What causes QuickBooks Error H202?

  • On a multi-user network, QuickBooks company files (QBW) are stored on a server computer. All other computers connected to the network (that don't host the QBW files) are called workstations. When a workstation fails to access a company file placed on another computer, it results in QuickBooks error code H202.

    Causes of QuickBooks Error H202

    QuickBooks error code H202 occurs when QuickBooks Desktop is trying to establish a connection to the company file, but can't communicate with the server due to one of the following reasons:

    • Incorrect hosting configuration settings.
    • The server computer firewall is blocking incoming and outgoing communication.
    • Conflict with DNS server.
    • QuickBooks is unable to get the IP address of the host system or server hosting the company file.
    • Some internal QuickBooks services like QuickBooksDBXX or QBCFMonitor aren't running on the server computer.
    • The network data file (.ND) is corrupt or damaged.

    QuickBooks Error H202 can be a tough one to resolve. However, with the right solutions by your side, you can overcome it and all other such problems to keep working on your QuickBooks financial transactions, uninterrupted. This post covers all the solutions that can help you get rid of QuickBooks error H202.

  • This error occurs You are trying to work with a company file that is placed on another computer and this replica of QuickBooks cannot reach the server on that computer. This error appears when QuickBooks software on your computer unable to communicate with the server.

    Causes of QuickBooks Error H202?

    • Incorrect hosting configuration setting.
    • When QB Firewall setting blocking to access company files or it’s blocking incoming and outgoing communication.
    • Damaged or incorrect.ND files configuration that allow QB to access company files in a network.
    • QuickBooks Database Server Manager unable to find IP address of host computer or using different IP address.
    • When the setting of DNS is incorrect.
    • QuickBooks services like QuickBooksDBXX/QBCF are not started.

    Solutions to fix QuickBooks Error Code H202?

    Check out the resolution steps to fix this error. Follow the Steps below in an ordered manner

    Solution 1: Try to recreate Firewall settings

    • First of all start your computer and then select as Control Panel heading.
    • Now go to firewall settings option as located under the Control Panel option.
    • Then choose firewall settings and then choose to allow the program through Firewall.
    • Click on to add the program and then add ‘QuickBooks 20xx’ into your exception list.
    • At the end, restart your computer device to check the changes that you have implement as recently.

    Solution 2: Change the location of a QuickBooks folder

    • § Now create a new folder in hosting the computer and share it & set as the Windows Access permissions to share all your company files.
    • Now press ctrl+c keys to copy the .qbw file to the new folder.
    • Then make a try to open your company files in a multi-user mode.

    Solution 3: Download and use the Network Diagnostic Tool on the host

    • Download and install and mount the tool.
    • Scan the folder your data file is in.
    • Click the Scan Folders tab.
    • Click the Add Folder button.
    • Browse to the folder consisting of the data file.
    • Click the Scan Now button.
    • Make note of the number of IP addresses and Network Interfaces.
    • If the Firewall Status section has the Open Ports switch, click the button to make it possible for those ports for QuickBooks.

    Note: If there is no Open Ports button, you could open up the ports manually in the following action.

    • Test for data file connectivity
    • In the Test connection section, click the Browse switch next to Company File.
    • Browse to the location of your information data file and select it.
    • Click the Test Connectivity button.
    • Make note of the Data Open Status and Advancement Status.
    • Try opening your business data file.

    Solution 4: Open network ports QuickBooks to communicate Configure the Firewall

    Uninstall the AVG program to modify the windows defender that comes built into home Windows 8. For any queries, contact the AVG guide provider or if you would really like to maintain the AVG software. Follow the given steps on each computer:

    • Make connection Windows Firewall Settings
    • On the left, right-click on Outbound Rules, and select New Rule
    • Select Ports and click Next.
    • Choose TCP and in the specific local ports box
    • Click Next and select Allow the Connection.
    • Click Next to enter a name in the name field (for example, “QuickBooks ports”) and click Finish.
    • Repeat above steps for the Inbound Rules.
    • Open QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

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