Sharing updates does not apply to the QuickBooks Server. For information about updating the QuickBooks Server, see update the QuickBooks Server.
To share QuickBooks updates in a multi-user environment, users must have
access to the same directory in which updates are downloaded. Before performing
the update, make sure that you have done the following:
Ensure that your computer is properly networked. Refer to your networking
software documentation for instructions.
Configure each computer to share files across the network. Refer to Windows
onscreen help or documentation on sharing files.
All users must complete the following steps to enable the sharing of
Open the shared data file (usually a company file).
Go to the Help menu and click Update QuickBooks. The Update QuickBooks window opens.
Click the Options tab.
For the Shared Download option, click Yes.
Once all users have completed these steps, they can update their copies of
QuickBooks with the downloaded information.
Note: When the Share Download option is enabled, QuickBooks downloads
updates to the location in which the shared company data file resides.
When the option is disabled, QuickBooks downloads updates to a location relative to the directory
or folder where your copy of QuickBooks is installed.
Update QuickBooks automatically