How to Solve QuickBooks Multi-User Mode Not Working Error?

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This segment has discussed in detail about the procedure to host QuickBooks Company file in Multi user mode. Keep reading!

Are you looking for ways to share a business file over a network so that multiple people can easily access it? You don't have to choose a third-party tool if you use QuickBooks's multi-user mode to host Company data. Stay tuned to this blog to find out how to host the company file in multi-user mode in QuickBooks and what else you need to know.

Abode by the following pointers

  • Your main QuickBooks Company file and database should be "hosted" on a computer or server at your company workplace. Other systems connected to the server will thereafter be referred to as "client" computers.
  • The QuickBooks software must be installed on both the host computer and each client computer.
  • Additionally, the host computer will have a QuickBooks Database Server Manager installed, which manages network access to the primary company file. When client users access the hosted QuickBooks company file, the QuickBooks program should always be running on the server.

Steps to use multi-user mode in QuickBooks desktop

  • Click on the File menu to choose the multi-user mode in QuickBooks Desktop.
  • If you are a QuickBooks Online user, you must look at the different membership levels to find out how many people can use the QuickBooks Online software at the same time. The most common ways to subscribe to QuickBooks Online are:
  • There can be up to 3 users and 2 accountants on QuickBooks Online Essentials.
  • For QuickBooks Online Plus, there can be up to 5 users and 2 accountants.
  • You must now click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of QuickBooks Online.
  • After that, you should choose "Your Company."
  • Subsequently, pick the option to Manage Users.
  • Finally, in the multi-user mode, choose "New" to add a new user.


This culminates the discussion wherein we have tried to go through all the necessary information you need to know to host company file in multiuser mode in QuickBooks. Technical assistance is just a call away. If you feel need of QuickBooks desktop technical support, just give us a call at 1-800-761-1787.

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