Networking QuickBooks Requires Mapping A Network Drive

I’ve been all over the map about QuickBooks requirement to map a network drive in a QuickBooks multi user setup. For awhile, UNC paths were the way to go. First it was \\[server name]\[share name] not mapped, then \\[ip address]\[share name] not mapped. Now it appears that we’re back to mapped drives.

Straight from the source, Intuit spells out QuickBooks curent thinking about mapped drives below.

QuickBooks Map Drive

The take away: Do it by the book, there must be a good reason.

I’ve learned from experience that when picking a drive letter, choose something above LMNOP and make it the same for every computer accessing QuickBooks.