QuickBooks Database Server Manager: Download & Install


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If you use QuickBooks, You might know about the Quickbooks database server manager. It has been designed by Intuit to enable its users to manage different applications for different users. If like many other Quickbooks users you also have a problem in setting up or configuring this Quickbooks server manager, this article is for you. We have explained different steps and the full method to set up and configure the QuickBooks server manager. Refer our article to know simple steps to update the Quickbooks.

Insight to the Quickbooks Database Server Manager

It is very important to have Quickbooks database server manager on your system if you want to use more than one version of the Quickbooks desktop software. The most important work of this server manager is to create a network data file that you can see with a.ND extension. It makes the network file of every file available file be it the company file or the host file. You will be required to download this QuickBooks server manager with every version of QuickBooks if you are using more than one version. In the next sections of this article, we are providing you with all the steps that you need to follow to download, set up, and configure the Quickbooks server manager. In case you want to know how to download and set up the QuickBooks enterprise version, your can refer our article.

Steps to Download Quickbooks Database Server Manager

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  • The first step is to go to the Quickbooks installer and find the installation wizard and open it.
  • Once you have done that, you are required to have an internet connection on your system. Connect to it.
  • In the next prompt, you will get an agreement on terms and conditions. Read them properly and choose the agree with option.
  • In the next prompt select the custom and network option.
  • Next, you will be asked how you want to install, choose according to you.
  • Wait till it is getting installed on your system. If they ask you for the license number, fill it.
  • Select the yes option to allow them to access.
  • Once this is done, you will be given further instructions by the software on your screen. Follow them and wait till it completes.

Steps to scan your file using the Database Server Manager

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  • The first step is to start the Quickbooks server manager. 
  • When it is opened, you will see a scan button. Click on that button.
  • If you are unaware of the actual location of your desired file, you can let the server manager scan the full drive.
  • For this, choose your local drive and again tap on the scan button.

Steps to update your Quickbooks Database Server Manager

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  • If you want to update your Quickbooks database server manager, you will be required to go to the official site and download the latest version of this tool.
  • Once you have downloaded it, restart your server.
  • When the installation will be completed, there will be a message displayed on the screen.
  • You will be needed to create a back up of all your files.
  • After that, you will be required to follow the further instructions that you will see on your screen.
  • Once completed, you can restart your system and open the software again.

Steps to configure the Quickbooks Database Server Manager


  • The first thing that you have to do is to look for the Quickbooks server manager’s service in your system. You can find this by taping on your start button and then in the search bar type services.
  • When you found it and click on it, a prompt will open up with several tabs. Click on the service status tab.
  • You will see a dropdown menu named startup type, choose automatic from the options.
  • After that go to the tab named logon, you will have to click on the local system account.
  • Lastly, go to the recovery tab, and select the restart service option.
  • Once, this is all done, you will be required to restart your Quickbooks server manager.

This is it! It was all about the QuickBooks database server manager. We hope this article provided you with enough information and was useful to you. If you get stuck at any point mentioned in the article, we will be happy to help you with the same. You just need to call our executives and they will guide you the best to their knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the Quickbooks database server manager in my system?

If you are not able to find the Quickbooks database server manager in your system, you can go to your start button and click on it. Click on the all programs option. Find the database manager there. And further to find your files, you will be needed to perform a scan whose steps have been mentioned in one of the sections of this article.

Can I use Quickbooks simultaneously on 2 systems?

Yes, you can use your Quickbooks on 2 systems. In case you have selected a one user plan then you can use the software on two systems total but it is required that both the systems should belong to you only. like this, you can use one at home and another at your workplace.