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Install QuickBooks Desktop on a Terminal Server

Learn how to install QuickBooks Desktop on a terminal server.

Terminal server lets you install QuickBooks Desktop on a central server instead of individual computers. Once you connect to the server, multiple users can access the company file on a remote computer.

We provide phone support for QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Solutions only,  We don't support system issues like:
  • Set up, help configuration, or help to enable terminal services
  • Help to enable clients to connect to the server
  • User permission issues for server connections
  • Issues with terminal server connections (Example: Unable to connect to the server or a drop connection)
  • Latency or slow performance issues

Before you start, check the QuickBooks Desktop system requirements to make sure your server is compatible.  Log in as a Windows user with Admin rights.

  1. Close all open applications.
  2. On your keyboard, press Windows+R to open the Run command.
  3. Type CMD, then select OK to open the Command Prompt.
  4. To change the User Mode, type change user /install, then press Enter.
  5. Download and install QuickBooks Desktop.
  6. Reopen the Command Prompt.
  7. Type change user /execute to change to Execute mode, then press Enter.

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