QBDBMgrN Not Running on This Computer
One of the most common issues discussed on QuickBooks community forums in QBDBMgrN not running on this computer error. So, if you are running your QuickBooks on the Windows operating system, and encounter the error message “QBDBMgrN not running on this computer“
, it usually means that your QuickBooks Database Server Manager has stopped working. Furthermore, it indicates that the Security firewall is interfering and blocking QB desktop to connect with the internet and therefore fails to start or open.
In this following article, we outline what the ‘QBDBMgrN not running on this computer’ error message means, why you are getting this error and a step by step gide on how to fix this issue.
What ‘QBDBMgrN not running on this computer’ Error Message Means ?
To better understand why QBDBMgrN not running, we will first explain to you what exactly the QBDBMgrN (QuickBooks Database Server Manger Service) is, and why the QuickBooks software needs it to run properly. QBDBMgrN is an executable process on Windows with a so-called ‘.exe’ extension, which you can see in the task manager of your computer.
Simplified, the QB data base server manager was developed by Intuit to enable more than one user to access the company file and database on the hosting server where the company file is stored. Therefore, when the QBDBMgrN service is not running or disabled, you are only able to use QuickBooks in the single-user mode. As soon as you are trying to switch into the multi-user mode, QuickBooks will alert you with the ‘QBDBMgrN not running on this computer’ error message.
Why are you getting the ‘QBDBMgrN not running on this computer’ error message?
Usually, the error occurs to update your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest version, but miss to also update the Windows firewall. This causes the firewall to spot the QBDBMgrN service as an unknown service and block it, in order to protect your computer from malware. This is why QB is then unable to connect to the internet and when you try to solve the network issue with the QuickBooks File Doctor, you receive the error message:
Repair the following network problems before accessing your company file from other computers on the network QBDBMgrN not running on this computer.
The QuickBooks File Doctor is only able to repair damage in the company file and network, but cannot configure your firewall settings. This is why you will have to adjust the firewall and its ports manually to enable QuickBooks Database Server Manager
Service to connect with the network or internet again.
Problems Caused by ‘QBDBMgrN not running’ error
Unable to work in multi-user mode.
QB is unable to connect to the internet.
Unable to use the QBW company data file.
QB Database Server is unable to update properly.
Step-By-Step guide to fix ‘QBDBMgrN not running’ on Windows for QuickBooks 2019-20
Follow these steps to go through the whole process and successfully learn how to easily get rid of QBDBMgrN not running on this computer.
Solution No.1: Update your Windows Firewall
Simultaneously press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard
Type Control Panel and click OK
Choose the System and Security option
Use your cursor to navigate to the Windows Firewall and select Check for Updates (in the Update your Firewall Settings section)
After your PC found the necessary updates, click Update Now and wait for the installation process to be finished
Restart your computer and proceed to work with the QB Company file.
Note: If you are facing issues with updating your firewall with the above steps, Alternatively you can run the update by downloading the update files manually. There are update files for 32-bit and 64-bit microsoft operating systems.Start with downloading the files from these links and follow the on-screen instructions.
Download updates for 32 Bit Windows
Download updates for 64 Bit Windows
Solution No. 2: Restart the QB Database Server Manager Service
Simultaneously press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard
Type Services.msc and click OK
Now scroll down the list until you find the QB Database Server Manager Service listed as QuickBooksDB30 (2020 Desktop version), QuickBooksDB29 (2019 Desktop version), QuickBooksDB28 (2018 Desktop version), QuickBooksDB27 (2017 Desktop version).
Choose the file for your QB desktop version and open the drop-down menu with a right-click on the file.
Open your QB again to check if you are back up and running.
Solution No. 3: Exclude QB database manager Service from your firewall settings
Open the run box on your computer.
Type Windows Firewall and hit OK.
Double-click on it from the list of programs.
Find Advanced settings and with a right-click on Inbound Rules choose New Rule from the drop-down menu.
Click Next under Programs and select This Program Path.
Now exclude the QBDBMgrN.exe file. You should find the file in the QB folder (C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks) Select the location of the .exe file and click Next.
Choose Allow the Connection and continue with Next.
Check-mark all the check-boxes and go Next.
Give a name for this rule and hit Finish.
Restart your computer and resume your work with the QBW Company file.
If you are using a third-party firewall other than from Microsoft, you need to exclude the QB database Service according to the instructions provided on the firewall manual.
Solution No. 4: Repair QuickBooks Desktop Application
For Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and the latest is Microsoft windows 10
press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time.
Type appwiz.cpl and select OK.
Choose QB from the list of files and select Uninstall/Change.
Select Continue and then Next.
Now select Repair and then Next.
Wait for the repair process to be completed.
And then restart your computer.
Solution No. 5: Use the Clean Install Tool to reinstall QuickBooks
1. Uninstall QuickBooks
Simultaneously press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard.
Type Control Panel and hit OK.
Click on Programs & Features and select Uninstall a.
Choose QuickBooks > Uninstall/change from the list of programs.
Follow the given instructions to finish the uninstall process.
2. Run the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool
Download the latest version of the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool here.
Open the qbdbmgrn.exe file and follow the given instructions.
Choose your QuickBooks Desktop version and press Continue.
3. Rename the QuickBooks Desktop Installation folders
Use the folder options in your PC to also reflect hidden files.
Now rename all the folders that are listed for the Windows version.
It is best to add old or damaged to the end of the folder name, in order to be able to differentiate the folders better.
We hope that this article was helpful to you and that your issue with the QBDBMgrN not running on this computer was resolved
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