3 Working Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Error H202

QuickBooks error h202 code appears on the screen while switching QuickBooks desktop application into Multi-user mode. When the error triggers, the user gets a message: This company file is on another computer, and QuickBooks needs some help connecting. The QuickBooks error Windows 10 indicates something is blocking the multi-user connection between QuickBooks and the server. The error usually occurs when the QuickBooks services are not running on the computer. Read the article until the end to know more about QuickBooks error H202 Windows 7, its causes and solutions.

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3 Working Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Error H202

What leads to QuickBooks error H202?

There are several factors responsible for the error. Have a look at some of them given below:

  • There is some damage or corruption in the QuickBooks company file.
  • You are using an outdated version of QuickBooks and Database Server Manager.
  • Incorrect firewall and internet settings.
  • Inappropriate hosting configuration settings.

Let us walk you through the troubleshooting procedure given below.

Possible Quick Fixes for QuickBooks Error H202

Perform the troubleshooting solutions given below in order to fix the error:

Solution 1. Check QuickBooks services on your server computer

  • Select the Windows Start Menu on your server computer.
  • Type “Run” into the search box and open Run.
  • Within the Run window, write “services.msc” and then hit Enter.
  • Search and double-click QuickBooksDBXX on the list, where XX denotes your QuickBooks version.
  • Choose Automatic for the Startup Type.
  • Make sure the Service status is either Running or Started. If it’s neither of them, choose Start.
  • Move to the Recovery tab.
  • Choose Restart the service option for the First failure, Second failure and Subsequent failure drop-down menu.
  • Click Apply and then OK.
  • Repeat the steps to check the QBCF monitor service.

If the error continues, proceed to the following solution.

Solution 2. Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager

To run Database Server Manager, you need to download QuickBooks Tool Hub on your server computer. Here’s how:

  • Close QuickBooks desktop.
  • Get the most recent version of the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Move to downloads and Open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.
  • Install the tool hub by following the prompt steps.
  • Also, agree to the terms and conditions box.
  • You will see the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon on the desktop once the installation completes.
    Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • Open the tool hub and choose Network Issues.
  • Click QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • If the company file folder is visible, click Start Scan.
  • If you don’t find the file, browse to locate the file and then click Start Scan.
  • The Server Manager will fix the firewall permissions.

If the error persists, try the next solution.

Solution 3. Ping server from one of your workstations to check connectivity

Perform these steps to check the connection between QuickBooks and the server:

  • Click on the Start menu.
  • Within the search field, type ‘network’ then open Network and Sharing Center.
  • Choose Change advanced sharing settings.
  • From the Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing sections, select the Turn on network discovery option.
    Now, get your server name:
  • Move to the server computer and click on the Start menu.
  • Open Run and write ‘CMD’ in the run window.
  • Hit Enter.
  • Within the CMD window, type ‘ipconfig/all’ and tap Enter.
  • Under the Windows IP Configuration section, note down the server name.
    Test the server from your workstation:
  • Again, click on the Start menu.
  • Write ‘Run’ into the search and open Run.
  • Within the Run window, type ‘CMD’ and then tap Enter.
  • Type “ping_your server name,” and then hit Enter.
  • Repeat these steps on each workstation getting Error H202.

That’s all about QuickBooks error H202. We hope you find the article informative and helpful in resolving the issue. If the problem continues, get in touch with certified QuickBooks professionals by dialling our customer service number (1.800.579.9430). They will assist you with advanced troubleshooting for the same.

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