Problem with multi-user hosting setupIn our case, the files are being hosted on the client's Small Business Server 2003 Premium box.
You are trying to work with a company file that is located on another computer, but that computer needs additional installation and setup. (H505)
So, we need to run the QB setup disk on the server itself. Once we start the setup, accept the licensing agreement, we are greeted with:
Once the install has completed, we end up with a couple of new services on the server and an icon in the tray:
Install QuickBooks Server 2008
Note the Simply Accounting 2008 server service is also running on this particular box.
QuickBooks Services Icon - Far Left
Keep in mind for busy accounting offices whose SBS box is nearing its performance limits, these two server services may push the box over the edge when a number of company files are open at the same time.
We did run through the "Alternate Setup" process to configure the workstation as a host for the file and it seems to work okay. Users on a simply Internet Router setup may have issues with name resolution or changing IPs, but it will work. Note that any third party firewall software may interfere with connectivity too.
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