Quickbooks multi-user error H505

The Quickbooks Error H505 usually occurs when the user attempts to open the company file that is not on the computer. Quickbooks error 505 is a part of series of errors which are- H101, H202, H 303, and 6000 that are related to hosting settings.

Quickbooks Error H505 Causes
Possible causes why user gets Quickbooks error H505:
The hosting configuration setting is incorrect.
When a system’s Firewall is obstructing access to company files or when it’s blocking communication.
Damaged or incorrect.ND file configuration that enables QB to access company files in a community.
The QuickBooks database server manager could not locate the IP address of the host computer
When the DNS setting is incorrect.
The QuickBooks services like QuickBooksDBXX/QBCF are not yet launched.

Quickbooks Error H505 Symptoms
Various symptoms of how you can identify your Quickbooks error H505:
QuickBooks error H505 crashed the active program window
When the laptop crashes while using the same program
An error message reads Quickbooks error H505
The windows behave slowly and respond slowly to mouse inputs.
Periodically, the system freezes.

Quickbooks Error H505 Solutions:
Look out for these methods in order to fix Quickbooks error H505:

Download and install the Quickbooks file doctor tool
The QuickBooks file doctor tool can be used to resolve multiple errors that occur in a company file.

Firstly, you need to check that QuickBooks is installed on your server computer.
Install and use the QuickBooks file doctor on the server. It fixes the H-series and multi-user errors.

Integrating the server with the windows server file
In this method, you need to integrate the server to the windows server file by Editing the Windows hosts file you can work on resolving the issue up to a certain extent.

Access your company file by creating a new folder and discuss it by enabling access
Following are the steps involved in this process:

Make a new folder in the hosting computer.
Share your New folder and set windows to get entry permissions to share company files.
Copy the .qbw file into the new folder.
Lastly, open your company files in multi-user mode.

Edit your Host file
Open the Run dialog box by holding down the Windows + R keys together.
Open Command Prompt by typing “cmd” and pressing Enter.
Then type “ipconfig /all” and hit Enter to run the following command.
Write down the Host Name and IP Address somewhere. You need to repeat the procedure on all computers with a multi-user setup.
Edit the windows host file
Go to the Start menu and shut down QuickBooks.
Now browse to the following address on this PC:
C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc or C:\Windows\Syswow64\Drivers\Etc.
If you cannot locate the Windows folder on This PC, follow the steps to find hidden files and folders on your PC
To view hidden files, click on the View tab and then on Hidden items.
Right-click on the Hosts file and select Open With Notepad.
Enter the IP address and computer name in the appropriate fields. Don’t use the space bar to separate the IP address from the computer name.
Once these changes have been saved, re-open QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

Conclusion
Use the following methods to resolve your Quickbooks error H505, if your problem still persists, then head for the Quickbooks error support team.

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