Step 3: Configure network and server settings
Set your network up to work with QuickBooks in a multi-user environment
Open the QuickBooks Database Server Manager by clicking the Windows Start button > Programs > QuickBooks > QuickBooks Database Manager.
Click Scan Folders.
Add the folder where your company file is located.
Scan the folder. Your company file should be listed at the bottom of the window.
Close the Database Server Manager.
Run security settings and permissions diagnostics
Play it safe by running some important diagnostic tests on your security settings and permissions. Here's what you need to do:
Note: If you have a third party firewall other than Zone Alarm, McAfee, Norton or Trend Micro, it may or may not be detected here. If it's not you will need to make sure that your anti-virus program works with QuickBooks. Click here to view the open ports you need for QuickBooks to work properly or see how to manually configure exceptions and ports needed for your firewall software. If these solutions do not resolve the issue, visit the Intuit QuickBooks Community site or contact a technical support agent for additional guidance.
The following helpful articles from our knowledge base provide further information and insight about configuring your network and server settings.
Improving Network Performancehttp://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/SLN54633
Proceed to the Next Step
You've finished with your QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise installation; now it's time to move on to Step 4: Upgrade the software on all your workstations.