There are plenty of reasons for switching from any other Accounting and Cash flow management tool or software to QuickBooks Desktop. Nothing can match the reliability and versatility of QuickBooks. It is a self-sufficient software because of the tools like QuickBooks Database Server Manager and Connection diagnostic tool. However, in this blog post, we will be only talking about the QuickBooks Database Server Manager. You can connect with us on the  QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1-888-551-1563 for any kind of genuine Intuit QuickBooks Support Services for your QuickBooks.

You will learn how to configure your QB Database Server Manager to enable multi-user access on your QuickBooks.

Note: Remember to install the QuickBooks Database Server Manager on the computer on which you have installed your QuickBooks for best performance.

How To Install QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

Installing the QuickBooks Database Server Manager on the desktop is a very simple process. Just follow the steps given below:

  • First of all, download the installer file from the official website of Intuit.
  • Go to your downloads folder and double-click on the installer file to begin QuickBooks and start the Installation Wizard.
  • Now, click on Next if your desktop has an active Internet connection and can download an update on it.
  • If it is not, choose No, click on Next.
  • Use the Task Manager to close any programs or applications that are running in the background but are not required at the moment.
  • Go through the terms of the Software License Agreement. If you agree to all the terms and conditions, choose I accept the terms in the license agreement.
  • Now, click on Next.
  • Choose Custom or Network Options.
  • Select an installation type:
  • Choose I’ll be using QuickBooks on this computer AND I’ll be storing… if you will run the QuickBooks program on this computer.
  • Choose I will NOT be using QuickBooks on this computer… if you will only store QuickBooks data on this computer.

Note: Enter the License Number if you do not want to use the QuickBooks on this computer.

  • Click on Yes, allow access.
  • Type in the License Number and Product Number.
  • Implement the instructions on your screen for completing the installation.
  • Now, when the installation is complete, you must setup the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

How To Update QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

Intuit releases regular updates for QBDBSM and you should download them periodically. It is very important to update the QBDBSM if you are installing the latest version of QuickBooks software or if a critical update is available.

  • First of all, download the patch from the official website of Intuit.
  • You do not have to download different patches for server and the workstation.
  • Restart the server once the patch installation is complete. It is a mandatory step.
  • A message will appear on your screen when the server is updated which is, “The company file needs to be updated to work with this versiosetun of QuickBooks Desktop.”
  • We highly recommend that you take a backup as these updates are going to modify the database structure.
  • Follow the instructions on your screen.
  • Now, you should be able to open the file.

How To Setup QuickBooks Database Server Manager?

You can use QBDBSM to execute the following tasks:

  • QBDBSM can scan the folders which contain the QuickBooks Company Data file.
  • Keep an eye on the local hard drives for configuring new company files automatically.

Open the QuickBooks Database Server Manager

  • First of all, go to the start menu and click on the Programs.
  • Choose QuickBooks and click on the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.

Scan Folders

Make sure to scan all the company files that are stored on the server at least once. You must check if the files are configured properly.

  • Click on the Start Menu and select Programs.
  • Click on QuickBooks and select QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Choose Scan Folders option.
  • You can select the folder in which the company file is stored or you can scan the whole disk if you do not the location of the company file.
  • Click on Scan.
  • You can check the display bar to see the progress of the process.
  • When the process is complete, the files are configured to open in the multi-user access mode.

Monitored Drives Feature

We recommend that you use this feature for keeping your QBDBSM updated when adding a new company data file.

  • Click on the Start Menu and select Programs.
  • Click on QuickBooks and select QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Choose Monitored Drives window.
  • Now, click on the drives that you want to keep an eye on to get notifications when a company file is added, removed or modified.

Updates Feature

Use this feature to download updates on the QuickBooks server and also to check the current version of the server.

  • Click on the Start Menu and select Programs.
  • Click on QuickBooks and select QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Choose Updates and follow the instructions carefully which appear on your screen.
  • Check for updates and install them.

Follow The Steps Carefully or Contact Our ProAdvisorsSystem Feature

You can use the System feature to look for system information for the pc on which you installed the database server.

  • Click on the Start Menu and select Programs.
  • Click on QuickBooks and select QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Choose System and manually review all data available for the database server.

Support Services For QuickBooks Database Server Manager

If you have any question or are facing any issue while installing or updating QuickBooks Database Server Manager, feel free to contact the QuickBooks ProAdvisors of supportforerror. Call on the toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1888-551-1563 and let us take care of the issue. We provide instant resolution for all errors and issue. We have complete confidence in our services because of that we provide 100% refund policy to all our users. So if you are not happy with our resolution time or the services, you can just get your money back and no questions will be asked.

Also Read : How To Restart The QuickBooks Database Server Manager