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Constant Connection/Logging In Issues

We just upgrade to QuickBooks Desktop Premier Contractor Edition 2019 (5 user) and we are still experiencing the same problems as we were with the older version 2016 we were using:


1. error messages upon trying to login, such as another user needs to switch to multi-user (when in fact they are in multi user mode) and i can't login

2. randomly aborting the file during the day

3. multiple instances of saying "you are already logged in as …" when there's no company file open/logged into.

4. various error codes, such as H202 


We have 4 workstations connecting to the server computer where the company file is located.... what is going on with the connection of this QuickBooks?


We also experienced this same issues with the older version. We've switched our router and created a dedicated server computer for the company file and it seems like we're worse than we were before with these changes... I spent 5.5+ hours on the phone with QB support installing the new QB software on all of the computers that use the file, it was all installed appropriately and now we have all these issues again...this was only 2 -3 weeks ago.... 


Re: Constant Connection/Logging In Issues

Hi, mrscpa.

I can share some information about the errors you're getting when logging in to QuickBooks Desktop. Let's get you back up and running.


I appreciate the details you've provided. QuickBooks error H202 is an error associated with QuickBooks multi-user operational mode. It occurs when a user tries to access a QuickBooks company file placed on another computer, and her copy of QuickBooks cannot reach the server on that computer. 


These errors mean something is blocking the multi-user connection to your server. Let me show you how to fix the issue, see the steps below:


Step 1: Follow steps depending on the way you host your company files:


If you haven’t already, follow the steps to install QuickBooks Database Server Manager on your server for each version of QuickBooks you use. Your server is the computer that hosts your company files. This tool connects your server to your workstations and keeps your multi-user network stable. There are two ways to set up QuickBooks Database Server Manager:


  • The Full Program option: You have the full version of QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Database Server Manager installed on your server computer.
  • The Server Only option: You only have the QuickBooks Database Server Manager installed on your server computer.

Here's an article with detailed steps and information about the error H202:


I know you've already called in. However, if the problem persists, I suggest reaching out to our QuickBooks Desktop Support again. Agents have the necessary tools, like screen-sharing to get you back up and running.


  1. Within your QuickBooks Desktop, click Help at the top menu bar.
  2. Click Contact us.
  3. In order to route you to the correct support expert, we need to know what type of question you have. Give a brief description of your issue and click Continue.
  4. We’ll provide you a few options. You choose which one is best for you

Also, you may find these recommended articles helpful:


Fill me in if you need more help with logging in to your QuickBooks Desktop. I'm always ready to lend a hand.

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Re: Constant Connection/Logging In Issues

Hi Rose,


Thanks for your response. I've called into QuickBooks support several times and they've ran these tests and i still keep getting these connection issues...even after having it properly installed by QuickBooks. We have the multi-user hosting turned on as well. Any other solutions or other users experiencing the same issue? 

QuickBooks Team

Re: Constant Connection/Logging In Issues

Thank you for getting back to us, @mrscpa.


I appreciate you for following the steps provided by my colleague above to resolve these errors.


I can provide additional steps you can follow to get you back to business.


You can locally save a backup of your company file to prevent future data loss when updating your current QuickBooks version. But you'll first need to switch back to single user mode.


You may follow the steps below to save a backup file:

  1. Click on File from the menu bar.
  2. Select Backup Company, then Create Local Backup.
  3. On the Create Backup window, select Local Backup.
  4. Click the Options button.
  5. On the Backup Options window that appears, click Browse and select the location for the backup copy, then click on OK.
  6. Look over the other options on this page and select any that you like.
  7. Click OK when you're done.
  8. In the Create Backup window, click Next.
  9. Choose whether to save your backup now, schedule future backups.

Once done, you can try the steps provided by my colleague above about fixing your log in issues.


I've attached some articles below for more information:

Feel free to let me know if you have other questions. I'll be sure to get back to you.

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Re: Constant Connection/Logging In Issues

Hello Alessandra, I already know how to backup my file. The issues I'm experiencing go beyond simple solutions provided so far. Can anyone with more experience provide insight on this intermittent network connection issue I'm experiencing? 

QuickBooks Team

Re: Constant Connection/Logging In Issues

Experiencing a constant connection and login issue is tough to deal with, mrscpa.


We appreciate you performing the recommended troubleshooting steps provided by my colleagues. In this case, it would be best to contact our Technical Support Team again (with your case or reference number).


They'll investigate what's causing this intermittent network connection issue and further check on what they can do to fix this one.


Here's how to reach them:


  1. Click Help on the top menu.
  2. Choose QuickBooks Help.
  3. Click Contact us.
  4. Choose Solving Issues & Error Messages.
  5. Click File & Network Management.
  6. Choose Start messaging or Get a callback.


You can check out this article for more details oh how to contact our QuickBooks Support: Contact the QuickBooks Desktop Customer Support Team.


Feel free to reply to this thread if you need anything else.

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