Learn how to configure firewall security settings for QuickBooks Desktop.
You may encounter errors if your firewall blocks internet access needed for specific QuickBooks programs or files. Updating your firewall to the latest release may resolve the issue. Or you may need to manually configure your firewall software. We show you how.
Running the QuickBooks File Doctor automatically opens firewall ports. This tool can be used to configure Windows Firewall. See QuickBooks File Doctor: Fix your company file or network for more information.
QuickBooks Desktop 2019 now uses dynamic ports. These are specific firewall ports (not a range) assigned during installation to ensure QuickBooks Desktop uses a given port exclusively. The port format for QuickBooks Desktop 2019 is: 8019, XXXXX; where XXXXX is the port number specifically assigned.
Get the dynamic port number for QuickBooks 2019
Things to know
Add Firewall port exception for QuickBooks
If you'll be using multiple year versions of QuickBooks Desktop, you need to perform the following for each year version.
QuickBooks Desktop 2019: 8019, XXXXX. (XXXXX is the assigned port number found in QuickBooks Database Server Manager)
QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
If you’re experiencing errors or problems with connectivity, make exceptions to programs QuickBooks uses in Windows Firewall.
Create Firewall exceptions for QuickBooks programs
QuickBooks uses executable files to perform various functions. See the Configure your anti-virus or firewall programs section for a list of executable files. Then perform the following steps for each file.
Configure your anti-virus or firewall programs. Only perform this if configuring the Windows Firewall doesn't resolve the issue.
Add QuickBooks ports exception on your Antivirus or Firewall
Make sure TCP is selected. And enter the ports needed for your QuickBooks year version. See the port number for your QuickBooks version in the Manually configure exceptions and ports section. If you have installed, or will be using multiple year versions of QuickBooks Desktop, you will need to add each year's ports.
Add the following executable files on your Antivirus or Firewall
If you see Program Files (x86), go there as that means you are on a 64-bit Operating system.
|AutoBackupExe.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|Dbmlsync.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|DBManagerExe.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|FileManagement.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|FileMovementExe.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|QuickBooksMessaging.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|QBW32.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|QBDBMgrN.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|QBGDSPlugin.exe||C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR|
|QBServerUtilityMgr.exe||C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks|
|QBCFMonitorService.exe||C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks|
|QBLaunch.exe||C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks|
|QBUpdate.exe||C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate|
|IntuitSyncManager.exe||C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Sync|
|OnlineBackup.exe||C:\Program Files\QuickBooks Online Backup|