There are several steps worth noting if you witness the errors H202 or H505 on the screen when you are attempting to shift into multi-user mode. If you are thinking about how to fix troubleshoot QuickBooks error H505 and H202, there are several steps that you can follow.

Fixing troubleshoot QuickBooks H202 error

People thinking how to fix troubleshoot QuickBooks error H505 and H202 should follow these steps for tackling H202.

  • Depending on how your company files are being hosted, follow the requisite steps for installation of QuickBooks Database Server Manager for every version used.
  • Your server will be in the PC where your company files are being hosted.
  • Post installation of the same, you can continue with the process.
  • You can install the full QuickBooks Desktop and Database Server Manager version on your server PC.
  • You can also install Database Server Manager solely for the server PC.

Thinking how to fix troubleshoot QuickBooks error H505 and H202 if you have Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2? Here are the steps to be followed:

  • You can consider using a different solution for hosting.
  • If you have the Enterprise Hosting solution via Right Networks or any other Intuit Hosting Providers that are affiliated, directly contact them for assistance in restarting hosting.
  • You will have to coordinate with the providers for troubleshooting the error in this case.

Downloading and installation of QuickBooks Tools Hub

Downloading and installing QuickBooks Tools Hub may sometimes help in fixing several errors. Windows 10 and 64-bit specifications are best recommended. You should download the latest version and save the file somewhere where you can seamlessly access the same.

Here are the steps that you should follow:

  • Open the file that you have downloaded, namely QuickBooksToolHub.exe.
  • Follow steps given on the screen and tick the terms and conditions.
  • When the installation completes, double-click the Windows desktop icon for opening up the Tool hub.

You can now run QuickBooks Database Server Manager from the Tools Hub. You can choose Network Issues from the Tools Hub and then choose QuickBooks Database Server Manager. Here are some other steps worth noting:

  • Within the server manager, click Start Scan if your company files/folders are shown. If not, click Browse, find the location of the company file and click on Start Scan.
  • The server manager will be repairing all firewall permissions completely and you should click on Close when the scanning process concludes.
  • Open QuickBooks on every workstation whenever you see an Error H202. Choose File followed by Switch to Multi-User Mode. If the workstations can easily switch into this mode without any hitches, then the error has been taken care of.

Other steps for fixing the H202 error

  • Check the services on the program server.
  • Open Windows Start Menu and enter Run.
  • Type in services.msc in the window before hitting Enter.
  • Double-click on QuickBooksDBXX from the list.
  • For the Startup Type, choose Automatic.
  • Ensure that the status of Service is Started or Running. If it is none of the two, then click on Start.
  • Choose Recovery followed by Restart the Service from the drop-down menu. These include First Failure¸ Subsequent Failures and Second Failure.
  • Click on Apply and then OK for saving your changes.
  • Repeat all the steps for the QBCF Monitor Service.
  • Open QuickBooks thereafter on every PC/workstation and visit the File menu for switching to the Multi-User setup. If things take place without any glitches, then the problem has been successfully tackled.

Fixing troubleshoot QuickBooks Error H505

If you see the H505 error or even the H101 or H303 errors on the screen, one or multiple computers/workstations have been set as the QuickBooks server. The server is supposed to be the sole computer for hosting the multi-user mode. You should turn off the Host Multi-User Access option for your machines.

Here are the steps to be followed by you:

  • Open QuickBooks and then go to File menu followed by Utilities.
  • Hover the mouse here and if you can see Host Multi-User Access, then do not choose the same. Shift to another workstation which is showing the error since this PC is not causing the issue.
  • Wherever you find Stop Hosting Multi-User Access, choose the same.
  • Repeat the procedure for all machines where you view the above mentioned errors.

Thereafter, shift to the main server PC. This should be one to host the computer files. Open up QuickBooks and then File followed by keeping the mouse on Utilities. If you see Host Multi-User Access, then choose it and if Stop Hosting Multi-User Access is being shown, do not choose the same.