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Update the QuickBooks Server manually

Updates to the QuickBooks Server can be downloaded from the Internet. Because the QuickBooks Server is not a full QuickBooks application, updates must be downloaded and installed manually.

You can either download the update file on the server or you can download the update file using another computer. If you use another computer, you copy (or save) the update file to the server and then complete the installation steps on the server itself.

Important: Only users with Windows Administrator permissions can install updates.

The installation steps are done on the server. You can print this topic for reference by clicking the print icon in the top right corner.

To do this task

  1. Use the following link to access QuickBooks Server updates:
    Go onlinehttp://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/ProductUpdates.aspx.

  2. Click Download the update file to your computer.

  3. In the File Download window, click Save.

  4. In the Save As window, choose the location to save the update file:

    • If you are using the server, save the update file to a location on the server that you can easily find again.

    • If you are using another computer to download the update file and want to save the update file directly to the server, browse in the Save As window to a location on the server to be updated. Make a note of the location you choose.

    • If you are using another computer to download the update file and want to manually copy the update file to the server, save the file to a location on that computer that you can easily find again.

  5. Once the update file has been downloaded:

    • If you saved the update file to the server, proceed to step 6.

    • If you saved the update file to a different computer (not the server), copy the file to the server computer.

  6. Ask all users to close QuickBooks.

  7. On the server computer, right-click the QB Database Server Manager icon located in the system tray and then click Exit QuickBooks Database Server Manager. Click Yes when you're asked to confirm that you want to exit.

  8. Double-click the update file.

  9. In the QuickBooks Update Utility window, click the drop-down arrow and then click the server version of QuickBooks you're updating.

  10. Click Install to start the update installation.

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