There are different types of networks that one can make use of for running QuickBooks desktop. This article unravels a long list of networks one can choose from. It should be noted that Intuit support team won’t be able to provide assistance beyond QuickBooks configuration to networks other than the recommended ones.

Go through the entire article to get a better insight into the recommended networks for QuickBooks Desktop. However, if you want to speak to our team professionals, then in that case, reach out to our team professionals and let them resolve all your queries immediately.

Recommended Networks

Network typeBrief Description
Local Area NetworksNetworks that have at least 40 MBPS transfer speed (bandwidth), either a workgroup.
Terminal ServicesAll versions of QuickBooks desktop can run under terminal services. However, intuit provides troubleshooting assistance only for QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise. See Intuit support limitations for QuickBooks desktop on a Microsoft Windows Terminal Server for more information.
Cloud hostingThird party companies host your file which you access over the internet.

Having a server in a domain and your workstations in workgroup/s can work, but you must have your authorizations set up correctly.

Read Also: Upload or Download QuickBooks Desktop Company File to Intuit

Networks that are NOT recommended

Network TypeBrief Description
Remote Area NetworkGives remote users access using analog modems or Internet Subscriber Digital Network connections from the host computer’s modem.
Wide Area Network (WAN)Computers are connected over long distances using telephone lines and satellite communications.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)Connects computers over long distances via the Internet using an encrypted tunnel.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)Copies files from one location to another. Intended to move files and not to open them.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)A device connected to a network that only provides file storage for other devices on the network. These devices do not have full computer functionality which QuickBooks requires.
Virtual Servers/Virtual MachinesMac M1 won’t work on a virtual network.

After reading this article, the user might be able to learn the most significant information related to recommended networks for QuickBooks Desktop. However, if there is any sort of query, then feel free to contact our QuickBooks enterprise support team professionals right away at 1-800-761-1787. Our team will ensure to come up with the best possible support services instantly.


What is LAN?

LAN connotes Local Area Network. It is a network that allows multiple computers to connect over a network in a specific region.

How do terminal services work for QuickBooks?

Terminal services provide an open window for multiple users to access QuickBooks remotely from multiple devices.

What are the benefits of using cloud hosting in QuickBooks?

Cloud hosting aids users in accessing QuickBooks from anywhere using an internet connection.

What to consider while opting for a host provider for QuickBooks?

When opting for a host provider in QuickBooks, users should consider different aspects. These encapsulate different security measures, backups, prices, support services, and compatibility with the installed version of QuickBooks.


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