Learn what to do when QuickBooks desktop has expired issue occurs:

Often when you work on your QuickBooks software with full focus, some or the other issue might interrupt the smooth working. One of the major issues that often obstructs QuickBooks users is the QuickBooks desktop has expired issue. This error might appear on your screen and would hamper the entire work process. You might see the following error message on the screen:

QuickBooks desktop has expired to continue using QuickBooks desktop, you must buy QuickBooks desktop now.
QuickBooks desktop has expired - Image 2


QuickBooks Desktop has reached the expiration date and will no longer open company files
QuickBooks desktop has expired - Image

This error can have far-reaching repercussions on your system and must cause huge stress for you. To uproot this issue, we have drafted this segment, where we will be discussing in detail the steps that can be followed in order to troubleshoot QuickBooks desktop has expired error successfully. Check out the segment to get more deep information. It is also possible to contact our support experts via our support line dedicated to us for assistance and request them to complete the required steps for you.

Factors Triggering QuickBooks Desktop has Expired Error

You can end up with QuickBooks desktop has expired error due to the below stated factors:

  • If your software isn’t registered completely and hence QuickBooks desktop has expired message appears.
  • If the 30-day trial period gets over, and you haven’t registered the software yet, then you might land up into this error.
  • You might face a similar issue if the license to register for QuickBooks is invalid.
  • If the company files are corrupted or damaged.

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Steps you can Perform to Resolve QuickBooks Desktop has Expired Error

You can perform the below steps to resolve QuickBooks desktop expired error. Let us explore them one by one:

Method 1: Configuring the Firewall or Other Anti-virus Software Settings

You need to configure your firewall and port settings manually:

  • You can initially head to the windows start menu and also type in ‘windows firewall‘ in the Search area.
  • Then, double-tap the windows firewall to lunch it and choose advanced settings.
  • Once done with that, you are supposed to opt for a new rule by right-clicking on inbound rules.
Create a new rule in firewall settings - Screenshot
  • Later on, choose port and hit next.
  • Make sure that TCP should also be chosen.
QuickBooks Firewall Port (Create a New Rule) - Screenshot
  • Now in the specific ports field, and enter the ports as per the QuickBooks year version:
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2022: 8019, XXXXX
    • QB Desktop 2021: 8019, XXXXX
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2020: 8019, XXXXX
    • QB Desktop 2019: 8019, XXXXX.
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382.
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
  • You are now supposed to type in the port number and then hit on the next tab.
  • Go for allow the connection and also tap on next.
Allow the connection - Screenshot
  • Later on, hit on next after opting for the profiles.
  • Create a rule with the name such as QBPorts.
  • Lastly, hit finish tab
  • These steps should be repeated for outbound rules.

Method 2: Eliminating the ”Entitlementdatastore.ecml” File

  • You are now required to close QuickBooks.
  • Furthermore, look that no QuickBooks process is running in the background.
    • You need to use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc for opening task manager.
    • Further, opt for the processes tab.
    • Now, using the processes name header, sort the processes.
    • Look for the variations of QBW32.exe and also choose end task.
End task (QuickBooks.exe) - Image

Open the entitlement data folder for the operating system and version of QuickBooks with the steps below:

  • Herein, you are supposed to launch the run window by using Windows + R keys.
  • Now, type in ”C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8” and hit the Enter key.
Rename the name of the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file or folder - Screenshot Image
  • Right-click the file and opt for delete.
  • Hit Yes tab.
  • Register the QuickBooks again and see if the issue continues.

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Method 3: Update QuickBooks Desktop and The Server Manager

You can update your QuickBooks desktop to latest release version by hitting on the Help menu and choosing Update QuickBooks. However, if you haven’t QuickBooks on your system and want to download and install it from Intuit server then following steps are for you:

Scan Company File in QuickBooks Database Server Manager - Screenshot
  • Reboot the server.
  • You might see the following message “The company file needs to be updated to work with this version of QuickBooks desktop
  • You might get prompt to create the backup.
  • Open the file when done.

Method 4: Use QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

  • You need to close QuickBooks and download QuickBooks tool hub.
  • Furthermore, save the file at an easily accessible location.
  • Now, open the location where QuickBooksToolhub.exe.
  • Install the tool hub after agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  • Open the tool hub by clicking on the icon created in desktop.
QuickBooks Tool Hub - Icon
  • You now have to hit on company file issues when the QuickBooks tool hub opens.
  • Tap on run QuickBooks file doctor.
Company File Issues in Tool Hub - Image
  • Choose the company file from the drop-down menu.
  • After that, choose to browse and search to find the file.
  • Go for check your file.
Check the damage file only in file doctor - Image
  • Hit continue tab.
  • Enter the QuickBooks admin password and hit next tab.

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Summing up Article!

We end the segment over here with the hope that you might be able to eliminate the QuickBooks desktop has expired issue successfully. Whereas, if for some reason you aren’t able to fix the issue, then connect with our QuickBooks error support team and let them perform the necessary steps for you.


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