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Best Solutions to fix QuickBooks Error H202

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QuickBooks Errors H202 usually occurs when trying to work with an organization record that’s located on another computer, and this duplicate of QuickBooks cannot acquire the server on that computer. QuickBooks Error H202 can also occur while the user is attempting to work with a company file that has been situated on another PC, and that PC requires additional installation and setup. In this post, we are going to discuss the best solutions to help you fix QuickBooks Error H202.

Solutions to fix QuickBooks Error H202

There may be various solutions to this QuickBooks Error H202; some of them are given below:

Solutions #1 Verifying the Hosting Process

Since this QuickBooks Error H202 often occurs in the multi-user environment where one PC (the server) serves as a host, you need to ensure that only one device has the hosting option enabled by following the steps as mentioned below for each workstation or computer associated with project excluding the hosting computer.

  1. Launch QuickBooks by double-tapping its icon and navigate to File >> Utilities.
  2. Now, you should be able to find Host Multi-User Access option on the list that comes into view which means that this computer device is not hosting the company file and it’s secure to move ahead to the next computer. Also, you need to make sure that you don’t change anything if you get this option.
  3. If you tap on File >> Utilities and you get the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access, tap on this option which will stop this PC from being the host, leaving only the host computer.
  4. You will have to repeat this process for all PCs apart from the real host.

Solutions #2 Opening the Network Ports QuickBooks Uses to Transmit Data

Firewalls prevent your QuickBooks software from accessing the Internet accurately, and that is a chief concern. Different firewalls can be installed on your PC, but it’s not recommended to start using more than one. Let’s proceed and take a look at how to make sure the Windows Firewall does not block QuickBooks files:

  1. First of all, navigate to the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  2. And then tap on the System and Security and go to the Windows Firewall. You can also change the view to Large or Small icons and tap on the Windows Firewall instantly.
  3. After that, select the advanced settings options and go to highlight Inbound Rules in the left section of your device’s screen.
  4. Right click on Inbound Rules and tap on “New Rule.”
  5. Here, under the Rule type section, select “Port.” Then choose the TCP of the first set of radio options (TCP is always most recommended) and go to (switch) the second radio button to specific local ports.
  6. You may have to add the following ports in order to troubleshoot the QuickBooks updating functionality:
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367
  1. Confirm that you separate them by a coma setting right to the last one and then tap on the “Next” button after you have completed.
  2. In the next window, select the Allow the connection radio button and then tap “Next.”
  3. Now, you need to select the network type when you want to apply this rule. If you change from one network connection to another over and over again, it’s recommended to keeping all of the options checked before tapping on the “Next” button.
  4. Here, you need to name the rule anything you want, and then tap on the “Finish” button.
  5. Ensure that you repeat the same steps for Outbound Rules (choose Outbound rules in Step 2).

We hope these solutions will help you resolve this error. All the best!

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