Learn how to configure the QuickBooks Database Server Manager to allow multi user access.
If you need help with install, update, and set up QuickBooks Database Server Manager (QBDBSM), see Install, Update, and Set up the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
Note: To meet the recommended QuickBooks Desktop requirements for optimum file performance on the network, this tool should be installed and set up on the computer where the QuickBooks Desktop company files are stored.
About QuickBooks Database Server Manager
Periodically, it may be necessary to update the Database Server Manager. Generally, it is necessary when a new year of QuickBooks Desktop is installed on the workstations OR if a critical update to a current year is released.
You can use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager to:
Open the QuickBooks Database Server Manager
Scan Folders feature
All company files stored on the server must be scanned once to ensure that they're configured properly to allow other users access to these company files.
When scan completes, the company files in the scanned folders are configured for multi-user access.
Monitored Drives feature
Use the Monitored Drives feature to keep the QuickBooks Database Server Manager up to date as you add new company files to your server.
Database Server feature
Open the QuickBooks Database Server Manager to determine:
Use the Updates feature to download updates to the QuickBooks Server and to view the version of the QuickBooks Server.
Use the System feature to find system information about the computer where the database server is installed.
QuickBooks Desktop 2019 now uses dynamic ports! These are specific port numbers (not a range) assigned during installation to ensure QuickBooks Desktop uses a given port exclusively. You can find these numbers in QuickBooks Database Server Manager, specified for your QuickBooks Desktop 2019 version. See Configure Firewall and Internet security settings for QuickBooks Desktop to learn more.