Category: QuickBooks

QuickBooks Desktop Install Diagnostic Tool
article #1023, updated 40 days ago

This is a tool from QuickBooks, new to me, which can fix a lot of different Windows library and other issues, to be used sometimes when QuickBooks fails to install.

https://community.intuit.com/articles/1019962-fix-common-installation-errors-using-the-qbinstall-tool

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Automatic upgrades to Office 2016
article #926, updated 384 days ago

Reportedly in February 2016, Microsoft began to automatically upgrade all Office 365 customers to version 2016. One has to search for the words “February” and “automatic” in the page below to see it:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3097292

Among many others, this can cause major problems for users of QuickBooks of all versions before 2016; all integration with Excel fails, and we can expect other problems (e.g., Outlook integration) as well. There is no easy revert procedure, we just have this:

https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/409681

There is a method to prevent the upgrade via Group Policy:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3097292

Categories:   Office 365   QuickBooks

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QuickBooks Updates
article #923, updated 394 days ago

Here is a great web site for these:

http://www.qtools.com/qbupdates.htm

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QuickBooks database service won't start
article #908, updated 441 days ago

You may see error “-6175, 0”; connectivity or security errors may pop up; but definitively you will notice that the “Quickbooks database service” will not start.

The solution given by a QuickBooks tech just now, is to change the user under which the database service runs, from the special QuickBooksDBxx service user, to the Local System. I asked if there was any reason not to do this under any circumstances, and he said there is not. This seems to make QuickBooks as a whole run better. It is needful to give “SYSTEM” full rights to any folder containing QuickBooks files.

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Download QuickBooks Installers
article #806, updated 461 days ago

Right here:

https://community.intuit.com/articles/1200542-download-quickbooks-products

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QuickBooks and Click-To-Run Outlook
article #833, updated 491 days ago

To get QuickBooks to send email via MAPI to the Click-To-Run version of Outlook (2013, 2016, 365), we consult the amazing Jared Dexter, who found the following.

1) In the Win.ini file add the following section:

[MAIL]
MAPI=1
MAPIX=1

2) Open the Registry Editor and add these keys and values. Some or all most likely won’t already be there:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MAIL]
MAPI=1
MAPIX=1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Messaging Subsystem]
MAPI=1
MAPIX=1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MAIL]
MAPI=1
MAPIX=1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Messaging Subsystem]
MAPI=1
MAPIX=1

Open QuickBooks, Outlook should now be an option. This has been seen to work in Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Office 2013 Home & Business 32-bit and Office 2016 via 365, with QuickBooks Enterprise 14 and 15.

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Windows Networking for Quickbooks
article #609, updated 597 days ago

This article has been rewritten here:

http://notes.ponderworthy.com/windows-firewall-for-quickbooks

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Update QuickBooks Manually
article #813, updated 690 days ago

Manual updates for all versions are available:

http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/ProductUpdates.aspx

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Something to Check in QuickBooks
article #811, updated 697 days ago

Sometimes, when QuickBooks installs its server piece, the service account (QBDataServiceUserXX) is set up as a Standard user. Set it as an Administrator to fix lots of things. This is done in the User Accounts area in Control Panel. It can take a while to make the change.

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QuickBooks via UNC not by mapped drive!
article #788, updated 739 days ago

Was just informed and shown this by a QB technician. QuickBooks will be faster if its data file is loaded via UNC — \\SERVER\SHARE\folder — rather than mapped drive. This is also one recommended way to eliminate multi-user mode errors.

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