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Re: trying to network quickbooks via vista
Remove the router..
connect the modem directly to the computer.
now chek if it doe not work.
go to device manager and uninstall the network adapter and restart the computer.
if it still does not work call hp total care for the further support..
if you are in the warrent then u will have the replacement for free
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The client and the server must be on the same network. If they are properly networked under windows, then the program will be able to see the database managers on the server and connect to the file. In some cases, your firewall my be preventing the connection. this site may help: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Articles/HOW12643
Choose File > Close Company to close the company file.
On all other computers that will use the company file, stop hosting multi-user access :
Press and hold Ctrl while you open the QuickBooks program and continue pressing Ctrl until QuickBooks opens completely. This opens QuickBooks without opening a company file.
Choose File > Utilities >Stop Hosting Multi-User Access. If that option doesn't appear, the computer is not hosting and no further action is necessary.
Repeat steps 4.a and 4.b for each computer other than the host computer.
Configure the QuickBooks server for multi-user access:
Click the Windows Start button and choose All Programs > QuickBooks > QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
Click the Scan Folders tab.
Click the Add Folder button, select the folder that contains your QuickBooks company file, and click OK. Repeat this step if necessary to add additional company file folders.
Click the Scan button to begin scanning. After the scan is finished, the company files in the scanned folders are configured for multi-user access.
Open the company file in QuickBooks. If you receive the same error message, refer to Settings required for firewalls to make sure your firewall is properly configured to allow QuickBooks access to your company file.
Open the company file in QuickBooks. If you receive the same error message, open a different company file or a sample company file located in one of the folders you scanned with the Database Server Manager.
If no company file will open, reboot the host computer and try again.
If you have a home network, try a Print Server with parallel port. You will connect the printer to the print server via parallel, and the print server to a network hub/switch/router (any of the listed) via a network cable, and the computer to the hub/switch/router via network cable or wireless.
Cost should be around $20 - $60 depending on make/model.
Error -6177 means that the file is not accessible at the location QuickBooks is trying to open it.
The reasons for this may be:
1. The network is offline. Make sure that the directory is available or that you're still connected to the network.
2. The file was deleted by someone else available on the network.
3. If you have recently updated Quickbooks from an earlier version, then the cause may be a bug with the product itself. It has been reported by other users that they experience Error 6177 everytime they try to open a previously existing file.
Might be a silly question, but - do you have Access installed on both machines? If you have moved the access file to your networking file, you'll need the main program on the machine you are trying to access it FROM as well...