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QuickBooks Pro 2020 3 User License

Good afternoon,

We purchased a 3 User License for QuickBooks Pro 2020 Desktop. We are having trouble getting this to work on our network. Is there a tutorial as to how to do this? 

Please help as soon as you can.

Thanks, Kevin


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QuickBooks Team

QuickBooks Pro 2020 3 User License

Hello, Kevin. 


Thank you very much for purchasing QuickBooks Desktop! I'm more than happy to help you with your network setup. 


Yes, there is! What issues did you encounter while setting up the licenses for your network? More details would definitely help. 


While waiting for your reply, we can start at the very beginning in setting up the multi-user network. I might be able to rule out the issue as we go over the steps. 


To start off, you'll want to install QuickBooks Desktop on your server and work stations (if you haven't already). After installing and activating QuickBooks, follow these steps to set up your multi-user network: 


  1. Set folder permissions
  2. Install Database Server Manager
  3. Adjust firewall and security settings
  4. Set admin rights
  5. Use Database Server Manager
  6. Turn on hosting

I'd recommend reading this article for the full details of the steps above: Set up and install a multi-user network for QuickBooks Desktop.


After setting everything up, you'll want to start creating users for your workstations. Here's how: 


  1. Go to Company, then hover your mouse on Set Up Users and Passwords
  2. Choose Set Up Users
  3. Click the Add User button.
  4. Enter their username and password, then hit Next.
  5. Follow the prompts on setting up the user's role.
  6. Click Finish after setting up. 




Your users can start logging in to their workstation with their credentials. 


If you need something done in QuickBooks Desktop, I'd recommend browsing for our articles here


I'm still looking forward to your reply regarding the issues you're having. Also, let me know if you have follow-up questions regarding QuickBooks Desktop. I'll spring into action to help you. 

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