QuickBooks is the leading accounting software crafted to make accounting and bookkeeping easier. However, when working on the software, many users have been facing obstructions in the shape of several errors and technical issues. One such error that you could possibly stump to is the “QBDBMGRN not running on this computer error” when using QuickBooks in multi-user mode. In this post, we are going to discuss the causes behind the QBDBMGRN error and how we can resolve this same error.

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Below we have listed a few technical steps to resolve the QBDBMgrN not running on this computer error. However, you can contact to our technical support team to resolve the problem. This can save your valuable time and efforts while ensuring that the error gets rectified at the earliest possible time.

Causes Behind QBDBMGRN not Running on This Computer Problem Issue

One of the major reasons that incite the qbdbmgrn not running on this computer problem is because your firewall is preventing the connection of QuickBooks desktop to the server of Intuit. In such a situation, it is recommended to update your firewall, followed by configuring exceptions and ports to overcome the issue. In QuickBooks, QBdbmgrn.exe is a utility for multi-user access. The QuickBooks Database manager program takes the care of networking the data file on the host computer. So, any issues with it can lead to some serious repercussions. Let us jump into the possible causes behind this error. these include:

  • The configuration of the firewall is incomplete or incorrect
  • Your QuickBooks Database server manager (QBDBSM) is not updated
  • There is QuickBooks Network file (.ND files) problems
  • There is an Incorrect installation of the database server manager
  • 3rd party firewall software is blocking your QuickBooks to access
  • Your internet is creating problems

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Efficacious Methods for Troubleshooting the QBDBMgrN not Running on This Computer Error

There are several methods that can assist you in resolving the QBDBMgrN not running on this computer problem. these methods include the following:

Method 1: Reboot your Computer System

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  • Log off from your QuickBooks account.
  • Close ‘QuickBooks Desktop‘.
  • Shut down your ‘QuickBooks account‘.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Open QuickBooks and then try to login to your account.

Method 2: Updating your Windows Firewall can Fix the Issue

  • First of all, you need to tap on the ‘Windows + R keys’, on your keyboard. this will bring up the Run Window.
  • After that, once the ‘Run‘ window shows up, type ‘Control panel‘.
  • Next, hit on ‘Enter key‘ and then choose ‘System and Security option‘.
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  • After that, head to the ‘Windows Firewall‘ option that is under the ‘Update your Firewall Settings‘ section.
  • Now, opt for ‘Check for Updates‘.
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  • If there is an update available then hit on ‘Update Now‘.
  • Finally reboot your computer and open your QuickBooks.

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Method 3: Repair QuickBooks Desktop

  • Firstly, hit ‘Windows + R keys‘ on your keyboard.
  • After that, hit on the empty box in the ‘Run‘ window and type ‘control panel‘.
  • Now, hit on ‘Enter‘ key.
  • After that, move to the ‘Programs and features‘ section.
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  • Search the QuickBooks in the installed programs.
  • After that, hit a click on QuickBooks and opt for ‘Uninstall/Change‘.
  • Now, proceed ahead by hitting on ‘Continue‘ and then ‘Next > Repair > Next‘.
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  • It will take some time to complete the process.
  • Once the process is done, restart your system.

Method 4: Restart QuickBooks Database Server Manager Services

  • Hit on the ‘Windows + R‘ keys on your keyboard. This will access the RUN dialog box.
  • In the ‘Run‘ command box, type ‘MSC‘ and hit ‘Enter‘ key.
  • Scroll down your mouse and search for ‘QuickBooks Database Server Manager‘ named as one of these ‘QuickBooksDB28, QuickBooksDB27or QuickBooksDB26
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  • Now, make a right-click on ‘Service
  • Finally, launch your QuickBooks desktop.

Also see: How to Fix Error 1603 when Installing QuickBooks Desktop?

Method 5: Clean Installation of your QuickBooks can Resolve the Issue

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  • Rename the ‘Installation folders‘ manually
  • Add “old” or “damaged‘ at the end of a folder name.
    • C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks (year)
    • C:\Users(current user)\AppData\Local\Intuit\QuickBooks (year)
    • 64-bit version C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks (year)
    • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks(year)

Method 6: Exclude QB Database Server Manager from Firewall Settings

  • Access the run box on the system.
  • Type ‘windows firewall’ and tap on the ok tab.
  • Double-tap from the list of programs.
  • Look for advanced settings and right-click on inbound rules and choose new rule from the drop-down menu.
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  • Hit on the next tab under the programs and choose this program path option.
  • Exclude the QBDBMgrN.exe file
  • Choose the location of the file and tap on next.
  • Opt for allow the connection tab and also hit on the continue tab.
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  • Name the rules and click on finish tab.
  • Restart the system and resume the work with QBW company file.

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Method 7: Fix Message Files in Use First

  • Choose ignore option in the system reboot tab.
  • Hit on the ok tab.
  • In case you didn’t get an ignore option, then click on ok tab.
  • End the process by restarting the system.

Method 8: Only QBDBMgrN is Installed on the Host System

  • Move to the windows start tab.
  • Then, head to the control panel.
  • Hit the admin tools and double-click on services tab.
  • Tap on the correct database server manager.
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  • Reboot the system.

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Method 9: QuickBooks is Installed on the Host System

  • Choose open or restore option.
  • Opt for open a company.
  • Tap on the next tab.
  • Find out the company file.
  • Choose open file in multi-user mode tab.
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  • Hit on open.
  • You are logged into the company file and choose the file.
  • Shut down the company to close the company file on the server.

Method 10: Manual Steps to Fix the Error

  • Download QuickBooks File Doctor tool and then install it on your computer.
  • Operate this software and it will diagnose the network which is made to solve the error like QBDBMgrN error. It prints a report plus it automatically repairs the error.
  • If in case your hosting mode is turned off then it indicates you to turn on QuickBooks hosting so that company file could open.
  • You need to set up access permission in Windows for the user to get permission when the result indicates that the folder has non-writable read only company file.
  • You have to grant permissions in Windows and make the folder shareable only if the folder has non-shareable company file.
  • Now you need to run ‘ipconfig‘ when there is no network connectivity.

Note: Each computer has it’s own IP address and if various adapters are in use then for only one adapter you have to specify a one IP address.

  • Set up exceptions in ‘Windows Firewall‘ for QuickBooks if the firewall is blocking QuickBooks.
  • Set up a firewall to open ‘Dynamic DB port‘ for QB File Doctor and other ‘QuickBooks apps‘ and do this on both client and server computer systems, if QBDMGRN is not running. Ensure that the hosting on the server is turned on and that you can ping the server.

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Wrapping up! In case the issue still prolongs, contact us!

We hope that the steps mentioned above to repair QBDBMgrN not running on this computer has helped you a lot to repair this error. And even after implementing the above steps if then error still persist then feel free to seek help which we provide round the clock from 24/7 QuickBooks support. Thanks for giving us your valuable time. We hope that reading this blog post might help you to fix the error without any further problem.


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