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QuickBooks Error 176104

How to Resolve QuickBooks Error 176104? (Activation Error)

QuickBooks is systematic and user-friendly accounting software. It helps track sales and quickly tracks inventory as well. One can easily start and work on the QuickBooks Point of Sale.

  1. Firstly, go to the File menu.
  2. After that, click set up an interview.
  3. Now choose Payment and click YES when the option of credit/ debit card appears.
  4. It will activate the software.

However, you may still face the error stating that QuickBooks POS isn’t active. It is nothing but the error code 176104. It states the QuickBooks POS activation failed.


  1. Your system may have network connectivity issues.
  2. The firewall is blocking/ restricting one/ many POS files.
  3. POS installation is either damaged or improper.
  4. Your POS application is either counterfeited or unregistered.
  5. The Entitlement Client Data files are damaged.
  6. Server copy of POS started after its client copy. Thus, leading to the run-time error.
Also Read: How to Fix QuickBooks Error 3180?

Fix QuickBooks Point of Sale Error 176104: Solution

Solution 1- Update the application

  1. Firstly, tap exit on the screen.
  2. After that, go to help–> check for software.
  3. Finally, let the POS update.

Solution 2- Register The POS

  1. Go to Help–> Registration. Here register at the Point of Sale.
  2. Start–> server copy POS.

Finally, restart the Client copy POS.

Solution 3- Verify if the POS service is working appropriately

Run services
  1. Go to Windows + R. It will open up a search bar.
  2. Type services.MSC. After that, press enter.
  3. Look for “vxx”. Double click on it to open the service.
  4. If the service has stopped, click start and change its status.
  5. However, if it is already running, press the stop button. Restart the service.
  6. Press OK and shut down the screen.
  7. Open Point of Sale software. Now open the application again.

Solution 4- Repairing the Entitlement client data files

QuickBooks Run
  1. If you are a user of Windows 8/ 7/ Vista, then follow this path: C:ProgramDataIntuitEntitlement Clientvx.x
  2. If you use Windows XP, then follow this path:  C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataIntuitEntitlement Clientvx.x
  3. Press these keys simultaneously: CTRL + A. Now, choose all files in the folder and press Delete.

Complete the registration by opening the Point of Sale.

Solution 5- Configure Windows Firewall on workstations

Exceptions to window firewall
  • Use Point of Sale Firewall configuration files, ports, paths, etc.
  • When the firewall is configured, open POS through the windows firewall.

Solution 6- Reinstall the POS

Finally, you have to perform a clean reinstallation of the application.

Also Read: Fix QuickBooks Error 30159

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