  3. You will not be able to register the QuickBooks product that has been discontinued.
  4. At times, damaged QuickBooks or Microsoft components such as MSXML may also hamper the registration process causing the error.
  5. Your Windows Firewall may block the installation or registration process of QuickBooks.
  6. The error is quite common when you update or change your Operating system.
  7. Error 3371/ Error 1904 is one such error that may force to happen registration error with your QuickBooks.

Key-points to Follow if QuickBooks Registration not Working

  1. Try to register your product again after shutting down all the background processes from the taskbar and also closing all the running QuickBooks windows.
  2. Ensure that the Date & Time of your system is set correctly.
  • Check the license number and other entries after you fill in the details for registration.
  • Log in as an administrator to your account or assign admin rights to the user to complete QuickBooks activation.

How to Troubleshoot Unable to Register QuickBooks Desktop Error?

Method 1: Configuring Windows Firewall

  1. Go to the ‘Start’ menu of your computer and search ‘Firewall.’
  2. Open ‘Windows Firewall’ from the search results.
  3. Go to the ‘Advanced Settings’ section.
  4. Click on the ‘Inbound Rules’ and then right-click on it.
  5. Select the ‘New Rule’ option and then hit ‘Next’ after selecting the ‘Port.’
  6. Ensure that ‘TCP’ is selected and hit ‘Next’ again.
  7. Enter the port connection related to QuickBooks in the specified port field. Ports for QuickBooks are:
  • QuickBooks 2020: 8019, XXXXX.
  • QB 2019: 8019, XXXXX.
  • QuickBooks 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378–55382.
  • QuickBooks 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373–55377
  • Hit the ‘Next’ button and then click on ‘Allow the Connection’ and then click on the ‘Next’ button again.
  • Name the new rule, and then click on the ‘Finish’ button when you are done.

Method 2: Using the QuickBooks Tool Hub

  1. Open the QuickBooks Tools Hub on the system on which you are facing the issue.
  2. You can download the latest version of the tool hub from Intuit’s website or click HERE to download the program.
  3. Go to the ‘Program Problems’ section.
  4. Click on the ‘Quick Fix My Program’ button to run the tool.
  • Wait for the tool to run and resolve the error itself.

Method 3: Repairing the MSXML Component

  1. Open the Run command of your computer by pressing the ‘Windows + R’ key together.
  2. Type “cmd” and hit the ‘Enter’ key to open the command prompt.
  3. Enter “cd\windows\syswow64” in the prompt and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  4. Type “regsvr32 MSXML4.dll” and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  5. Again, type “regsvr32 MSXML6.dll” and press the ‘Enter’ key again.

Method 4: Try to Delete QuickBooks “entitlementDataStore.ecml” File.

  • Press Keyboard ‘Windows + R’ simultaneously, To open the Run Program.
  • Thereafter, Copy “C:/ProgramData/Intuit/Entitlement Client/v8” The Link and Paste it over the Run window and then ‘Hit-Enter’.
  • Next, Look for “entitlementDataStore.ecml” and Once you Found the File, select it and then use ‘shift + del + enter‘ key to execute the file.
  • Close the entire process of QuickBooks application, through the task manager and then restart the computer.
  • Now once again start the QuickBooks and go to and open the company file, this will prompt “Activate the QuickBooks Program”.

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About Linda Martin Senior   Professional Consultant

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Joined APSense since, August 8th, 2018, From Delhi, India.

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