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vickykhan
Level 2

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

Dear All Forum members,

I am completely new to quickbooks. I have some questions regarding quick book 2019 desktop  installation and setup. just for information our office already using quickbooks 2016 desktop version.Recently we acquired quickbook 2019 desktop version , I want to install it on a centralized server from where the users can access the company file and all the data will also be stored on this server as well.


So I installed the quickbook 2019 database server manager on the centralized  server and also i imported the company file i.e. .QWB from the old setup.

Now what will be the next steps, my main goal is that the users should access the data from the centralized server.

thanks in advance for the help.

 

 

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Best answer April 21, 2019

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john-pero
Community Champion

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

Next step will be to buy an additional license for each client workstation and install QB2019 on each workstation as client. If your server does not have QB2019 installed you will have to designate one as the admin. Once all are set up you can turn on multi-user in the main database. 

 

All you need is here> https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Help-Articles/Set-up-multi-user-network/m-p/203684

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john-pero
Community Champion

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

Next step will be to buy an additional license for each client workstation and install QB2019 on each workstation as client. If your server does not have QB2019 installed you will have to designate one as the admin. Once all are set up you can turn on multi-user in the main database. 

 

All you need is here> https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Help-Articles/Set-up-multi-user-network/m-p/203684

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vickykhan
Level 2

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

thanks for your reply, we already have licenses for 10 users. 

Now i have to install quickbook 2019 desktop on each user computer?If yes then which option i have to select during the installation i.e. 

  • Option 1: Express:  OR
  • Option 2: Custom and Network Options: under custom installation there are further three options i.e. Select where you will be using QuickBooks.
    • Option 1: I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer.
    • Option 2: I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer, and I'll be storing our company file here so it can be shared over our network.
    • Option 3: I won't be using QuickBooks on this computer. I will be storing our company file on this computer so it can be shared over a network. (this option i selected to install it on the server)
john-pero
Community Champion

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

Not Express. Option 2. Network and advanced. Option 1 using quickbooks on this computer.

 

Each client has to have the program installed but will access the data from the server.

 

As you probably realize the server need only contain the database manager and the database.

 

vickykhan
Level 2

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

what i have read and understand so far from the documentation, the server will contain a network share folder where the company file will be stores and it will be accessed through network by the users.

So what is the purpose of the DatabaseServer Manager  installed on the server?

Kristine Mae
QuickBooks Team

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

I can provide the purpose of the QuickBooks Database Server Manager, Vickykhan.

 

This tool should be installed and set up on the computer where the company files are stored. It will help meet the recommended QuickBooks requirements for optimum file performance on the network.

 

For more information, I've got you an article: Install, update, and set up the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

 

If you have other concerns, you can always get back to this thread. 

john-pero
Community Champion

some basic Questions about installation of Quick Books 2019

The database server manager is like the bouncer at the club. You have to get past him to get a drink even though you can see the bar through the windows.

 

Or it is the door into the house. Something has to manage who gets access 

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