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    Configure the Windows Firewall to work with QuickBooks

    Article ID: 1000504

    Overview

    You may need to adjust your Windows Firewall settings to allow QuickBooks access to the Internet. The easiest way to do this is by adding QuickBooks program files to the firewall exceptions list.

    You can also allow access by opening ports. This is a less secure method, but you can use advanced options to increase security.

    The following QuickBooks program files require Internet access:

    • C:\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
    • C:\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBupdate\QBupdate.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks [year]\QBDBMgrN.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks [year]\QBDBMgr.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks [year]\QBW32.exe

    Expected Outcome

    Your Windows Firewall allows Internet access to QuickBooks.

    Assumptions

    Your Windows Firewall is turned on.

    Details

    To add programs to the exceptions list:

    Windows XP

    1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    2. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
    3. Click Security Center, and then select Windows Firewall. In classic view, click Windows Firewall.
    4. Click the Exceptions tab. Under Programs and Services, select the QuickBooks programs that you want to allow, and then click OK.
    5. If the program you want to allow is not listed, click Add Program. Browse to the program you want to add, and then click OK.

    Windows Vista

    1. Click the Vista button and then click Control Panel.
    2. Under Security Center, select Windows Firewall then click Allow a program through Windows Firewall.
    3. Click the Exceptions tab. Under Programs and Services, select the QuickBooks programs that you want to allow, and then click OK.
    4. If the program that you want to allow is not listed, click Add Program. Browse to the program you want to add, and then click OK.

    Windows 7 & 8

    1. Access the Control Panel:
      • Windows 7: Click the Windows button and then click Control Panel.
      • Windows 8: From the Start menu open Search. Type Control Panel. When located, click the Control Panel app to open.
    2. Click System and Security, and then click Windows Firewall. In classic view, click Windows Firewall.
    3. On the left pane of the main Control Panel window, click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall. If prompted, enter an administrator password or confirmation. Select the programs that you want to allow, specify the network locations of the files, and then click OK.
    4. If the program that you want to allow is not listed, click Allow another program. Browse to the program you want to add, and then click OK.

    To open and configure ports:

    Windows XP and Vista

    1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
    2. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
    3. Click Security Center, and then select Windows Firewall. In classic view, click Windows Firewall.
    4. Under the Exceptions tab, click Add Port.
    5. Specify ports 80, 10172, and 443. Additional ports may need to be open for different versions of QuickBooks.
    6. If you want to use advanced options to configure ports for increase security, click the Advanced tab in the Windows Firewall and use the appropriate Network Connection Settings.
    7. Close the ports after you have finished accessing the Internet in QuickBooks.
    Note: You can also turn off the Windows Firewall. See Windows Help for more information. If you turn off the firewall, be sure to turn it back on when you are finished accessing the Internet in QuickBooks.

    Windows 7 & 8

    1. Access the Control Panel:
      • Windows 7: Click the Windows button and then click Control Panel.
      • Windows 8: From the Start menu open Search. Type Control Panel. When located, click the Control Panel app to open.
    2. Click System and Security, and then click Windows Firewall. In classic view, click Windows Firewall.
    3. On the left pane of the main Control Panel window, click Advanced Settings. If prompted, enter an administrator password or confirmation.
    4. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security dialog box, in the left pane, click Inbound Rules, and then in the right pane, click New Rule.
    5. Follow the instructions in the New Inbound Rule wizard.
    6. Specify ports 80, 10172, and 443. Additional ports may need to be open for different versions of QuickBooks.
    7. Close the ports after you have finished accessing the Internet in QuickBooks.
    Note: You can also turn off the Windows Firewall. See Windows Help for more information. If you turn off the firewall, be sure to turn it back on when you are finished accessing the Internet in QuickBooks.

    For more information, visit the Microsoft Support website.

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