QuickBooks Database Server Manager Stopped Working | Complete Solution

by erica watson

When operating QuickBooks software, sometimes you can find that your QuickBooks Database Server Manager is not working, and due to this issue, you can’t access your company file that is saved on the server. When this happens, a user tries to rerun the database server manager, but that does not always resolve the error as several other reasons can restrict you from accessing the company file stored on the server. If your QuickBooks database server manager stopped working, all you need to do is follow the solutions mentioned in this article.

If you find it complex to deal with QuickBooks database server manager issues, dial 1-855-856-0042 and get in touch with one of our certified QuickBooks Desktop experts now

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Top Reasons why your QuickBooks Database Server Manager Stops working

Here are some of the most common reasons why QuickBooks database server manager faces difficulties starting up or just stops working.

  1. Issues in the installation of the database server manager are one of the most common reasons why you might face this error.
  2. If there are issues in the installation of your QuickBooks Desktop application.
  3. If you haven’t installed QuickBooks Database Server Manager on the server computer hosting the company file.

Now let’s move to the solutions that will quickly restart the database server manager and resolve the error.

Quick Steps to Fix Database Server Manager Error in QuickBooks Desktop

Step 1: Uninstall Database Server Manager on the Server

The Database Server Manager installed on your device might be damaged, and so you need to uninstall the server manager. To do that, you can follow the steps given below-

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl in the Run dialog and then click on OK.
  3. Select the QuickBooks Database Server Manager option.
  4. Click on Change/Uninstall.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process of uninstallation.

Step 2: Rename Installation Folder in the QuickBooks Directory

The installed file might be corrupted, and you need to rename them to reaccess Database Server Manager.

  1. Head to the QuickBooks Desktop Installation folder.
  2. Rename all the folders in the directory.
  3. Right-click the folder and select rename.
  4. Add .OLD at the end of the file name after the extension and save it.

Step 3: Re-install QuickBooks Database Server Manager

To reinstall the QuickBooks database server manager, you must install a fresh copy of the QuickBooks Desktop.

  1. Go to the official QuickBooks Desktop download page and choose the correct year, country, and version of QuickBooks Desktop to download.
  2. Run the downloaded setup file and follow the prompts that will proceed further with the installation.
  3. Make sure to install QuickBooks with the database server manager.
  4. Once the installation completes, register QuickBooks with the license information.
  5. Search QuickBooks database server manager from the start menu and run it.
  6. Select the company file in it and run QuickBooks Desktop.

Retry to access the company file and check if your error is resolved. If you still can’t access the company file because of the “QuickBooks database server manager stopped” error, dial 1-855-856-0042 and get in touch with QuickBooks experts for help.

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