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2003 Server Setup on D Drive

I can't seem to set up Pro on my 2003 Windows server on the D drive, any thoughts I can chase down?

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2003 Server Setup on D Drive

What year edition is your Pro you are trying to set up? Minimum for Pro 2018, for example, is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1


You also need the QB Database Server appropriate for your year QB


Lastly, the QB database server manager AND Windows Server probably have to be on same drive with your QB file

Level 1

2003 Server Setup on D Drive

Ok, that will be my issue, as I have Windows 2003 Server, but Quickbooks Pro 2019.


Any work arounds? As the server has full daily back ups and I would prefer to have it there than on one of the workstations.

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2003 Server Setup on D Drive

Hi there, @HSReny.


Thanks for looping back into this post. I can share some more information about the system requirements for QuickBooks Pro 2019.


@john-pero is correct. You will have to install tools to meet the recommended QuickBooks Desktop requirements for optimum file performance on the network. If you need assistance with installing, updating and/or setting up the QuickBooks Database Server Manager, you can refer to the link he added.


Also, in order to provide greater security and stability, all connections used by QuickBooks Desktop to access Intuit services will need to meet certain system requirements. To get in-depth information about this, you can check this link: System requirements for QuickBooks 2019 and Enterprise Solutions 19.0.


That's it. Let me know if you have follow up questions about QuickBooks Desktop. I'm here to provide answers and help.

Level 15

2003 Server Setup on D Drive

For this: "As the server has full daily back ups"


You need to use the QB routine for Backup, and then you can direct that .qbb file to be stored in a QB Backup Folder on the D. Mirroring the program and the data file is not a QB Backup function.

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