Firewall Configuration for QuickBooks Point of Sale

Firewall Configuration for QuickBooks Point of Sale

A firewall is network security device or security software which is specially designed to obligate the unauthorized access based upon certain sets of the rule. Irrespective of the firewall location, whether it’s present on the server or computer, it can easily capable to block/stop the communication between the QuickBooks Point of Sale company data & computer.

The Point of Sale utility is comprised of the ability to automatically detect & configures the firewall if it finds that the connections are blocked. Although, there are many time when the firewall required to configure manually by the users.

In this post, we are going to discuss about how a QB user can configure the firewall for QuickBooks Point of sale by their own. While going through manual configuration, the users should read the manual provided by the firewall program. So that they can perform the configuration accurately.

Firewall Configuration - Screenshot

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Processes that is Interrupted by the Blocking of QuickBooks POS

Below are few programs that will be interrupted when the security program blocks the QuickBooks Point of Sale utility:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer: Processing of the Intuit’s Merchant Credit Card
  • Database Server Manager: Capability to connect & record transactions/changes to the company file
  • Intuit Entitlement Service: Product license & user validation

Most of the time Point of Sale automatically configure the firewall for you whenever the connectivity gets blocked. However, few-times you need to configure your firewall manually. If you are going to configure your firewall application manually, you should review the appropriate sections of the manual that has provided with the firewall program.

Steps to Configure Manually Windows firewall for QuickBooks Point of Sale?

Points to Remember:

  • Firstly, You should have the authority on ‘Windows Administrator‘ rights to perform.
  • Ensure to add the required ‘Firewall ports‘ & ‘Executable files‘ for the Point of Sale utility (In case, the firewall security is a third-party program).
  • It is recommended to contact the developer of the 3rd party program to know – How to add port & file exemptions.

Manual Steps to Configure the Windows Firewall

  • First of all, You need to Press ‘Windows+R‘ keys, the ‘Run‘ command will open.
  • After that, Type ‘Control‘ & hit the ‘OK‘.
  • The ‘Control Panel‘ will appear.
  • On the right upper corner of the display, set the “View by” to Small Icons.
  • Now Choose the ‘Windows Firewall‘.
  • After that Choose the ‘Advanced Settings‘.
  • Select the ‘Inboundoption there.
  • Now Click on the ‘New Rule‘.
  • Choose the ‘Port‘, and then Hit the ‘Next‘.
  • Type the numbers of the ports, and then hit the ‘Next‘.
  • Choose ‘Allow Connection‘, and then select the ‘Next‘ option.
  • Give a certain name to your firewall rule, and then finally press the ‘Finishbutton.

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Point of Sale Firewall ports, files and location

These are the necessary ports for Point of Sale firewall configuration

PortPort Numbers
TCP(Incoming)8040, 8443, 443, 2638, 46203, 46216 – 46220, 46225, 46228, 8024, 8025, 8035, 8036
UDP(Outgoing)2638, 8024, 8035, 8036

Executable Files, Processes and Paths

See the table below for a list of ports and which program files access them.

Default PortProgram FileWhen Accessed
443EFTSvr.exeThroughout operationMerchant Service transactions
8443EFTSvr.exeThroughout operationMerchant Service transactions
2638DataImporter.exeEFTSvr.exe   QBDBMgr.exe QBDBMgrN.exe QBPOSDBServiceEx.exe Conversion from previous versionChanging currently running database.   Startup Detecting change to QBDatabases.ini Help > Manage my license Throughout operation
46203,46204EFTSvr.exeQBDBMgrN.exe   QBPOS.exe Throughout operationChanging currently running database
8024, 8025QBPOS.exeSetup.exeWeb installationLicense verification   Throughout operation

File Locations

Note: In the following paths, XX is the highest number version you see.

Windows 10, 8, and 7 (64-bit):
FileLocation
Eftsvr.exe (versions 9.0 and lower)C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
DataImporter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
QBPOS.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
QBPOSShell.exe (versions 10.0 and higher)C:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
QBDBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\DatabaseServer\
QBDBMgrN.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\DatabaseServer\
QBPOSDBService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\DatabaseServer\
Windows 10, 8, and 7 (32-bit):
FileLocation
Eftsvr.exe (versions 9.0 and lower)C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
DataImporter.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
QBPOS.exeC:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
QBPOSShell.exe (versions 10.0 and higher)C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\
QBDBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\DatabaseServer\
QBDBMgrN.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\DatabaseServer\
QBPOSDBService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intuit\QuickBooks POS XX\DatabaseServer\

Important Note: While manually configuring the firewall of the device for QuickBooks. You will see questions with several options like deny, grant, block, permit, or something similar option. You have to select all the positive options like permit, allow, or grant the permission. The action is performed for one question or for a specific file or folder wont be automatically applied to all the files or folder in the POS program.

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Perhaps, it could be possible that the client still encounters the problem with configuring the firewall in QuickBOoks point of sale or any other issue related to QB. Well, you don’t have to be worry…!! Pro Accountant Advisor is a firm and dedicated team of certified Intuit accounting experts to resolve all the issues, no matter if it is related to firewall configuration, QB errors, QB Installation, or anything.

Also you can directly contact us at +1-844-405-0907. In the meanwhile, If you have still questions then feel free to contact us at our QuickBooks support number anytime.

 

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A Complete Guide to Update Your QuickBooks desktop to the latest version

An appropriate QuickBooks product of latest version can help you attain your business goals. If you are a small or mid-sized business owner and switching to this innovative accounting software, you’ll automatically get the most updated version of QuickBooks. In case you are already a user, you must update your QuickBooks version whenever a new service or feature is released.

We have created this blog post to offer you the nitty-gritty of updating QuickBooks desktop to the latest release. The updates can be downloaded directly from the internet. QuickBooks updates not only improve the performance of the software and make it more productive but also fix many common and complicated errors automatically.

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How you can update your QuickBooks Desktop?

You can download the update from the internet using multiple methods. Make sure that your internet is fast and connection is good. Here are your options:

  1. Automatic QuickBooks Update Method (default setting)
  2. On-Demand Update Method
  3. Release Download
  4. Manual QuickBooks Update

After the updates are downloaded, QB itself starts installing all the imperative files to the appropriate location and folders on your computer. You receive a notification to install the update, whenever you restart your QuickBooks the next time. You may also have to close QB and restart it to allow updates to take effect. In case you use QuickBooks in multi-user mode, it’s mandatory to install the update on all the computers.

1. Automatic QuickBooks Update Method

This method for installing updates this simple. QuickBooks itself find out the new updates from the Intuit server. The updates are then downloaded automatically when you are not working or otherwise using the internet. It happens due to a default setting in the accounting software that enables it to automatically download updates from the server of Intuit. However, you have the choice to disable the automatic update if you wish not to update QuickBooks.

How you can enable or disable the Automatic Update Option:

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Update QuickBooks from Main Menu Screenshot
  • Open QuickBooks and go to the “Help menu“.
  • Click on “Update QuickBooks” and wait for Update QuickBooks window to open.
  • Click on the “Options” tab.
  • Choose “Yes” to enable Automatic Update Method or “No” to disable the Automatic Update Method.(Even after you disable the Automatic Update option, you will keep receiving messages asking if you wish to use the Update Service. These messages are just reminder messages and don’t mean that an update is required or available.)
  • Click “Save” and Close.

If the above option doesn’t work and you are not able to download the update, you can move to the next method, i.e., “Immediate Update Method.

2. Immediate Update Method

This method enables you to download QuickBooks update to your computer immediately from the Intuit server. Also, it’s not mandatory for you to keep the QuickBooks software open while downloading the updates. This method can be used at any time and help you download the updates immediately even if Automatic Update is on. Please make sure that you check for updates at least once every month.

How you can check if any update is available and install them:

Update QuickBooks from Main Menu - Screenshot
  • Open QuickBooks, go to the “Help menu” and click on “Update QuickBooks“.
  • Click on the “Update Now” tab.
  • Select the updates you wish to download and click “Get Updates“. You can find out more about the update in the Updates column. Tap on the “Maintenance Releases” link and a new page will show up with details of the “changes/improvements” in the update.
  • Close and restart QuickBooks software and a window will appear asking if you want to install the update now or later. When you find the message, click Install Now (or Yes) to install the update.
  • Restart your computer after the installation is complete.

Important: It’s imperative to reinstall every applicable update from the earliest to the latest release date. If you don’t do this and reinstall QuickBooks, you may find issues in opening your company file. The company file may also get damaged and not open at all.

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3. Release Download

If you have trouble with update feature or you don’t wish to install updates through the update feature, you can opt to download and install available updates. You must make use of the update feature to install QuickBooks Updates. Also, you should update all copies if you use multiple copies of QuickBooks. If you don’t do that, you may encounter issues while opening your company file or the company file may also get damaged and not open at all.

QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier multi-user mode: here is how you can download updates

If your company requires you to use QB Pro or Premier in multi-user mode, you shall install the updates on all the computers. Connect all computers to the Internet and download and install the updates. You can also download the update on one system on your network and then share it.

For sharing the updates all users should follow the given process:

  • Open the shared QuickBooks company file.
  • Go to the “Help menu” and click on “Update QuickBooks“.
  • Select “Options“.
  • Click “Yes” for Share Download option.
  • Click on “Save“.

The above-mentioned steps will allow you to share the downloaded updates to all computers. Please note that the updates by default get downloaded to the location of your company file once you enable the share option. If not, you can find the updates through the directory or folder in which the copy of QuickBooks software is installed.

You can then install new released updates for the company file. Also remember that once you update your company file, you may access that through earlier releases of QuickBooks software.

How you can upgrade new QuickBooks Desktop

  • Click on your “latest version of QuickBooks Desktop“.
  • Open “file menu” and select open or “restore the company“.
  • Click on “Company file” and then “Next“.
  • Click on the “data file” and Open it.

If Move Company File window pops up, follow the given instructions

  • Read the content in the “Update Company file for New version.” Check the box to signify you agree and understand and then click “Update Now”.
  • Follow the provided instructions to make a backup of the files.
  • Once your company file is updated, open the newer version of QuickBooks. Select “Yes” once you receive the prompt “Do you want to continue?

4. Manual QuickBooks Update

  • Firstly close your company file and close QuickBooks desktop.
  • Give a single right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop icon as shown on your screen and Click on “Run as administrator“.
  • While on the “No Company Open” screen, navigate to “Help menu” and then choose “Update the QuickBooks“.
  • Go to “Option” tab and choose “mark all” option.
  • Select “Save” option now.
  • Go to “Update now” tab and then mark the “Reset Update box“.
  • Now choose the “get update” button here.
  • Once the Update Complete message appears, you need to close the QuickBooks software.
  • Open again your QuickBooks Desktop, if you get the message to “install update” in your computer screen.
  • Hit a click on “Yes” option.
  • Once the installation process complete, restart your computer.

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The processes explained in this article shall enable you to update your QuickBooks desktop to latest release. And we hope that with the new updates and features you are able to make the most of QB Accounting software and meet your business goals.

In case you need any assistance in updating your QuickBooks, you can call us and speak to our 24×7 QuickBooks support team at 1-844-405-0907.

 

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Easy Steps to Repair QuickBooks Issues by QuickBooks Component Repair Tool

When you install QuickBooks desktop, sometimes you may face errors such as 1603, 1935, 1904, 1402, etc. These errors can be complicated and may leave an individual with worse experience of QuickBooks at the initial time, and thus need to be resolved immediately. Intuit, for such issues, offers various DIY hacks and free tools that you can use to resolve several QuickBooks desktop errors.

Insight of QuickBooks Component repair tool

QuickBooks component repair tool are vital and free download and use to resolve the issues with Microsoft components utilized in the QuickBooks such as Microsoft .NET, Framework, Microsoft MSMXL, and Microsoft Visual C++.

QuickBooks Component Repair Tool - Screenshot

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Quick Guide to Download QuickBooks Repair Component Tool

For scanning and repairing the QuickBooks components, initially, you are required to download the QuickBooks component repair tool. But the best thing is that this tool does not need any particular system configuration.

Some of the steps you are required to follow for downloading QuickBooks component tool:

  • Firstly you need to close all active programs which are open and then restart your desktop
  • After that download QuickBooks component repair tool
  • To execute the program, double tap on the downloaded file. Then reboot or restart your desktop after running tool

You will be able to download QuickBooks component tool by following the above listed steps.

Troubleshoot Common QuickBooks Installation Errors

You can troubleshoot most common QuickBooks installation errors with the help of the following given methods:

Solution 1: Utilize QuickBooks Installation Diagnostic Tool

Download QuickBooks Installation Diagnostic Tool - Screenshot
  • Download and install QuickBooks Installation Diagnostic Tool
  • After you are done with download, save the file to a local desktop
  • Close all open windows and execute QB Diagnostic Tool
  • Restart your computer

Solution 2: Download Window Update

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If your MS window is out of date then your attempt to open or install QuickBooks on your desktop may fail. The outdated windows miss the updates concerning Visual C++, .NET framework, and MSMXL.

Thus you must update the windows on your desktop by clicking on the windows key and then type “Windows Update.” After typing Windows update, make sure to restart or reboot your desktop. Now try to install QuickBooks again.

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Solution 3: Fix Error Manually with Microsoft Components

If QB Installation Diagnostic tool isn’t able to fix the errors and stopping the installation of QuickBooks accounting software then you can perform the following steps:

  • Repair Microsoft .NET framework
  • Repair Microsoft MSXML manually

We recommend you to try these manual tasks under some experienced computer experts or any advanced Window professional expert.

Step 1: Repair Microsoft .NET framework

Microsoft .NET framework is a component of Microsoft that’s being used by QuickBooks to get connected with web applications. You may get various errors such as 1603, 1722, 1903, and 1904 due to the problems in .NET framework.

Steps to Repair damaged Microsoft .NET framework:

  • Start by downloading QuickBooks repair tool
  • Save file on your desktop when prompted
  • Close all running programs and applications on your computer and click on QBInstall_Tool_v2.exe
  • After the diagnosis, you are required to restart your computer

Now, when you are done with the repair of the Microsoft .NET framework and still having some kind of the errors then:

  • Tap on the Windows key on your keyboard
  • Click on the Window Update on the search bar
  • See if there are any updates available
Step 2: Repair Microsoft MSXML manually:

QuickBooks may not function properly because of the damaged Microsoft MSXML component. To repair this, you can follow the steps given below:

  • Register MSXML DLL files
  • Uninstall MSXML 6.0
  • Reinstall MSXML 6.0
  • Download and install MSXML 6.0 SP1
  • Fix MSXML 6.0

Also, QuickBooks is a leading accounting software, but like any other software QB isn’t entirely free from errors. Some windows component errors may leave a QB user with some not-so-pleasant experience. QuickBooks Component repair tool by intuit offers proper inspection of the error and also repair Window components utilized in the QuickBooks installation.

But for getting an accurate QB installation, it is suggested to install under the guidance of some QB professional or IT expert. However, our QuickBooks Error Support team is also there to be a good way to deal with QB error codes.

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Winding Up

The motive of this article is to enable you to download QuickBooks component tool. However, if you face any issue relate to your QuickBooks, you can always get in touch with us at our QuickBooks support & help Number i.e. +1-844-405-0907.

We are available 24 hours a day and 365 days in a year. We also happen to boast of state of the art tools and technology that allow us to assist you with the best in class services.

 

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How to Fix QuickBooks Unable to Create PDF Issue?

Are you troubling with printing, emailing or saving as a PDF from QuickBooks Desktop? If yes, then this blog will help you to resolve the problem. QB users do face technical issues at times. A common error faced is the QuickBooks unable to create PDF. This error can be easily resolved and in this article we will discuss how to handle it. In case you have any query, you can contact us at our toll free QuickBooks support number i.e. 1-844-405-0907.

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Are you also facing the same issue of unable to create a PDF in QuickBooks while trying to send an email invoice to a client?  When this error occurs, an error message displays “Your forms were not sent because QB could not create the necessary PDF file”. At this situation you should not fret about it because in this article you will get step-by-step solution for this error.

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Why QuickBooks Cannot Create PDF or QB Won’t Print PDF error occurs?

Many a time when users are trying to email an invoice to a customer, they get the error of ‘QuickBooks unable to create PDF’.  This error can be frustrating but can be fixed. This error of QuickBooks occurs when you try to email, create or print a report. In most cases QuickBooks abruptly closes or the error message is displayed.

Below are the few reasons why this error occurs:

  • Error: QuickBooks is not able to finish the present task because of a lost part: Lost PDF file component
  • QuickBooks does not save the form as a PDF
  • It is a non-functional part driver
  • There is no direct print from the QuickBooks PDF Converter
  • The device is not yet ready to print to the printer
  • QuickBooks Desktop hangs when accounts are connected together
  • Connectivity issues with the printer which is unable to save reports as PDF
  • QuickBooks unrecoverable error : 14982, 15064, 06798, 50172 or 14983, 96787
  • QuickBooks desktop doesn’t respond and the PDF converter also shows offline

How to Resolve QuickBooks Unable to Create PDF issue?

You can yourself try to fix this issue by simply following the below mentioned steps before you contact any QuickBooks expert.

  1. The first thing you should do is delete all the cookies and temporary internet files in the browser
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  1. If you use Internet Explorer then add Intuit in it as a trusted site
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  1. All Internet Explorer users should update the encrypted page setting
  2. If you are using Firefox and the integrated PDF handler then switch to the Adobe PDF handler
  3. After this try to print an image and also use some other browser
  4. After this you have to disable the pop-up blocker
Disable the pop-up blocker
  1. Ensure that you set Adobe Acrobat or Reader as the default app for opening PDF file in a Mac

Users can also save their files after clicking on the Print Button. Do ensure that Adobe Reader or the Acrobat can easily open PDF files by default. It is suggested that you avoid using the Internet Explorer Acrobat plug-in.

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The above steps can easily Fix QuickBooks Unable to Create PDF Error. And in case it doesn’t then you can take help from technical support & help department by dialing toll-free 1-844-405-0907. Our QuickBooks Error support channels are available 24/7 and experienced technical team will be there to understand and also provide a quick solution to your problem. The best part is that besides fixing the error they will also provide tips and tricks to avoid errors later.

 

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How to Check QuickBooks Product Version and Release?

When a user uses QuickBooks software- widely used accounting software, it is necessary for the user to know about the release and version of the software he/she is using. This helps in troubleshooting the QuickBooks errors so that you can update your QuickBooks version as and when needed. This article will help you check the version and release of your QuickBooks software:

Find the version and release of your QuickBooks software

You can follow the instructions given below in order to find the version and release of the QuickBooks software you are using and how you can update it:

QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier or Enterprise)

  • First of all, press the F2 key. Check the product line on the product information window when you want to know the version and release of the software.
  • To update your QuickBooks Desktop for windows, then you can see ‘Update your QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release’.

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Steps to Know the Latest Version of QuickBooks You are Using

  • Open your QuickBooks Desktop, press F2 or Ctrl + 1 keys
  • Go to Product information window and see the file section in order to find the versions you have used
QuickBooks Desktop Pro Premier or Enterprise Version
  • You can also find the list of recently used versions:
CodeVersion
V30QuickBooks Desktop 2020
V29QuickBooks Desktop 2019
V28QuickBooks Desktop 2018
V27QuickBooks Desktop 2017
V26QuickBooks Desktop 2016
V25QuickBooks Desktop 2015

QuickBooks for Mac (US only)

  • To check the version and release on QuickBooks Desktop, go to Help menu and then to Product Information
  • To update QuickBooks Desktop for Mac, click on ‘Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release

QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW)

  • If you want to check the version and release:
    • On QuickBooks Desktop, go to Reports > QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW)
    • As soon as the program opens, choose Help > About QuickBooks Statement Writer. You can find the information about the version in the About window.
  • Updating QuickBooks Statement Writer:
    • Open QuickBooks Statement Writer
    • Select Help Center > Update

QuickBooks Basic or Enhanced Payroll (For US Only)

  • Check the payroll version:
    • If you are using QuickBooks Desktop, go to Employees and then to Payroll Center.
    • Select the Payroll tab and to see the Subscription Status window
  • If you want to download the latest payroll update, then see Download the latest payroll tax table.

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QuickBooks Point of Sale (US Only)

  • You can go the Help menu and then, ‘About Point of Sale’ to check the POS version and release. You can find the edition and version in the product line at the top.
  • If you want to update QuickBooks Point of Sale, you can check ‘Update QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop to the latest release’.

QuickBooks Merchant Services or QuickBooks Payments (US Only)

Till time, there is no version available for Merchant Services or Payments and QuickBooks is the only software used as an entry point to the Merchant Services (IMS) Server.

Wrapping up!

We hope that the above given article helped you to understand the procedure to address your query about determining your QuickBooks desktop version and release. However, If you need any type of further information on this topic then you can take help from our Intuit Certified ProAdvisors.

In order to get instant help & support for you QB issues you can contact our QuickBooks Support team. We are available with 24 hour of customer service. Dial 1-844-405-0907 and speak with one of our accounting expert.

 

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