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Build Your Own QuickBooks Server, Release Version 10-01-2017 Now Available

I am happy to announce that Build Your Own QuickBooks Server, Release Version 10-01-2017 is now available. It details a Windows 10 Pro QuickBooks server on a budget, featuring simultaneous multi-user access to your QuickBooks desktop accounting software from an office, multiple offices or from remote users anywhere with broadband Internet access.


Click “Buy Now” to purchase your copy today!



QuickBooks 2017 W2 Problems

More QuickBooks 2017 W2 problems popped up again this week. If one searches QuickBooks 2017 W2 problems on Google, seems that there are too many QuickBooks printing problems, QuickBooks fails to print W2s.

My fix… Uninstall Adobe Reader. Restart the computer. Confirm Microsoft’s XPS “printer” works OK. Install the latest Adobe Reader. Confirm Adobe Reader is the default PDF viewer usually by double clicking a PDF file and successfully opening it up. Restart the computer again. Open QuickBooks and try to print a W2. Fortunately, this fix seems to work for me every time.

I hope this helps and that you have the same success fixing  QuickBooks 2017 W2 printing problems.


Versions of QuickBooks Supported on Windows 10

Got that new Windows 10 computer? Intuit supports QuickBooks with the following versions, quoted directly from Intuit’s hard to find information page.

QuickBooks 2016 R7 and later: Good news! QuickBooks 2016 R7 and later is certified to work on Windows 10! If you are using a release of 2016 earlier than R7, you will need to update to the latest release in order to be compatible with Windows 10.

QuickBooks 2015 and QuickBooks 2016 R1-R6: Based on initial testing we have not found any major issues with QuickBooks 2015. Please see our system requirements for details of what are supported operating systems. If you have deployed QuickBooks 2015 on Windows 10, make sure you have .NET Framework 3.5 enabled (it is usually disabled by default from Microsoft) to ensure the best possible experience using QuickBooks on a non-supported operating system.

Ensure .NET 3.5 is enabled for QuickBooks 2015

Open the Start menu and type Turn Windows features On or Off.

Click on Turn Windows features On or Off.

At the top, you will see an option for .NET Framework 3.5, ensure it is enabled.

If it is not enabled, click in the white check box to enable it and click Ok. Reboot your computer after it is enabled.

If it is already enabled, then click Cancel and no further action is required in this step.

QuickBooks 2014 and earlier: QuickBooks 2014 and earlier is not supported on Windows 10. Please see our system requirements for details of what are supported operating systems.


Trial QuickBooks Desktop Software

Quickbooks-2016-BoxNeed to prototype a QuickBooks production scenario, trial QuickBooks for a client or use a trial to complete a test restore from an older version of QuickBooks?

Download QuickBooks trials from https://community.intuit.com/articles/1207255-quickbooks-desktop-trial-links-us-uk-ca


What Happened To Intuit QuickBooks’ Definition Of Natively Installed?

On September 15, 2015, I posted “QuickBooks 2016 System Requirements” noting the importance of paying particular attention to “natively installed” and Microsoft Office 365 web version issues. I also noted the definition of “natively installed” appears to be conspicuously missing from Intuit support’s website.

Fortunately, I saved the image of the page you see below. I would really like to know what happened to Intuit QuickBooks’ definition of “Natively Installed” software? But more importantly, I would like to know if Intuit supports QuickBooks in a virtual environment? It makes a big difference to those of us that build and support QuickBooks servers.

UPDATE 10/31/2015: The statement “Note: Natively installed means it was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means that it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.” now resides on the “System requirements for QuickBooks” page. Intuit’s intention remains the same without the detailed explanation and one less click. Fortunately, Intuit no longer states “QuickBooks is not supported in a virtual environment.”

Native Installed.