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Start or stop multi-user hosting

Why is this happening

QuickBooks Desktop will prompt you as needed to set up a computer to host multi-user access to company files. However, if you need to start or stop hosting on a particular computer, you can do so in QuickBooks Desktop. To find out whether your computer is already hosting multi-user access, go to the File menu and click Utilities. If your computer is already set up to host multi-user access, you will see the menu item Stop hosting multi-user access. If you have installed the QuickBooks Desktop Server, refer to the QuickBooks Desktop Database Server Manager.

Note: Microsoft® Windows® administrator permissions are required to complete this task.

The following error can occur when the service user (QBDataServiceUser) is not created with the proper system rights or the rights have been changed:

"To start or stop hosting multi-user access to company files, you must be logged into Windows R as a user who has Administrative privileges. Please log in using an Administrator account and try again. For more information refer to the help for Microsoft R Windows . If the problem persists, contact Intuit Product Support and provide them with the following error code (-6099,5)"?
How to fix the problem
  1. On the Microsoft R Windows R desktop, click the Start button, choose Settings, and then select Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, select User Accounts.
  3. In the User Accounts window, choose QBDataServiceUser from the list of user accounts, and then select Properties.
  4. Select the Group Membership tab.
  5. Change the access rights to either Power User or Administrator.
  6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  7. Restart QuickBooks Desktop.
Starting hosting
  1. Click on to the File drop down menu.
  2. Choose Utilities.
  3. Then click Host multi-user access.
Stopping Hosting
  1. Click on to the File drop down menu.
  2. Choose Utilities.
  3. Then click Stop hosting multi-user access.
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