By Vivek i2aTech Updated September 27th, 2022 | 

Get the updated methods to fix the QBDBMGRN is not running on this computer error with the help of the following post.

If you are using QuickBooks for a long time, then you must have heard about QuickBooks Database Server Manager. This tool is utilized to share your company files with other PCs over your network.

However, many users may face errors while accessing the database server manager. Due to these error codes, you will be unable to access QuickBooks in multi-user mode. You may face an error message ‘QBDBMgrN not running on this computer’ that indicates the database server manager has stopped working or the security firewall is stopping QB to connect with the internet server.

In this post, we will be discussing this error code in detail along with its solutions.

QBDBMgrN is a procedure on windows that contains the .exe extension. You can find it in the task manager of the system. The QBDBSM has been introduced by Intuit to enable multiple users to run the company file and database on the hosting server.

When you face the error message while accessing the database server manager, you can only access the single-user mode in QuickBooks. And, switching the software to multi-user mode leads to QBDBMgrN is not running on this computer.

QuickBooks database server manager not running QBDBMgrN on the computer error

Causes for QBDBMgrN not Running Error Message

The QBDBMgrN is not running on this computer error is usually occurs while updating the software to the latest version. Other reasons that might be responsible for the occurrence of this error are listed below.

  • When you are using an outdated version of QuickBooks database server manager.
  • If the inappropriate configuration of the firewall creates issues, this might be a cause for the error.
  • When the third-party applications are blocking the access to QuickBooks.
  • Due to damage or incorrect installation of QuickBooks database server manager.

Indications of QBDBMgrN Error

  • You might be facing issues in using QuickBooks in multi-user mode
  • Failed to connect QB to the internet.
  • An improper update of QBDBSM or installation of a Firewall may lead to the same error.
  • When the firewall blocks the QB, then you may face the same error.
  • A damaged installation of the database server manager might be a reason behind this error.
  • Issues with QuickBooks network file (.ND file)
  • Facing issues in accessing the QBW company file.

How to Resolve QBDBMgrN Not Running on this Computer Issue?

Here are the effective solutions that can be applied to fix the same error.

Solution 1: Repairing QuickBooks Desktop

  • Firstly, close all programs running in the background and reboot the system.
  • After that, create a backup of the company file.
  • Choose the Start option from the control panel.
  • And then, click on the Start menu and enter the control panel in the search box.
  • Now, select the programs and features option.

Programs and Features option

  • Choose the Uninstall program. If you are failed to find the option, then choose programs and click program features.

Uninstall and Reinstall QuickBooks on your server computer

  • Go to the program list and choose the uninstall, continue, and next options.
  • After that, choose Repair and press Next.

Repair QuickBooks Desktop

  • Choose the Finish tab and reboot the system.
  • Lastly, download the latest version of QuickBooks.

Solution 2: Use the QB Clean Install Tool

QuickBooks clean install tool

In this solution, you need to follow the three steps given below.

Step 1: Uninstall QuickBooks

  • Firstly, press Windows + R keys altogether.
  • After that, write ‘Control Panel’ and choose OK.
  • Choose the Programs and Features option and then click on the Uninstall option.
  • Next, tap on QuickBooks and click Uninstall from the list of programs.
  • Finally, follow the ongoing prompts to complete the procedure.

Step 2: Run QuickBooks Clean Install Tool

  • Firstly, download the latest version of the clean install tool.
  • Launch the qbdbmgrn.exe file and follow the instructions.
  • Choose the QuickBooks Desktop version and press Continue.

Step 3: Rename the QuickBooks Installation Folders

  • Use the folder option to reflect the hidden files.
  • After that, rename the folders for the Windows version.
  • Add .Old at the end of the folder’s name.

Solution 3: Restart QuickBooks Database Server Manager Service

  • Firstly, choose Windows + R keys.

Windows R Keys

  • Write services.MSC and press OK.

Type services.msc in Run Box

  • Choose the QuickBooks database server manager service option from the list.
  • After that, right-click on the file for QuickBooks to launch it.
  • Choose the reboot option.
  • Finally, launch QuickBooks to check the backup.

Solution 4: Reboot the System

Restart your PC

  • The first step is to log off the QuickBooks Account.
  • And then, shut down QuickBooks Desktop along with the account.
  • Restart the system.
  • Finally, launch QuickBooks and log in to your account using Admin credentials.

Solution 5: Eliminate Database Server Manager from Firewall Settings

  • Initially, launch the run box on the system.
  • Write Windows Firewall and click on the OK.

Windows Firewall

  • Double-click on the list of programs and find Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click on Inbound Rules and then choose a new rule from the drop-down menu.

QuickBooks Firewall Port Create a New Rule

  • Choose the Next option under the programs.
  • After that, tap on the program path option.
  • Delete the QBDBMgrN.exe file and then select the file location.
  • Choose next and then allow the connection option.
  • Press continue > next > allow the connection > Next.

Allow the connection

  • Now, you have to give a title to the rule and choose the Finish option.
  • Finally, reboot the system and start working with the QBW company file.

Solution 6: Update Firewall

Update windows firewall

  • The initial step is to press Windows + R keys.
  • After that, choose the control panel and click OK.
  • Now, select the system and security option.

system and security

  • Use the cursor to choose Windows Firewall and then click on the Check for Updates option.

Update the Windows 10 Check for updates

  • Choose Update Now and wait till the installation process gets completed.
  • Finally, reboot the system.

Solution 7: Resolve Error Message “File in Use”

  • First of all, choose the ignore option in the system reboot tab.
  • Choose OK.
  • If you are unable to find the ignore option, click on the OK tab.
  • Finally, restart the system to finish the procedure.

Solution 8: QB is installed on the Host System

  • Initially, choose the Open or Restore option.
  • After that, click Open a Company.

QuickBooks is installed on the host system

  • Now, press Next and look for the company file.
  • Choose the open file in the multi-user mode option.
  • After that, choose Open and log in to the company file to choose it.
  • Lastly, close the company file on the server.

Solution 9: When QBDBMgrN has been installed on the Host System

  • The first step is to choose the Windows start tab.
  • Select the Control Panel and choose the admin tools.
  • After that, double-click on the Services option.
  • Choose the correct database server manager.
  • At last, restart the system.

Concluding the Post!

Finally, we come to the end of this informative post regarding QuickBooks Database Server Manager Not Running on the Computer Error. There might be instances of losing company file data while dealing with this error code. Therefore, you are recommended to hire an expert who can resolve the issue on your behalf.

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