How to Safely Resolve QuickBooks Error H202?

QuickBooks error h202 Windows 10 usually occurs when the user tries to switch the QuickBooks desktop application from single-user mode to multi-user mode. The QuickBooks error h202 code may also appear when opening the company file in the QuickBooks desktop application, and the user gets a message, “This company file is on another computer, and QuickBooks needs some help connecting.” The error message indicates something is blocking the multi-user connection between QuickBooks and the company file. To get detailed information on QuickBooks error h202, continue reading the article till the end.

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Causes behind QuickBooks error H202 Windows 7

Following are the reasons that trigger QuickBooks error H202 code:

  • There is some damage or corruption in the QuickBooks company file.
  • QuickBooks Database Server Manager is not running.
  • The system’s firewall is blocking the connection between QuickBooks and the server.
  • Wrong hosting configuration settings.

Let’s proceed to the solution given below to fix the error.

Quick Troubleshooting Solutions to Resolve QuickBooks error h202 Windows 10

Following are the most effective solutions to get rid of QuickBooks error h202 code:

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Solution 1. Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager again

To begin with, download QuickBooks Tool Hub on your computer and then run QuickBooks Database Server Manager:

  • Close QuickBooks desktop.
  • Get the latest version of the QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Navigate to downloads and Open the QuickBooksToolHub.exe file.
  • Install the tool hub by following the on-screen steps.
  • To proceed, agree to the terms and conditions.
  • When the installation finishes, the QuickBooks Tool Hub icon will appear on the desktop.
  • From the tool hub, choose Network Issues.
  • Click QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • If the company file folder is visible, click Start Scan.
  • If you don’t see the file, browse to locate the file and then click Start Scan.
  • The Server Manager will fix the firewall permissions.

If the QuickBooks error h202 code still appears, try the next solution.

Solution 2. Check the connection between the server and the workstation

Follow these steps to ping your server from each workstation getting QuickBooks error h202 code:

  • Click on the Start menu.
  • Within the search field, type ‘network’ then open Network and Sharing Center.
  • Choose Change advanced sharing settings.
  • From the Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing sections, select the Turn on network discovery option.
  • Now, get your server name:
  • Move to the server computer and click on the Start menu.
  • Open Run and write ‘CMD’ in the run window.
  • Hit Enter.
  • Within the CMD window, type ‘ipconfig/all’ and tap Enter.
  • Under the Windows IP Configuration section, note down the server name.

Test the server from your workstation:

  • Again, click on the Start menu.
  • Write ‘Run’ into the search and open Run.
  • Within the Run window, type ‘CMD’ and then tap Enter.
  • Type “ping_your server name,” and then press Enter.
  • Repeat these steps for each workstation getting Error H202.

If the QuickBooks error h202 code comes up again, move on to the next solution.

Solutions 3. Verify if QuickBooks services are running on the server computer

Follow these steps to check on QuickBooks services:

  • Move to your server computer.
  • Click on the Windows Start Menu.
  • Type “Run” into the search box and open Run.
  • Within the Run window, type “services.msc” and then press Enter.
  • Search and double-click QuickBooksDBXX on the list, where XX denotes your QuickBooks version.
  • Choose Automatic for the Startup Type.
  • Ensure the Service status is either Running or Started. If it’s neither of them, choose Start.
  • Move to the Recovery tab.
  • Under the First failure, second failure and subsequent failure drop-down menu, choose Restart the service option.
  • Click Apply and then OK.
  • Follow the same steps to check the QBCF monitor service.

That’s all about QuickBooks error h202. We hope the solutions mentioned in the blog help you fix the issue. If the issue persists, contact the QuickBooks support team by dialing our helpline number +1 800-579-9430.

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