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Level 2

Server for QB Desktop

Hello, All! My company has just hired an accounting assistant. Thus far, we've only had me on QB so only one license. I know we need to purchase a second license but question about connections.


My company does not have a network or a server. Everyone else uses a cloud-based internet program so it's never been required. What do we need so that the new hire and I can both be in the QB company file simultaneously? Server requirements and such?


We are using QB Premier Plus Contractor 2020, Desktop.

Thank you!

QuickBooks Team

Server for QB Desktop

Hi @APAlison,


I'll share insight on how you can set up a multi-user network for QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT).


As the feature states above, this requires a network where all computers in question are connected. It also needs a single computer to act as the server of the company file you wish to share. 


When you're ready to proceed, see this article with this setup: Set up and install a multi-user network for QuickBooks Desktop. It's a detailed step by step guide on how you can create a multi-user network. 


If you have any other concerns, let me know by leaving a comment below. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. 

Level 14

Server for QB Desktop


Should you need to have a multiuser access for up to 3 users, you don't have to purchase a dedicated server only for this purpose. You may assign one computer as the host and build your LAN environment by cable and/or wireless connection. You may deploy a private cloud on your premise if required. 


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