QuickBooks is advanced and high-tech accounting software that can be used over a network connection as well. However, there are some limitations on which you can run QuickBooks. This article will provide you complete information about the networks on which you can run QuickBooks.
Note: Intuit can’t provide assistance beyond QuickBooks configuration to network other than the recommended ones.
|Network type||Brief Description|
|Local Area Networks (LAN)||Networks with minimum of 40 Mbps transfer speed (bandwidth), either a workgroup or a domain*.|
|Terminal Services||Each version of QuickBooks Desktop can run under Terminal Services. But Intuit provides troubleshooting assistance for QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise only. You can visit Intuit support website to see Intuit support limitations for QuickBooks Desktop on a Microsoft Windows Terminal Server to get additional information.|
|Cloud Hosting||Third-party companies host your file which you access over the internet.|
Including your server under a domain and your workstations in workgroup/s works but you need to set up authorization set up appropriately.
Networks That Are Not Recommended
|Network Type||Brief Description|
|Remote Area Network||Provides remote users access using analog modems or Internet Subscriber Digital Network.|
|Wide Area Network (WAN)||Workstations are not connected over long distances using telephone lines and satellite communications|
|Virtual Private Network (VPN)||Connects computers over long distances via the Internet using an encrypted tunnel.|
|File Transfer Protocol (FTP)||Copies files from one location to another. Intended to move files and not to open them.|
|Network Attached Storage (NAS)||A device connected to a network that only provides file storage for other devices on the network. These devices do not have full computer functionality which QuickBooks requires.|
|Virtual Servers/Virtual Machines||Still new to the QuickBooks environment and currently not supported.|
Technical Support For QuickBooks Desktop
Hopefully, you find this article helpful and you have a clear idea about recommended networks for QuickBooks Desktop. However, if you are having any kind of doubt or you are having issues in running QuickBooks over a network connection, you can connect with our support department by just dialing our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1800-567-0425 and get your issues resolved.