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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!

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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. 

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

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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