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How do you link computers to use the same software?

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QuickBooks Team

How do you link computers to use the same software?

Hi @hikermom12.


Thanks for reaching out to the Community about linking computers to use the same software.


I'll be happy to explain how to set that up in QuickBooks Desktop.


The first thing you'll need to do is turn on hosting. QuickBooks Desktop uses a database file manager to communicate with the company file.

Use the Recommended mode to set up your file: The Recommended multi-user set up is having the company file stored on the Host computer.

To do this:


Important: Turn on hosting only for the Host computer or where the company file is stored. If you're using a server to host your file, one computer still has to act as a Host. You must not turn on hosting for workstations.

  1. From the File menu, select Utilities.
  2. Click Host Multi-User Access.
  3. Click Yes on the confirmation window.

For more information on setting up Multi-User Access, click here.


Please keep me posted on your results with this here, the Community has you covered. Thanks again, I'll be standing by for your response.

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