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Error H202: when hosting QuickBooks Enterprise 2015 file on a non-Windows Server.

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QuickBooks Enterprise 2015 has a capability to host the company data file on a non-windows system, such as Citrix or Linux. The most common Linux used is Fedora, and there are instructions available for setting up a Linux server to host the file on Intuit’s website.

But there can be configuration issues when setting this up and trying to run it.

One issue that you may encounter is an H202 error.

Intuit has released the following information concerning the error:

The following error occurs when opening a company file hosted on a Fedora Linux or Citrix server:

Problem with multi-user hosting setup. QuickBooks could not open the file in multi-user mode. (H202)

Why this is happening

This error occurs for one of the following reasons:

When the host name of the Fedora Linux server hosting the company file is set to its fully qualified domain name. For example, [ComputerName].[DomainName].com.

You have a 64-bit version of Linux.

How to fix it

Fedora Linux

 

Intuit recommends 3 solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try them all to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in order shown.

Solution 1: Add the Fedora Linux Server's fully qualified domain name to the hosts file of each QuickBooks workstation.

The steps below must be performed on each workstation that is running QuickBooks.

  1. Open the Etc folder:
    • Windows 7 or Vista:
      1. Click the Windows Start button and select All Programs > Accessories > Run.
      2. In the Open field, enter %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc and then click OK.
    • Windows XP:
      1. Click the Windows Start button and select Run.
      2. In the Open field, enter %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc and then click OK.
  2. Double-click the Hosts file. The Open With window opens.
  3. Under Programs, select Notepad, and then click OK.
  4. On the next available line, enter the Linux server's IP number, press the Tab key on your keyboard, and then enter the Linux server's fully qualified domain name.
  5. Choose File >Save, to save the changes.
  6. Choose File >Exit.

Solution 2: Edit the QBGlobalAppConfig.ini file on the Fedora Linux Server

 

  1. Open the Linux Terminal Window.
  2. Open the QBGlobalAppConfig.ini.
  3. Check the default range for ports and remove any spaces before and after the (=) equal sign.

QuickBooks Enterprise 2015

change

55363 = 5

to

55363 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 14.0

change

55358 = 5

to

55358 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 13.0

change

55353 = 5

to

55353 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 12.0

change

55348 = 5

to

55348 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 11.0

change

55343 = 5

to

55343 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 10.0

change

55338 = 5

to

55338 = 5

QuickBooks Enterprise 9.0

change

55333 = 5

to

55333 = 5

  1. Save the QBGlobalAppConfig.ini file.
  2. Stop and restart the QBDBFILEMON and QBDBMGRN services.

Solution 3: Create a mapped drive

Create a mapped drive to the Linux server's IP address.

If you still encounter the error, go to Multiple computers receive error H101, H202, H303, or H505 when opening the company file.

Citrix

This error occurs when the Citrix server is publishing QuickBooks using client-side application virtualization.

Solution: Run QuickBooks using server-side application virtualization

Because of the complexity and number of available Citrix server configurations, Intuit cannot provide support for specific Citrix server configuration issues. If you need further assistance with Citrix server configurations, check with your system or network administrator or a local computer consultant.

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