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Network/Multi-User Set Ups
QuickBooks 2010 and Later

Errors that occur while setting up or working in multi-user mode can be time-consuming to diagnose and correct. To help investigate and resolve the error, Intuit recommends downloading the Network Diagnostic Tool.


This article provides links to the instructions for installing QuickBooks and configuring your product for a multi-user or network environment.

Configure QuickBooks for a multi-user or network environment

QuickBooks 2009

Errors that occur while setting up or working in multi-user mode can be time-consuming to diagnose and correct. To help investigate and resolve the error, Intuit recommends downloading the Network Diagnostic Tool.


QuickBooks 2009 Installation Instructions

This document is for users who are in QuickBooks in an environment where company files are accessed across a network – regardless of whether those files are worked on by multiple users or a single user.

QuickBooks 2009 Network Installation Guide (PDF)

QuickBooks 2009 Frequently Asked Questions

While this document is appropriate for all users, special attention has been paid to the needs of some accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting firms, which need instructions for various implementations for their clients.

Frequently Asked Questions on QuickBooks 2009 Network Installations (PDF)

QuickBooks 2008

Errors that occur while setting up or working in multi-user mode can be time-consuming to diagnose and correct. To help investigate and resolve the error, Intuit recommends downloading the Network Diagnostic Tool.


QuickBooks 2008 Installation Instructions

This document is for users who are in QuickBooks in an environment where company files are accessed across a network – regardless of whether those files are worked on by multiple users or a single user.

QuickBooks 2008 Network Installation Guide (PDF)

QuickBooks 2008 Frequently Asked Questions

While this document is appropriate for all users, special attention has been paid to the needs of some accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting firms, which need instructions for various implementations for their clients.

Frequently Asked Questions on QuickBooks 2008 Network Installations (PDF)

QuickBooks 2007
QuickBooks 2007 Installation Instructions

This document is for users who are in QuickBooks in an environment where company files are accessed across a network – regardless of whether those files are worked on by multiple users or a single user.

QuickBooks 2007 Network Installation Guide (PDF)

QuickBooks 2007 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on QuickBooks 2007 Network Installations (PDF)

QuickBooks 2007 Technical Reference

For more technical background on configuring QuickBooks 2007 on a network, especially for IT administrators, this White Paper provides a detailed background, includes the FAQs from above, and includes a brief troubleshooting guide.

Technical White Paper: Configuring QuickBooks ® 2007 on a Network (PDF)

QuickBooks 2006
QuickBooks 2006 Installation Instructions

These documents are for users who are in QuickBooks in an environment where company files are accessed across a network – regardless of whether those files are worked on by multiple users or a single user.
Note: Enterprise users should refer to the Installation Instructions for QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 6.0 whitepaper (PDF).

QuickBooks 2006 Network Installation Guide (PDF)

QuickBooks 2006 System Requirements

QuickBooks 2006 Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to install QuickBooks on my data-only file server? (PDF)

Does QuickBooks need to be running on the data-only file server to access a company file from another computer? (PDF)

Do I need to buy a license for the data file server copy of QuickBooks? (PDF)

QuickBooks 2006 - Technical Reference

Technical White Paper: QuickBooks 2006 Network Configuration (PDF)

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