To provide other QuickBooks users with continuous access to the company file,
you must leave your computer on and remain logged in to Windows. However, you
can close QuickBooks.
Once you start hosting multi-user access, company files on this computer and
company files that you open on other computers can be opened by other users
as long as they have valid user names and passwords. To protect your company
information from unauthorized access, Intuit recommends that you set up permissions.
Will the same computer always host multi-user access?
No, the hosting computer can change for each multi-user session. The first
person to open the company file in multi-user mode will host multi-user access.
What if more than one computer is set up to host multi-user access?
More than one computer can be set up to host multi-user access. On a particular
day, the first computer to open the file in multi-user mode is the one that
is hosting multi-user access.
About setting up multi-user QuickBooks