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Change a QuickBooks installation type

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 components.

Change from a database server installation to a full installation

To do this task

  1. Exit all running programs, including virus protection programs.

  2. Insert the QuickBooks CD in your computer's CD-ROM drive.

    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.

  3. During the installation, choose the install option for Install Full QuickBooks.

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Change from a full installation to a database server installation

To do this task

  1. Uninstall the existing full installation of QuickBooks.

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  1. Insert the QuickBooks CD in your computer's CD-ROM drive.

    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.

  2. During the installation, choose the install option for Install Database Server Only.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

  4. If the QuickBooks Database Server Manager opens.

    Use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager utility to scan for company files:

    1. Click the Add Folder button.

    2. 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.)

    3. Click the Scan button to begin the scan.

    4. 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.

See also

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