Configure Firewall Ports While Setting Up Multi-Users in QuickBooks

Here Is how you can configure firewall & Internet Security while setting up multi users in QuickBooks

While using QuickBooks Desktop in a multi-user environment, users often face difficulty related to firewall issues. If the firewall is not updated, it will block Internet access required for specific QuickBooks programs or files. Thus, to use multi-user QuickBooks setup, the user has to configure the Firewall in the desktop.

Configure Firewall - Screenshot

While updating the system firewall to its latest version, there are chances that you may fix this issue or may be required to configure your firewall software. If you are in such a situation, then this article might help you in that case. Thus, read this article carefully till the end.

You can also take QuickBooks support from our Intuit certified ProAdvisors. Simply ring up at our toll-free number i.e. +1-866-707-7925 and our team of experts and certified professionals will help you carry out the procedure smoothly.

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How to Configure Firewall and Antivirus setting?

There are a few solutions that can fix the issues related to QuickBooks firewall ports:

Step 1: Configure exceptions and ports manually

You have to manually configure exceptions for QuickBooks firewall ports by following the below steps.

  • Choose Windows Firewall from the ‘Firewall application‘.
  • On the right pane, select ‘Advanced Settings‘.
  • Right-click ‘Inbound Rules‘ and choose ‘New Rule‘.
Windows Firewall - Create a New Rule
  • Click on ‘Port‘ and select ‘Next‘.
Configure Firewall to communicate with QuickBooks - Screenshot
  • Ensure that ‘TCP‘ is selected. Enter the ‘Specific ports‘ required for your QuickBooks year version and choose ‘Next‘.
  • Add each year’s ports in the format while using multiple year versions of QuickBooks Desktop.
    • In the case of QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
    • The ports for QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
    • Required for QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
    • For QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367
  • Click ‘Next‘ and select ‘Allow the Connection‘.
  • Check-mark all the profiles and then select ‘Next‘.
  • Give the rule a name, for example, ‘QBPorts‘. Click ‘Finish‘ when done.
  • Repeat the above steps for the ‘Outbound Rules‘.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop again in ‘Multi-user mode‘ or over your network and check if the issue has been resolved.

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Step 2: Configure firewall ports automatically

QuickBooks file doctor is a very useful tool to automatically configure Windows firewall. You can use this software to configure firewall ports automatically.

Step 3: Configure Antivirus and Windows Firewall:

Add an exclusion in Windows Defender or installed Antivirus program.

  • Open ‘Windows Defender Security Center‘.
  • Open ‘Virus and Threat Protection‘ Settings.
  • Click on ‘Add an Exclusion‘. Select ‘Folder‘.
  • Add ‘Intuit Folder‘ in C drive as exclusion.
  • Select ‘OK‘ button.

Step 4: Configure Antivirus/Firewall Programs

Due to the vast number of firewall programs available and their ever-changing versions, it would be tough for us to provide you with additional configuration steps. Rather, you can contact your technician or your software’s documentation or the software publisher’s website for support. You can also contact our certified technicians.

Add the following ports to your 3rd party Antivirus/Firewall:

You need to check and verify that the TCP is selected and for your QuickBooks year version: (On the installation of QuickBooks. In addition you will need to add each year’s ports as well in this format: 8019, +++++, +++++, +++++,+++++).

QuickBooks Desktop 2020: 8019, XXXXX.
QuickBooks Desktop 2019: 8019, XXXXX.
QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
QB Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367

Add the following executable to your 3rd party Antivirus/Firewall:

Note: If you see Program Files (x86), go there as that means you are on a 64-bit Operating system.

      Executable files     Location
AutoBackupExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
Dbmlsync.exe C:\program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
DBManagerExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileManagement.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileMovementExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QuickBooksMessaging.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QuickBooksMessageing.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBW32.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBDMgrN.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBGDSPlugin.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\YOUR QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBSeverUtilityMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS
QBCFMoniterService.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS
QBLaunch.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS
QBUpdate.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS\QBUpdate
IntuitSyncManager.exe C:\Program Files\Common files\Intuit\Sync
OnlineBackup.exe C:\Program Files\QuickBooks Online Backup

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Steps to create firewall exceptions for each file on the table.

  • First of all, the user needs to open the ‘Windows start menu‘.
  • Then, the user needs to type ‘Windows firewall‘ into the search and open windows firewall.
  • The next step is to select ‘advanced settings’.
  • Followed by right clicking the ‘inbound rules‘, along with selecting the ‘New Rule‘.
  • Now, the user needs to click on the ‘program‘ and ‘next‘ options respectively.
  • After that, select ‘This program path‘ and then ‘browse‘.
  • Moving ahead, the user needs to find and select one of the executable files on the chart above, followed by selecting ‘next‘.
  • Opt for ‘allow the connection‘ and then hit ‘next‘.
  • The user should ensure all profiles are marked, if asked. Then click on ‘Next‘.
  • The last step is to create a rule and name it.

The user can carry out the above steps for outbound rules also.

Add QuickBooks ports exception on your Antivirus or Firewall

If you still see errors or have problems opening your file over a network or in Multi-user mode, add port exceptions for these specific Executable files Location:

AutoBackupExe.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARDbmlsync.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARDBManagerExe.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARFileManagement.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARFileMovementExe.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARQuickBooksMessaging.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARQBW32.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARQBDBMgrN.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARQBGDSPlugin.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEARQBServerUtilityMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooksQBCFMonitorService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooksQBLaunch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooksQBUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdateIntuitSyncManager.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\SyncOnlineBackup.exeC:\Program Files\QuickBooks Online Backup

Step 1: Ensure that the TCP is selected and you need to enter the ports for your QuickBooks version (year).

Step 2: You have the port numbers to Configure firewall manually.

Important: Remember that if you have multiple versions (years) of QuickBooks Desktop, you need to add each year’s ports.

Author’s words!

We hope that the above-provided solutions enable you to configure a firewall port. However, In any case the error persists you can contact our QuickBooks Enterprise support team at +1-866-707-7925 and we will be glad to offer Quick and accurate solutions.


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