When you need to perform data file operations, you need to do them on the same computer where the data file is stored. These operations must be done by the QuickBooks Administrator in single user mode. Data file operations include:
It is important to perform these file operations on the same computer where the date is stored. Doing so prevents damaging the company files due to unstable network connections and other factors affecting network performance.
Many networks are set up with QuickBooks installed on all of the workstations, but only the QuickBooks Data Manager is installed on the server. If this is how your network is set up, you have two options:
Install the full program on your server
Copy your data file to a workstation