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Warning: 176104 QuickBooks Point of Sale is not activated on the server workstation

When attempting to open Point of Sale on a client workstation, you see the following warning: 

Warning: 176104 QuickBooks Point of Sale is not activated on the server workstation.
Why this is happening

This error can be caused by any of the following:

  • The server copy of Point of Sale has not been registered.
  • The Client copy of Point of Sale has been started prior to the Server copy of Point of Sale having been run for the first time.
  • The Intuit Entitlement Service is stopped or is not running properly.
  • The Entitlement Client data files are damaged.
  • A firewall blocking or restricting one or more Point of Sale files.
  • Your system may be experiencing network connectivity issues.
  • The Point of Sale installation is damaged.
How to fix it

Ensure that QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop is updated to the latest release before you follow the steps shown below.

KB ID# SLN41477
12/9/2016 3:12:50 PM
PPRDQSSWS403 9138 Pro 2017 e4be92