You can change an existing QuickBooks installation type from a full installation to a database server
installation or from a database server installation to a full installation. A full installation of QuickBooks
allows a user to run the QuickBooks program on their computer whereas the server installation only installs the server
To do this task
Exit all running programs, including virus
Insert the QuickBooks CD in your computer's CD-ROM
Note: If the Installation Wizard does not start automatically, click
the Windows Start button and then click Run. (In Windows Vista, go to
the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.)
Enter D:\setup.exe (where
"D" is the CD-ROM drive letter) and then click OK.
During the installation, choose the install option for Install Full QuickBooks.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Uninstall the existing full installation of QuickBooks.
During the installation, choose the install option for Install Database Server Only.
If the QuickBooks Database Server Manager opens.
Use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager utility to scan for company files:
Click the Add Folder button.
Select the folder that contains QuickBooks company files and then click OK.
Click the Add Folder button again to add additional folders.
(If you're not sure where files are stored, you can select an entire disk.)
Click the Scan button to begin the scan.
Once the scan is complete, click Close.
Once the scan is complete, the company files in the scanned folders are configured for multi-user access.
Important: All company files stored on the server must be scanned once to ensure
that they're configured properly.
Use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager