In this article, we will assist you in configuring firewall security settings for QBD. When your firewall settings are not configured appropriately, the following process does not work properly:

  • Online Banking
  • QuickBooks update
  • Modifications in the company file if it is located on a network drive
  • Other add-on services

In order to update the QuickBooks program, configuring the windows firewall settings is very crucial. When you experience an error while updating QuickBooks, the most common reason behind that is the improper configuration of windows firewall settings. You can get in touch with our Intuit certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors of Dialsupportnumber to know more about windows firewall settings configuration.

Here is the complete step-by-step procedure to set up the proper windows firewall settings:

Steps To Set Firewall Ports Automatically

  • Download and install the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool.
  • Run QuickBooks File Doctor Tool.

The QB File Doctor Tool auto detects the issues and sets the firewall ports automatically.

Steps To Configure Firewall Settings Manually

QuickBooks desktop 2019 uses dynamic ports. Basically, QuickBooks makes use of exclusive ports, and the firewall ports are assigned to QuickBooks after the installation.

The following the official format of the QB 2019 port:

8019, XXXX (XXXX refers to the port number assigned to the QuickBooks Desktop)

How To Get The Dynamic Port Number For QB 19?

  • Run the QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  • Locate QuickBooks Desktop 2019 in the Port Monitor.
  • Make a note of Port Number. You have to use this number for the windows firewall port extension.

Things To Remember:

You can refer to the following steps if you work on multiple QB versions.

  • Open the firewall settings in your system and click on the Advanced tab.
  • Tap on Inbound Rules and choose the New Rule from the dropdown.
  • Select Port and hit the next button. Make sure you select the TCP.
  • Depending on you QB version, insert the following ports and click on Next:
  1. QuickBooks Desktop 2019: 8019, XXXXX. (XXXXX is the assigned port number found in QuickBooks Database Server Manager)
  2. QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
  3. QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
  4. QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
  5. Select Allow the Connection and hit the next button.
  6. If you are given the profiles to choose, check them all and keep hitting the next button.
  7. Give the name to each rule in the format: QBPorts(year) and click Finish to end the configuration process.
  8. For the outbound rules in multi-user mode, perform the same steps.

Create exceptions to programs QuickBooks uses in Windows Firewall in case there are any issues with the connection.

How To Create Exceptions For QuickBooks?

Different executable files manage multiple functions in QuickBooks, and for this, you have to make changes in Configure your antivirus or firewall programs.

  • Open the firewall settings in your system and click on the Advanced tab.
  • Tap on Inbound Rules and choose the New Rule from the dropdown.
  • Select This Program Path in the Program section and hit the Browse option.
  • Head to the location of the file and hit next to reach the new window where you have to select Allow the Connection and click on Next again.
  • If you are given the profiles to choose, check them all and keep hitting the next button.
  • Give the name to each rule in the format: QBPorts(year) and click Finish to end the configuration process.
  • For configuring the outbound rules, select Outbound rules in the third step and perform the same steps.

Steps To Configure The Antivirus Or Firewall Programs

You have to configure the antivirus or firewall programs when the above-given steps fail to resolve the problem.

  • It is recommended to contact the manufacturer of your antivirus program. The reason behind this is there are many antivirus products available in the market, and Intuit has limited sources to provide the solutions for each of the products.
  • In most of the cases, configuring the windows firewall resolves this issue; however, when the issue is still around, you can add the following executable/directories to your 3rd party virus program.

Steps To Add QuickBooks ports exception on your Antivirus or Firewall.

You must select the TCP to get rid of this problem, or else you have to add the ports based on the QuickBooks version you use. You can check the required port number to set the exceptions and port section. In case you use multiple versions of QuickBooks, each year needs different port configurations.

You can add the below-given executable files on your Antivirus program or Firewall:

Your OS is 64-bit one if you see Program Files (x86).

Executable files Location
AutoBackupExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
Dbmlsync.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
DBManagerExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileManagement.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
FileMovementExe.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QuickBooksMessaging.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBW32.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBDBMgrN.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBGDSPlugin.exe C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR
QBServerUtilityMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks
QBCFMonitorService.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks
QBLaunch.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks
QBUpdate.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate
IntuitSyncManager.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Sync
OnlineBackup.exe C:\Program Files\QuickBooks Online Backup

Contact QuickBooks Technical Department

QuickBooks does not face any connectivity issues if you set up the firewall and antivirus program settings as per the instructions given in this article. When you encounter any other issues while Configuring Firewall Security Settings For QuickBooks Desktop, you can dial our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1866-644-7717 to connect with our renowned and experienced QuickBooks ProAdvisors of Dialsupportnumber.

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