Go through the full article and follow the steps to configure firewall security settings for QuickBooks Desktop. It is important for you to have a properly configured firewall settings because miss-configured firewall can restrict you from doing various tasks and processes such as:

It is important to have a properly configured firewall settings specially for updating the QuickBooks because you can face various issues such as an error from the QuickBooks 15xxx error series. You can know more about the errors and their resolutions by dialing our toll-free QuickBooks Customer Service Phone Number +1877-277-3228 toll-free.

Perform the steps provided in this article to set up the firewall settings for QuickBooks Desktop:

Configure Firewall Ports Automatically

Using the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool automatically opens the firewall ports and this tool can be used to configure firewall settings automatically.

Configure Firewalls Manually

The QuickBooks 2019 version uses dynamic ports. These ports are assigned while installing the QuickBooks to make sure that it uses an exclusive port. QuickBooks 2019 has the following port format: 8019, XXXX (XXXX refers to the port number assigned to the QuickBooks Desktop)

Get the dynamic port number for QuickBooks 2019

  • Run the QuickBooks Database Server Manager and go to the Port Monitor tab
  • Locate QuickBooks Desktop 2019 from the list.
  • Write-down the Port Number which will be used for your firewall port exception.

Things to know:

You can modify the Port assignment by choosing Renew. However, you have to open the Scan Folders tab and then click on Scan Now to reset the firewall permissions. You can only renew 2019 because the 2018 and older versions uses static ports mentioned below.

QuickBooks 2018 and older versions uses static ports with assigned range every version. It follows the port format: 8019, XXXXX, XXXXX-XXXXX.

Add Firewall port exception for QuickBooks

If you are using more than one version of QuickBooks in your system then you will have to perform following steps for all QuickBooks version:

  • Click on the Start menu and go to Windows Firewall
  • Open the Advanced Settings and right-click on the Inbound Rules.
  • Click on New Rule from the drop-down list.
  • Select Port and then click on Next.
  • The TCP should be chosen.
  • Provide particular port information for the QuickBooks version you are using and then click on Next. QuickBooks Desktop 2019: 8019, XXXXX. (XXXXX is the assigned port number found in QuickBooks Database Server Manager)
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
  • Select Allow the Connection and then click on Next.
  • Mark the profiles that are recommended and then click on Next.
  • Enter a name for the firewall rule such as QBPorts(year) and then click on Finish.
  • Perform same steps to set Outbound Rules to run the QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

If you are facing any kind of issue while connecting then you are supposed to create exceptions to programs QuickBooks uses in Window Firewall.

Create Firewall exceptions for QuickBooks programs

QuickBooks needs some executable files to perform multiple functions. You have to validate the Configure your Anti-virus or firewall programs section for executable files list and then follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Click on the Start menu and go to Windows Firewall
  • Open the Advanced Settings and right-click on the Inbound Rules.
  • Click on New Rule from the drop-down list.
  • Select This Program Path and then click on Browse.
  • Navigate to file location and then select Next.
  • Select Allow the Connection and then click on Next.
  • Mark the profiles that are recommended and then click on Next.
  • Enter a name for the firewall rule such as QBPorts(year) and then click on Finish.
  • Perform same steps to set Outbound Rules to run the QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

Configure Your Anti-Virus Or Firewall Programs

Now, you also have to set up anti-virus and firewall programs. This needs to be done only of the issue didn’t get resolved even after configuring Windows Firewall.

  • A large number of firewall programs there in the market and this is the reason why Intuit is unable to provide steps to configure each of them. You have to contact the manufacturer to get steps to configure.
  • Intuit can’t provide support for third-party internet security programs. Usually, the issue gets resolved by adding ports to the Windows Firewall. However, if you still face any issue while opening a file over a network then you need to include the following executable/directories to your third-party antivirus software.

Add QuickBooks ports exception on your Antivirus or Firewall

The TCP Should be selected if not then you will have to choose and provide the ports that are required for your QuickBooks year version. Go to the Manually configure exceptions and ports sections and validate the port number for the version of your QuickBooks software. If you have multiple installations of QuickBooks then you need to insert the ports for each year.

Add the following executable files on your Antivirus or Firewall

If you see Program Files (x86), go there as that means you are on a 64-bit Operating system.

Executable files Location
AutoBackupExe.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
Dbmlsync.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
DBManagerExe.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileManagement.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileMovementExe.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QuickBooksMessaging.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBW32.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBDBMgrN.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBGDSPlugin.exe C: \ Program Files \ Intuit \ QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBServerUtilityMgr.exe C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Intuit \ QuickBooks
QBCFMonitorService.exe C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Intuit \ QuickBooks
QBLaunch.exe C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Intuit \ QuickBooks
QBUpdate.exe C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Intuit \ QuickBooks \ QBUpdate
IntuitSyncManager.exe C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Intuit \ Sync
OnlineBackup.exe C: \ Program Files \ QuickBooks Online Backup

Reach Us For Support

The steps provided in this article should help you in configuring the firewall security settings for QuickBooks. Once you configure the firewall settings, you should be able to use the QuickBooks software without facing any connectivity issues. However, configuring ports can become a bit complex in multi-user mode and you can face several issues as well. In such situations, you can get in touch with us at our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1877-277-3228 to get an instant solution for your QuickBooks issues.

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