I am wondering if it is possible to install Quickbooks Desktop to a network drive rather than to the C:\ drive.
The reason being, we're in an environment where we push out server images based off a master image. So users will work on a company file and certain user settings they did will not stick the next day because the server reverts back to the master image and the settings are being saved to the C:\ drive (as far as I can tell).
The company file data itself saves because it's located on a network drive.
As an example, users will see popups and select not to see the popup again and that will work for the day, but the next day the popup is back -- or they apply payroll updates and have to do so again the next day.
Thanks for sharing on-point details about your concern, @Anonymous.
The default QuickBooks company file location is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Intuit\QuickBooks\Company Files. Installing it to a network drive is likely the same as setting up multi-user network for the program.
If this is your first time to use the system, I'd first recommend checking these system requirements. This is to make sure your computer is compatible with the software.
Then, you can install it by performing the steps below:
Once done, you'll have to turn on hosting since the program uses a database file manager to communicate with the company file. Please make sure to use the Recommended mode so the company file is stored on the Host computer.
It's important that one computer has to act as a Host since you're using a server to host your file. Here's how to turn it on: