Quick Troubleshooting Instructions to Fix QuickBooks Error H505

by John Kartan Accounting And Bookkeeping

 QuickBooks an accounting software used by millions of businesses worldwide, offers one of the best accounting and financing services. Without much pre-requisite training and knowledge, companies can easily take QuickBooks into use to manage their books, pay their bills, send invoices, and run payroll. However, like most of the software, there are chances that you may face some errors and bugs while using QuickBooks that hinders your workflow and create nuisances. In this post, we're going to look at one such error which is "QuickBooks Error H505," that may be occurring when you're trying to switch to multi-user mode and its solution.

Basically, "QuickBooks Error H505" indicates the presence of some issue that is preventing the multi-user connection to your server. For immediate troubleshooting help dial 844-888-4666 now

What causes "QuickBooks Error H505"?

The QuickBooks error H505 majorly occurs when one or more of your workstations are enabled to be the server for QuickBooks, which shouldn’t have been so because to host multi-user mode, your server computer only should be the only one that holds the company file.

What should be done to fix "QuickBooks Error H505"?

Now when you know the computer that hosts your company files should be the only one set up to be the server, your first task will be turning-off the Host Multi-User Access option on those computers that don't host your company files.
Note: Below we have mentioned those steps that you can follow before opening a company file.
  1. You need to open QuickBooks on those computers where the Error H505 is occurring.
  2. Rather than opening your company file, choose the File menu and hover over Utilities icon.
  3. Now, if there is an option that says Stop Hosting Multi-User Access, select it.
  4. if you see the Host Multi-User Access option, don't select it as it means this workstation computer isn't the one that is causing the error.
  5. Move on to the other workstation computers where the QuickBooks Error H505 is occurring and repeat all the steps mentioned above.

Once completing these steps, move on to your server computer that hosts your company files and follow the below-mentioned steps.
  1. Firstly, You need to open QuickBooks on your server computer (The one that hosts your company file).
  2. Select the File menu and hover over the Utilities icon.
  3. Now, if there is an option of Host Multi-User Access available, select it; otherwise, if you see the option of Stop Hosting Multi-User Access, don't select it.


In this post, we’ve mentioned all the required steps that you need to follow to fix the QuickBooks Error H505. We hope that now you’ll be able to fix the QuickBooks Error H505 easily and continue your work as soon as possible. If additional troubleshooting help is required, users can reach QuickBooks Desktop support at 844-888-4666.

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About John Kartan Advanced Pro  Accounting And Bookkeeping

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