QuickBooks Error H505 is one of the common error code reported by the users and is identified as multiple user host configuration problem and falls under the category of technical errors.
This QuickBooks error occurs when the user attempts accessing his organizational files through another system that does not hosts any configuration for QuickBooks installation. Finally QuickBooks error H505 occurs and hinders the work process of the user.
Reasons for QuickBooks Error H505
- The firewall of your system might have blocked the access to other computers which you want to access
- QuickBooks software was not able to obtain the IP address of the computer which it wants to access
- .ND file is corrupt
- The configuration setting for hosting is incorrect
Step to Fix QuickBooks Error H505
I – Firewall Settings
- Go to the “Control Panel” of your computer
- Look for “Firewall Settings” and select the option ” Allow a Program through Firewall”
- Next, to add QuickBooks to the exception list select the option Add Programs àAdd QuicksBooks
- To ensure that the changes made are applied reboot your machine
II – Host Setting for QuickBooks
- To analyze the hosting settings start the QuickBooks application on the configured multi-user computers
- Turn off hosting by Select FileàUtilitiesà Stop Hosting Multi User Configuration
- Turn the file hosting on one machine by selecting FileàUtilitiesà Host Multi User Configuration. Do this step for both the multi user configured machine
- Once the hosting settings are updated on both the machines, reboot your machines
III – Change the location of QuickBooks Folder
- Create a “Shared” folder on the host computer and give it permission to access all the company files
- In case, if you are not able to access file server for QuickBooks you need the assistance from an your IT Administrator
- After you got the access to the server files copy the file “.qbw” to a New Folder
- Now open all your companies files in “Multi-User” mode
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