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176102: Could not locate a valid installation

When attempting to open Point of Sale or when attempting to receive a mailbag in Point of Sale Multi-Store, the following message is returned:

Error 176102: QuickBooks Point of Sale could not locate a valid installation on this machine
Why this is happening
  • The system requirements are not met.
  • The user logged in to Windows does not have permission to allow Point of Sale to access the necessary files.
  • The Windows security is too high.
  • The entitlements folder is damaged.
  • A missing or damaged Microsoft .NET Framework configuration application.
How to fix it

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Note : Before following any of the steps, ensure that your computer meets the system requirements.


KB ID# SLN40037
12/10/2017 10:00:15 PM
PPRDQSSWS900 9142 Pro 2018 b38237