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QuickBooks Desktop Error H101, H202, H303, or H505

QuickBooks Error H101 H202 H303 or H505

While operating QuickBooks, and performing functions that help in preparing financial reports, users may require to access files which may be located on different desktops. The QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505 are encountered during multi-user operations. A few simple steps can be followed to resolve the errors faced on QuickBooks.

The following article seeks to analyze why you may be facing the QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505, and what can be done to resolve it.

What is QuickBooks Error H202?

This error comes up when you may try to access files on a different computer, whose server is not reachable.

Quickbooks Error H202

What are QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 and H505?

These errors come up when you may try to access files on a different computer, but the computer then requires an extra installation to proceed further.

The discrepancy in communication between the various users or servers may be due to:

  • Incorrect DNS settings
  • QuickBooksDBXX/QBCF and other such services have not been initiated
  • The configurations for hosting are incorrect
  • QuickBooks Firewall blocks communication
  • The .nd files are damaged, preventing access
  • QuickBooks is unable to locate the IP address of the host device

Also Read: Fix QuickBooks Update Errors: 12002, 12007, 12009, 12029

How You Can Resolve the QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505?

QuickBooks suggest following some steps in order to rectify the error. It is important to note that not all solutions have to be followed to allow smooth functioning, and the error can be resolved by following any one of the given solutions.

Solution 1:

Run QuickBooks File Doctor

  • On the server, you will be able to download the QuickBooks File Doctor.
  • Run the program and select the file from the drop-down menu
  • Click on Check your Network and Continue
  • Choose Server and click Yes to share the folder

If you still face the error, it may mean that the problem has arisen not from the server, but from the workstation. Instead of choosing Server, as you did in the last step, choose Workstation and continue until the problem is resolved.

Solution 2:

Authenticate Hosting

Quickbooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505

  • For this, QuickBooks needs to be run on each desktop
  • Select File and Utilities
  • Make sure that your computer shows Host Multi-user Access in the drop-down list
  • On the next desktop, click on Stop Hosting Multi-user access
  • Repeat these steps on every desktop

Solution 3:

Authenticate Services

QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505

  • Ensure that QuickBooksDBXX and QBCFMonitor Service are running
  • Go to Windows Start
  • Hold Windows + R to open the Run box
  • Type MSC and click Enter
  • Search for QuickBooksDBXX as you scroll down

If you are unable to find it,

  • Ensure that the Database Server Manager is installed and running
  • Proceed to enable hosting
  • Double click QuickBooksDBXX to make sure it is running and startup is automatic
  • Click on the Recovery tab
  • On First Failure, go to the drop down menu, right click Restart the Service
  • Repeat the same for the Subsequent Failures drop down
  • Select OK and repeat all the steps on QBCFMonitor Service

You should now be able to carry out your operations smoothly. If you ever come across any complications while following these steps, feel free to contact the support center at +1-888-905-3553.

Solution 4:

Configure the Firewall settings

  • Connect to Windows Firewall Settings
  • Right-click Outbound Rules, and then click on New Rules
  • Select Ports and go Next
  • Pick TCP and go Next
  • Choose Allow the Connection and go Next
  • In the open text box, type “QuickBooks ports” and click Finish

The above solutions should be able to resolve QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505.

What more can I do to resolve such QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505?

QuickBooks Error H101, H202, H303 or H505 occur due to configuration or network connectivity errors on either of the desktops. QuickBooks seeks to allow smooth and efficient functioning of operations to help in bookkeeping and finance. If the above solutions do not work, you may also add a server into the Windows Host File or may create a new folder on the host desktop and share the company file.

You may also Contact the 24/7 customer care center on the toll-free number +1-888-905-3553 which can be reached from any location and at any time. Visit the official Quickbooks Desktop Support website for further details and guidance.

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