Update Guide

Follow these step-by-step instructions to update an existing QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise installation to the most recent version.

Step 2: Install the latest Enterprise

Download Enterprise

If you haven't already done so, download the latest version of Enterprise. Then proceed with the steps below, which will instruct you when to open the file.

Install the latest version of Enterprise software on the server

Reminder: We recommend that you install your Enterprise during after-hours, on the weekend, or when the installation process will least disrupt your normal work hours.

  • Close all running programs, including anti-virus programs.
  • Double-click on the file you've just downloaded.
  • Click Server Install. Select Database Server and QuickBooks Application

    Note: If you have server only install, then we recommend that you install over your previous version, or choose the full program installation. If you have the full program with the QuickBooks Database Manager on your computer, then you can install over the previous version, or keep both old and new versions. One Database Manager will run the services for one or multiple versions installed.

  • Follow the onscreen prompts until installation is complete. If you receive an error message during installation and rebooting your system doesn't resolve the problem, go to the QuickBooks support site at www.qbes.com/installation for help.
  • Open your company file in the new version of QuickBooks.
  • Sign in as the Admin. QuickBooks will back up your file before updating it. Once the company file has been updated, converted, and rebuilt, it will open.
  • (Optional) Once you have completely and successfully installed your new version, you may uninstall old versions of QuickBooks from the server, including any database managers. To do this, click the Windows Start Button > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

Additional Resources

The following helpful articles from our knowledge base provide further information and insight about installing Enterprise and setting up sharing.

Installation Center:

http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/InstallCenter/

Proceed to the Next Step

You've finished with your Enterprise installation; now it's time to move on to Step 3: Configure network and server settings.