QuickBooks Desktop uses a database file manager to communicate with the company file. Currently, there are two ways to configure multi-user set up for QuickBooks Desktop:
The Recommended multi-user set up is having the company file stored on the Host computer.
To turn on Hosting Important:Turn onhosting only for theHost computer or where the company file is stored. If you are using a server to host your file, one computer still has to act as a Host. You mustNOT turn on hosting for workstations.