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I want to use quickbooks on my laptop and desktop and i can not get it to work on my laptop

I have been using quickbooks on my desktop and would like to take my laptop with me, and have use of quickbooks on the laptop.  I have it installed and I can't get it to work?  any suggestions thanks
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Best answer 12-10-2018

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You must have the server app installed, then enable multi...

You must have the server app installed, then enable multi user mode. Log off of one computer and access the shared file from the second. If you plan on using your laptop when away from the office install the server app on your laptop.
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Can you give more information on what you are trying and...

Can you give more information on what you are trying and in error messages that appear when you "can't get it to work"?
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I have closed the desktop and try to log on to the laptop...

I have closed the desktop and try to log on to the laptop and it says  quickbooks couldnt find the file, look under shared files and try again.  I am clicking on the shared file and thats the answer I get.
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under shared files it shows files from both the laptop an...

under shared files it shows files from both the laptop and desktop
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You must have the server app installed, then enable multi...

You must have the server app installed, then enable multi user mode. Log off of one computer and access the shared file from the second. If you plan on using your laptop when away from the office install the server app on your laptop.
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Where is the server app?

Where is the server app?
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It's part of the application installation package, whethe...

It's part of the application installation package, whether cd or download.
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(As an aside, in the 2014 version it is also inside the Q...

(As an aside, in the 2014 version it is also inside the QuickBooks Application itself if it isn't found on your hard drive it will launch from there.  But this question is about 2013 - you have to drag the server app off the disk image (or CD) to your applications folder.