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

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

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

under shared files it shows files from both the laptop and desktop
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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

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

Where is the server app?
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Level 8

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

It's part of the application installation package, whether cd or download.
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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

(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.
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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

Quick book is already on my desk top and I just want to put it to my laptop to use always

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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

hi @Navi ,

How many user license do you have?

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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

Where and how do I get the server app? Is this on both desktop and laptop?


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

where is this? How do I change

 

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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

Thanks for joining this thread, roscelliroofing.

 

I would suggest reaching out to your IT to guide you further on how to set up the server in your personal computer and laptop. Below are the link where we can get the detailed steps and instruction how to do it:

 

 

Please give me an update on how things go on your end. I would like to keep an eye on this and make sure that you are all set. Take care!

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