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Learn to Set up Firewall and Security Settings in QuickBooks Desktop with QuickBooks Customer Support

Intuit has brought to you a platform to make your financial accounting service run more smoothly, cheaper as compared to other software. We will update you on the content about Windows firewall and security settings in QuickBooks Desktop. With the advancement in technology every single business is making a use of the software with the development in their thought process. If your Windows firewall blocks the Internet connection for specified programs or folder and files of QuickBooks, the error message is displayed. But you are not required to worry, our QuickBooks Customer Support team will update you to set up the firewall and if you are required then configure firewall settings manually. But make sure to take the full back up of your company file in QuickBooks Desktop.

Get along with these methods with the help of QuickBooks Customer Support team:

  • Download QuickBooks Tool Hub
  • Run QuickBooks File Doctor

QuickBooks File Doctor tool will help you to open your port automatically.

Method 1: Configure Firewall Manually

If QuickBooks File Doctor will not resolve your firewall issues, where you can manually resolve the issue:

Add Firewall port exception for QuickBooks

If you are accessing the multiple versions of QuickBooks Desktop on the same computer, go through the below listed steps for every version:

  • Either click on the Windows button tab on your screen or you can hold the Windows key on your keyboard.
  • Type “Windows Firewall” into the search bar and click to open Windows Firewall.
  • Choose Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click on Inbound Rules. Then choose New Rule.
  • Click on Port and then choose Next.
  • You must verify whether TCP is opted or not
  • Type the port number, click on Next
  • Click on Allow the Connection, and then Hit next
  • Generate a rule.
  • Name it as QBPorts(year)
  • Once you have created the rule, click on Finish

Same procedure will be followed for outbound rules, so get along with these listed methods to add firewall port exception

  • Either click on the Windows button tab on your screen or you can hold the Windows key on your keyboard.
  • Type “Windows Firewall” into the search bar and click to open Windows Firewall.
  • Choose Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click on Outbound Rules. Then choose New Rule.
  • Click on Port and then choose Next.
  • You must verify whether TCP is opted or not
  • Type the port number, click on Next
  • Click on Allow the Connection, and then Hit next
  • Generate a rule.
  • Name it as QBPorts(year)
  • Once you have created the rule, click on Finish

If you are capable of creating inbound and outbound rules on your own, then you are successful else contact QuickBooks Customer Support.

Method 2: Create Windows firewall exceptions for QuickBooks programs

QuickBooks uses executable files (.exe) to perform various tasks in QuickBooks:

Go through the below mentioned steps to generate the exceptions for each file on the table:

  • Open the Windows Start menu from the screen by clicking on Windows tab
  • Type “Windows Firewall” into the search bar and open Windows Firewall.
  • Click on Advanced Settings.
  • Right-click on Inbound Rules. Then click on New Rule.
  • Choose Program and then hit Next.
  • Click on This Program Path and then choose Browse.
  • Search for the specified files and click on one of the executable files
  • Then choose Next.
  • Click on Allow the Connection and then hit Next.
  • If the message is displayed, make sure all profiles are marked.
  • Click on Next.
  • Generate a rule.
  • Assign a name like “QB Firewall Exception (name.exe).”

Hope, you are satisfied now with the delivery of content, if you are still facing nay hurdle feel free to contact us at QuickBooks Customer Support and you can also list out all your issue on our mail id at support@quickbooksupport.net.  Stay connected with our executives available 24*7 to help you for making your accounting stress free.

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