Fix: ‘Firewall is Blocking QuickBooks’ Error

QuickBooks is one of the best and most reliable accounting programs released by Intuit. But according to QuickBook users, when they are trying to use the app, they face the “Firewall is blocking QuickBooks” error. If you would like to fix this error, then here are some instructions to solve your problem.

Configure the Firewall Ports 

Follow the directions below to configure your Firewall Ports:

  1. You should launch the “QuickBooks Database Server Manager” on your system.
  2. Then select the section of “Port Monitor.’
  3. After that, write down the ‘Port Number’ mentioned on the list for the app.
  4. Thereafter, hold the Windows and I button to invoke the Windows settings.
  5. Go to the ‘Update and Security’ option.
  6. You have to choose the section of ‘Windows Security’ through the left-hand side panel then choose the option of “Firewall and Network Security.’
  7. Navigate to the button of ‘Advanced Settings’ through the list.
  8. You will see a new screen and select the option of ‘Inbound Rules’ then choose the ‘New Rule.’
  9. Later, click on the “Port’ option then choose the Next button.
  10. Go to the ‘TCP’ option and choose the option of “Specified Local Ports.’
  11. Select the Next button and click on the “Allow the Connection’ option.
  12. Check all the three options and then click on the Next button.
  13. Once more, select the Next button and input a ‘Name’ for a fresh rule.
  14. You have to choose the Next button once you write a name and select the Finish button.
  15. Now, redo the methods outlined above for ‘Outbound Rule’ as well.

Add Firewall Exceptions

You should follow the instructions given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and I button together over the keyboard to invoke the Windows settings.
  2. Then choose the ‘Update and Security’ option.
  3. You should click on the section of ‘Windows Security’ through the left side panel.
  4. Later choose the option of “Firewall and Network Security.”
  5. Go to the button of Advanced Settings through the list.
  6. You will see a new screen and choose the option of ‘Inbound Rules’ then select the ‘New Rule’ option.
  7. Navigate to the ‘Program’ option and then choose the Next button.
  8. Now, mark the option of “This program Path,” then select the ‘Browse’ button.
  9. You have to reach the path wherever the program of QuickBooks has been installed.
  10. Select the Next button once you choose the path, then mark the option of “Allow the Connection.”
  11. Afterward, mark the options of Three and select the Next button.
  12. You should input a name for the rule then choose the Finish button.
  13. Finally, redo the exact method for the “Outbound Rule” then look at to see whether the issue continues.

The above two solutions can be extremely useful in sorting out the issue where your firewall may be blocking QuickBooks. Hopefully, you will be successful in reaching the QuickBooks server without any issue.

Mila is a Blog expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2003. As a technical expert, Mila has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as Champ Post

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