Set up multi-user or network for QuickBooks Desktop

Set up multi-user or network for QuickBooks Desktop
QuickBooks Help
The following articles can help you get started if this is your first time to install and use QuickBooks Desktop in a multi-user or network environment. Follow the steps in the order shown below.

Installation and setup
Install QuickBooks Desktop
Add Windows admin rights to allow configuration of multi user access
Map a network drive (optional)
Configure Firewall and Internet security settings for QuickBooks Desktop
Set up the QuickBooks Database Server Manager and scan your file
Open a company file that is located on a remote computer
Note: If you are a new QuickBooks user, after installing Create a QuickBooks Desktop company file first before doing step 2.


Also, see helpful article:
How to Install QuickBooks Desktop

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QuickBooks 2018 Desktop New Features List – Video Tutorials

1. Switch to Multi-Monitor mode
2. (WARNING Display scaling to 100%)
3. Stay Logged in
4. Search in Chart of Accounts
5. Cash-Accrual Toggle on Reports
6. Show Past Due stamp on invoices
7. More secure Webmail
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Here is a list of the past release dates of QuickBooks.

Release dates of QuickBooks

QuickBooks VersionRelease Date
QuickBooks 2018September 26, 2017
QuickBooks 2017September 27, 2016
QuickBooks 2016September 25, 2015
QuickBooks 2015September 22, 2014
QuickBooks 2014September 23, 2013
QuickBooks 2013September 10, 2012
QuickBooks 2012September 26, 2011