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CFM Motorsports
Level 1

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

Looking at switching to Quickbooks Desktop, but we need to be able to access it from three computers. Sometimes we will be on all three at the same time.  What do I need to get this going? We don't have a network set up because we all just connect wirelessly. 

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MarshallA
Intuit

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

Hello,

 

If all 3 will be accessing the same data file at the same time you will need:

 

3 separate licenses for whichever version of QB Desktop you go with. Pro, Premier, or Enterprise

 

You will also need to be networked somehow or go with a hosting solution for the company data file as it needs to be in a location that all 3 computers have access to at the same time.

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MarshallA
Intuit

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

Hello,

 

If all 3 will be accessing the same data file at the same time you will need:

 

3 separate licenses for whichever version of QB Desktop you go with. Pro, Premier, or Enterprise

 

You will also need to be networked somehow or go with a hosting solution for the company data file as it needs to be in a location that all 3 computers have access to at the same time.

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Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

@CFM Motorsports 

You may setup a wireless LAN at your premise. If one of the user is using a PC, you may assign it as the host. You don't need to prepare a dedicated server.  But if all of your users are using a notebook and you don't need to self manage a dedicated server, consider a QB cloud hosting instead.

http://www.apps4rent.com/#a_aid=quickbooks

 

CFM Motorsports
Level 1

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

Thank you so much! 

CFM Motorsports
Level 1

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

Any tips on creating a wireless LAN? I thought I had it set up correctly but it isn't working. Avast Antivirus was blocking it, so I tried doing the exceptions to allow QB it still didn't work so I uninstalled and now I can't connect to the host computer. 

MaryJoyD
QuickBooks Team

What do I need to have the same Quickbooks Desktop on three computers.

I can help in setting up a multi-user network for QuickBooks Desktop, @CFM Motorsports

 

Make sure QuickBooks has general permissions, so it's not blocked with Avast Antivirus. You can check with them on how to set up these permissions. Here's more information: Set up firewall and security settings for QuickBooks Desktop

 

I'd also suggest downloading the QuickBooks File Doctor. It will let you open your ports automatically. It'll also help in resolving company file issues in QuickBooks Desktop. See this article for more information: Fix company file and network issues with QuickBooks File Doctor

 

When setting up a multi-user network for QuickBooks Desktop, you'll have to set folder permissions, install Database Server Manager, set admin rights, use Database Server Manager, and turn on hosting. You can check this article for detailed guidance: Set up firewall and security settings for QuickBooks Desktop

 

I'm always here if you have additional concerns in setting up your computers on your network. Take care and have a great rest of the day!

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