QuickBooks error H202 pops up once you are trying and access QuickBooks in multi-user mode and also the multi-user connection to the server is jammed. H202 error may occur because the company file is on a special computer and QB needs some help connecting it. When this error encounters, a QuickBooks user unable to open a company file placed on another computer. So, given below are the causes, symptoms, and remedies to fix this error. For technical assistance, contact QuickBooks Support to talk with our technicians.
What are the key causes Behind QuickBooks Error H202?
QuickBooks software isn't ready to connect with the company file/files due to given reasons.
- Damaged QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
- The computer’s firewall system blocks the communication path.
- Unacceptable or damaged DNS setting.
- Unable to connect with the server.
- Wrong hosting configuration setting.
- QBCF Monitor or QuickBooks DBXX not running.
- Corrupted company files/file.
What are the indications of QuickBooks Error H202?
QuickBooks H202 error can have the following Indications.
- QuickBooks may delay or freeze.
- Your computer may become inactive.
- QB user isn't able to switch to the multiple-user mode.
- QuickBooks error code H202 message displays on the screen.
- You're ineffectual to open a company file located on another computer.
Steps to unravel QuickBooks Error H202
There are numerous solutions to fix QuickBooks H202 error. For best results, follow the solutions within the given order.
Solution 1: Examine the network connectivity
- Flip hosting on all the workstations.
- Take the server name from your workstation.
- Type the server name and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
If you notice packet loss or sluggish reply, meaning the network possesses to be repaired. In such a case, move to Solution 2.
Solution 2: Access the Network Diagnostic Tool
- At first, Download and install the tool.
- Examine the folder where the information file is found.
- Write the number of IP addresses and Network Interfaces.
- If the Firewall Status section has an Open Ports button, hit the button to allow those ports for QuickBooks.
- Check for the data file connectivity.
- Try and open your company record.
If the error H202 still there, try to add the QuickBooks port to the list of exceptions within the Windows Firewall.
Solution 3: Add your server to the Windows Host file
- Visit the Windows hosts file on your computer wherein the error is there.
- (C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc) by the utilization of Notepad.
- Open Notepad as an Admin, if required.
- Keep the insertion conversion the last IP address and write the server’s IP address.
- Hit the key once, and write the server name.
- From the File menu, select the “Save” option. After that, press Exit.
- Attempt to open the company file.
Solution 4: Make a replacement folder for your company file
- On the hosting computer, make a fresh folder.
- Share the folder and founded. After that, Windows will access permissions to share the company files.
- Now, copy the QuickBooks Database (QBW) file to a novel folder.
- At last, open your company enters multi-user mode again.
Solution 5: Fix hosting to local files
- QuickBooks and hit F2 to open the merchandise Information screen.
- Within the lower left, below the Local Server Information, choose Hosting to reflect ‘local files only’.
- Confirm that no other client system tries to host the identical company file.
Solution 6: Restart the QuickBooks Database Server Manager
- The open Windows Run dialog and write services.msc there. Click on OK.
- Right-click on QuickBooksDB19 (2009), QuickBooksDB18 (2008) or QuickBooksDB17 (2007) and choose the selection “Stop”.
- Right-click and choose the “Start” option. After that, close the window.
- Show extensions for the known file types.
- Right-click the Windows Start button and choose the “Explore” option. Then select the “Tools” option. Now, go for the” Folder” Options.
- Hit the View tab and erase ‘Hide extensions’ for the “known file types” box.
- Again, tap on the View tab and choose the selection “Show hidden files and folders”, erase the ‘Hide protected software files’ box.
- Tap on the “Yes” option and click on OK.
- Shut Windows Explorer.
Solution 7: Delete and recreate the.ND file
- In Windows search, write*.ND and hit Enter.
- Right-click on the.ND gets into the Results window and tap on the ‘Delete’ option.
- Confirm deletion when asked.
- Click on the Windows Start button.
- Choose All Programs, then choose QuickBooks and at the instant select the “QuickBooks Database Server Manager” option.
- Hit the ‘Scan Folder’ tab.
- Click on the ‘Add Folder’ button to navigate to the company folder.
- Choose the company file and tap the OK button. The because of the company file is within the Folders with QuickBooks company files field.
- Hit the selection ‘Scan’ to start the scanning process.
- After the scan is over, hit Close.
If even after going through all the above solutions you are unable to overcome error code H202 in QuickBooks, that means your company file is badly damaged and needs instant repair. Therefore, without wasting much time, download Repair for QuickBooks Software and access it to eliminate all the errors from the company file. If still, the issue persists, dial the QuickBooks Support Phone Number to get rid of this error.