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Quickbooks 2009 Multi-user problem

by jakiehung123 / March 1, 2011 4:15 AM PST

I work for a company that uses Quickbooks 2009 Multi-user on only two computers. The problem is the non-host of company file does not receive the updated file changes from the host computer. Both computers are set to Multi-user

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Re: Quickbooks
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 4:24 AM PST

How do you mean "receive" and "host computer"? There's only one file and that's not received, that's used by both clients. tells the details. I only quote:

"QuickBooks is a multi-user program, as opposed to a "true" network program. Network programs are typically installed on a single server or workstation, and then accessed from that installation by multiple users simultaneously. In contrast, every QuickBooks user on the network must have a separate, licensed copy of QuickBooks installed on their local workstations.
However, while the QuickBooks program must be installed on each workstation, the company data file can be stored on a single server or workstation and accessed by multiple users. QuickBooks allows up to five users (15 users for QuickBooks Enterprise) simultaneous access to the data file across the network."

Are you sure you configured it correctly?


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Re: Quickbooks
by jakiehung123 / March 1, 2011 12:05 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Quickbooks

Yes that is what I mean. Sorry. This has been working fine for a year now. Did not have a problem until 3/1/2011.

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(NT) Time to call their support.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 5, 2011 3:45 AM PST
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figured it out.
by jakiehung123 / April 12, 2011 12:20 AM PDT

You have to be logged on as an administrator for it to work. I had the person on the other computer logged as a limited user so they could not see the updates.

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