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Determine the release of the QuickBooks Desktop Server-Only installation

This article describes the steps to determine which update is currently installed to a server-only installation of QuickBooks Desktop.

Detailed instructions
  • The QuickBooks Database Server Manager only shows information from the latest installation of QuickBooks Desktop if multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop are installed.
  • The version number of the QuickBooks Database Server Manager may not change when you apply an update to a server-only installation, . Some maintenance releases do not update the Database Manager.
  • You may need to restart the hosting computer to complete the update and see an updated version number.

Determine the version number in the QuickBooks Database Server Manager window

  1. Click the Microsoft Windows Start button and select All Programs.
  2. Select QuickBooks, and then select QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  3. Click the Updates tab.
  4. Compare this version to the latest available maintenance release on the support website on the Product Updates page:
    1. Select the correct version of QuickBooks Desktop to be updated.
    2. The latest release number is to left of the blue Updates button.
  5. If you are not up to date, go to Product Updates to download the appropriate update:
    1. Select the correct version of QuickBooks Desktop to be updated.
    2. Click Manual Download.
    3. Click the qbwebpatch.exe file.
    4. Follow the step for your operating system:
      • Microsoft Windows 10, 8,  7 or Vista: Click Save, and if only the word Folders appears with an arrow, click the arrow to expand the folder, and save the file to the same shared folder as the QuickBooks Desktop company file.

If the computer hosting the file(s) has multiple or a single installation of the QuickBooks Database Server Manager, it is necessary to update to the latest release when one becomes available. If you have multiple versions running, you will need to install the manual patch for each version on the computer.

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