QuickBooks Database Server Manager not working

The abridged form of QuickBooks Database Server Manager not working is QBDBMgrN Not Running on This Computer. This specific technical error refers to the incapability of QuickBooks to work in multi-user mode. Whenever users try to switch to multi-user mode, they receive this error message.

Intuit, the parent company of QuickBooks, has launched the QuickBooks Database Server Manager for multiple users to work efficiently in the company file. While updating QuickBooks Desktop, users might face this technical error. In case, if you are trying to update your QuickBooks but your Windows is outdated then the firewall will block internet access. Likewise, users who are trying to repair company files can also face this error message.

Its repercussions can be very annoying as the users might encounter various other issues.

The bad repercussions are below-mentioned: –

  1. QB users are not able to access the QB company file.
  2. QB users will encounter a failure while updating the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  3. QB users will not be able to connect to the internet.
  4. QB users will be facing issues in their QuickBooks network (.ND) file.
  5. QB users will not be able to work in a multi-user mode.

Major Factors Responsible for QBDBMgrN Not Running on This Computer Server

In the below-mentioned points, we will be discussing the major factors responsible for QBDBMgrN Not Running on the Computer Server.

  1. The firewall might be having an improper configuration, or it might be blocking QuickBooks.
  2. There can be any issues related to the network file.
  3. The Database Server Manager might be outdated.
  4. The QB Database Server Manager might be incorrectly installed.
  5. QB users are not having the latest Windows updates.
  6. The internet connection of your system might be defective.
  7. There can be any type of technical issue or a glitch with your system.

Major Fixes for Resolving QBDBMgrN Not Running Error 

Before proceeding further with fixes, you should log out of QuickBooks, reboot your system, and then start QuickBooks again.

If these procedures fail to work then you should follow the below-mentioned fixes.

  1. Properly Installing the Current Security Updates

When you are facing this error then this has to be the first step. You are supposed to follow the below-mentioned points to install firewall updates.

  1. First of all, you should open the ‘Run’ box, and then input ‘Control Panel’ on it.
  2. Now, you should hit the enter key and then tap ‘System and Security.’
  3. Next, you should choose ‘Windows firewall.’
  4. Thereafter, under the ‘Update your firewall’ settings, you should tap ‘Check for updates.’
  5. In case, if there are pending updates then you should tap the button, ‘Update now.’
  6. Now, you are supposed to wait patiently till the updates get properly installed.
  7. Lastly, you are supposed to restart your system and then access QuickBooks.
  • Properly Remove the QuickBooks Database Server Manager service from the firewall.

There are many QB users who have properly removed QB Database Server Manager from the firewall to resolve this issue. We will discuss the effective steps to remove the service and then fix the QBDBMgrN not running error.

  1. To begin, you should open the Run box.
  2. Now, you should use it to access the Windows firewall.
  3. Next, you should select ‘OK.’ And then double-click ‘Programs.’
  4. In the next step, you should find the ‘Advanced Settings.’ And then navigate to ‘Inbound Rules.
  5. Thereafter, you should scroll through the drop-down menu till you notice the ‘New Rule’ option.
  6. Now, you should choose ‘Next.’ and then rap the ‘Programs’ path.
  7. Next, you are supposed to exclude the QBDBMgrN.exe file.
  8. Subsequently, this file will be saved in the QuickBooks download folder.
  9. In the next step, you should select the file location and then click ‘Next.’
  10. Next, you should tap ‘Allow the connection.’ And then choose ‘Continue.’
  11. You are advised to give permission to the connection.
  12. Now, you should select ‘Next.’
  13. Next, you are supposed to name your rule and then press ‘Finish.’
  14. Finally, you should reboot your system.
  • Performing when QuickBooks is installed on the host or server

It is one of the situations where QBDBMgrN not running on server error occurs.

For fixing it suitably, you are supposed to launch QuickBooks on the server or host and then follow the below-mentioned points: –

  1. To begin, in the ‘File’ menu, you should tap open, and then click ‘Open or Restore Company.’
  2. Next, you should tap ‘Open a company file.’
  3. Now, you should click ‘Next.’
  4. Thereafter, you should locate your company file, and then choose it.
  5. In the next step, you should choose the ‘Open File’ option in the multi-user mode, and then select ‘Open.’
  6. Now, you should sign in to your company file with your credentials.
  7. Finally, you should Tap ‘File’ and then log off to close the file on the server.

4. Fixing this error when the QuickBooks Database Server Manager is on the server/host

Whenever the QuickBooks Database Server Manager is installed on the server and you encounter this error, then you should follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. First of all, you should navigate to the Control Panel
  2. Next, you should double-tap ‘Administrative tools.’
  3. Now, you should double-click ‘Services.’
  4. Thereafter, you should right-tap on the correct data manager.
  5. Subsequently, you will view three options: QuickBooksDB28, QuickBooksDB27, and QuickBooksDB26.

5.Repairing your QuickBooks program perfectly

If there are any issues in the QuickBooks program then it will cause the Database Server Manager to not work. Therefore, it’s advisable to repair the program and then restart your system.

  1. First of all, you should make a backup of your company file.
  2. Now, you should go to the ‘Control Panel.’
  3. Next, you are supposed to choose ‘Programs and Features’ and then ‘Uninstall a program.’
  4. Subsequently, in the list that is displayed, you should launch QuickBooks and then select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ tab.
  5. Now, you should choose ‘Continue’ and then tap the ‘Next’ button.
  6. Next, you should tap ‘Repair’ and then choose ‘Next.’
  7. After the successful repair, you should choose ‘Finish.’
  8. Finally, you are advised to restart your computer.
  • Employing the clean install tool

If you perfectly conduct a clean installation of QuickBooks then you can resolve the QBDBMgrN not running on this computer issue. It will help in fixing all the problems in the QuickBooks folders. Consequently, you will be able to access it in multi-user mode.

  1. First of all, you should open the ‘Run‘ box and then input the ‘control panel.’
  2. Now, you should hit ‘OK,’ and then head to ‘Programs and Features’ in the control panel.
  3. Next, you should locate the QuickBooks program, and then tap the ‘Uninstall’ option.
  4. You are advised to follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall QuickBooks.
  5. Thereafter, you are advised to download the QuickBooks clean install tool.
  6. Next, you should access your QBDBMGRN.exe file and then carry out the prompts on your screen.
  7. Now, you should choose your QuickBooks Desktop version and then choose ‘Continue.’
  8. Next, you should tap the folder and then choose ‘Hidden files.’
  9. Now, you should change the name of the folder.
  10. Finally, you should bring the name of the old folders at the end of the folder name to recognize the folders.

If you face the ‘Access Denied” error then you should follow the below-mentioned steps: –

  1. First of all, you should launch the Windows task manager and then tap the ‘Processes’ button.
  2. Now, you should move your mouse cursor on the image column header.
  3. Next, you are supposed to locate the appropriate processes. These comprise QBCFMoniterService.exe, QBDBMgr.exe, Qbw32.exe, and QBDBMgrN.exe.
  4. Lastly, you should press the enter key.
  5. Now, you should click ‘Yes’ on any other message prompt.
  6. To conclude, you should install QuickBooks again

7. Properly Relaunching QuickBooks Database Server Manager service

You are advised to follow the below-mentioned steps to restart the QuickBooks Database Server Manager service.

  1. To begin, in the Run dialog box, you should enter ‘services.msc.’
  2. Now, you should press ‘OK’ and then locate the QuickBooks Database Server Manager service.
  3. Next, you should choose the QuickBooks file and right-tap it.
  4. Thereafter, you should select ‘Reboot’ from ‘Other Options.’
  5. In the next step, you should open QuickBooks again after exiting it.
  6. Finally, you are supposed to confirm the backup.

Conclusion

In this blog, we have broadly discussed the effective fixes for “QuickBooks Database Server Manager not working” errors, which will help you in carrying out accounting tasks efficiently. For any technical support or help, you can contact our QuickBooks Technical Support Team.

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