About multi-user QuickBooks
There are two ways to set up QuickBooks to host multi-user access:
Recommended setup: For the most reliable multi-user setup, Intuit
recommends that you install QuickBooks or the QuickBooks Server on the same computer as the company
file and set up that computer to host multi-user access.
What are the steps for the recommended setup?
Does the recommended setup require an additional user license?
No additional license is required for the computer that contains the company
file, as long as the QuickBooks software on that computer is used only to host
multi-user access to the company file. Refer to your QuickBooks license agreement
for more information.
Alternate setup: If you cannot install QuickBooks or the QuickBooks Server on the same computer
as the company file, you can use one computer to host multi-user access
to company files. Click the Alternate Setup button to have QuickBooks set
up hosting for you on your computer.
What's the difference between the recommended and
Note: If you have already set up multi-user QuickBooks but you still
can't open the company file, review the troubleshooting