QuickBooks offers an installation option designed specifically for dedicated file servers.
This installation does not install the QuickBooks application.
Note: Installing the QuickBooks Database Server does not require a user license.
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.)
Type D:\setup.exe (where
"D" is the CD-ROM drive letter) and then click OK.
During the installation, click the install options for More Than One User and then Install Database Server Only.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the server installation.
At the end of the server installation, the QuickBooks Database Server Manager will open.
Use this utility to scan the server for company files:
Indicate which folders contain QuickBooks company files.
If you're not sure where files are stored, you can choose to scan entire disks.
Click the Scan button to begin the scan.
The display bar indicates which folders are being scanned.
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
Change a QuickBooks installation type