How to Download and Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager?by Sprink Davis Accounting and Bookkeeping
If you are planning to set up versions of QuickBooks on a network, the QuickBooks Database Server Manager is an indispensable tool. This feature creates a Network Data file (.ND) for the company file on the system that is hosting the file, and allows other users to view the file simultaneously. To know about the easy QuickBooks Database Server Manager - Setup, Install & Update, follow the guidelines provided in this article till the end.
How To Download and Install QuickBooks Database Server
Given below are some of the most viable
steps to be performed to install the QuickBooks Database Server Manager
Step 1: Download QuickBooks Database Server Manager
To get started, the user needs
to navigate to the website of Intuit, followed by QuickBooks Product Download
Page. From here, the user can download the QuickBooks setup file, which can
subsequently be used for downloading the Database Server Manager tool.
Step 2: Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager
The QuickBooks Database Server Manager
should be installed on the computer which is hosting the network, and wherein
the Company files have been saved. Follow these steps to install the same:
First, close all apps on your
Then, look for the "Setup
QuickBooks.exe" file and install it by following the on-screen
When asked, choose 'Custom'
or 'Network' as the 'install type.'
now, but don't choose "Express."
Then, choose the best way to
set up your network and click "Next." No matter what you
choose, the Database Server Manager will be installed. If QB Desktop is
installed on your server computer, it will not replace any company files.
If you want to use both
Database Server Manager and QuickBooks Desktop on the server machine, choose
"I'll be using QuickBooks Desktop on this computer, AND I'll be storing.
“Lastly, choose "I will NOT be using QuickBooks on this computer"
if you want a Database Server Manager on your server PC, then follow the
on-screen steps and click Install.
Walkway to Update QuickBooks Desktop Database Server
To update QuickBooks Desktop Database Server
Manager, users can just follow the simple steps given below.
At first, hit on to the Windows
start menu and from there; make a move to "Programs".
Herein, search for "database
server manager," and from the list of results, choose the "Update"
Follow the instructions on the
screen to finish the QuickBooks enterprise database server manager updates.
Steps to Set up & Run QuickBooks Database Server
After downloading the Database Server
Manager, the next step is to scan the company files. You can try to open the company
files from other computers on the created network. This lets multiple users use
QuickBooks Desktop at the same time from different computers.
Step 1: Scan your folders
Before sharing the company files, users
first need to scan the folder that contains these files. The steps for the same
Start by searching for
QuickBooks Database Server Manager in the Start menu.
Subsequently, proceed by
opening the tool.
Follow up by clicking on 'Scan
Then, tap on Browse and opt for
the Company file folder.
Once opted for, hit on OK and
then commence the scan by clicking on Start Scan.
• When the scan is done, the message stating "QuickBooks Company files detected" shall appear on the screen.
Step 2: Monitor the Drives
First of all, the user is
required to hit on the Monitored Drives tab.
Herein, checkmark the boxes
next to the hard drive containing QuickBooks.
How to Update QuickBooks Database Server Manager?
It is important to update QuickBooks
Database Server Manager because each new update adds the latest features and
fixes any bugs or problems in the old version.
First step involves visiting
the Intuit website and downloading the patch for QB Desktop Server Manager from
Follow up with the installation
of the patch. After the installation is done, the computer needs to be restarted.
• Once the server has been updated on every workstation, you will get the message "The Company File needs to be updated to work with this version of QuickBooks Desktop."
After that, the updates may
change the format of the database, which will tell you to "Make a
Once the backup is done and the
instructions are followed, the people will be able to open the file.
blog enumerated an easy walkthrough that should help users in setting up,
installing and updating QuickBooks database Server Manager. For further
assistance, feel no hesitation in reaching out to our QuickBooks desktop support experts at 1-800-615-2347.
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