To download and install QuickBooks Database Server Manager, follow these steps:
Check System Requirements: Before downloading, ensure that your computer meets the system requirements for QuickBooks and QuickBooks Database Server Manager. Also, make sure you have the QuickBooks installation file ready.
Download QuickBooks Database Server Manager: Go to the Intuit website or use the installation CD to download the QuickBooks installation file. If you have already downloaded QuickBooks, the Database Server Manager is included in the installation package.
Run the Installer: Locate the downloaded QuickBooks installation file (usually "QuickBooks.exe" or similar) and double-click on it to start the installation.
Select Installation Type: In the QuickBooks installation window, choose "Custom or Network Options" and click "Next."
Choose Installation Location: Select the folder where you want to install QuickBooks Database Server Manager. You can use the default location or browse to choose a different one. Click "Next."
Choose Database Server Only: In the next window, select "I'll be using QuickBooks on this computer, AND I'll be storing..." if you will be using QuickBooks on this computer as well. If you will only use QuickBooks on other computers and this computer will only host the company files, select "I will not be using QuickBooks on this computer." Click "Next."
Start Installation: Review the installation summary and click "Install."
Complete the Installation: Once the installation is complete, click "Open QuickBooks" to open QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
Update QuickBooks: After the installation, it is essential to update QuickBooks to the latest version. Open QuickBooks, go to the Help menu, and select "Update QuickBooks Desktop." Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the updates.
Set Up QuickBooks Database Server Manager: Once QuickBooks is updated, open QuickBooks Database Server Manager. Click on "Scan Folders" to locate and add company files that need to be shared over the network. Ensure that the company files are added correctly and accessible to other users.