How to get rid of Quickbooks Online Login Error H202?

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments.

As we all are aware that all the software is intended to display some undesirable error messages during its execution and similarly, is the case with QuickBooks Online Login. One of the most common errors that are displayed over the QuickBooks Online Login is ‘QuickBooks Error H202’.

On occurrence of QuickBooks Online Login Error Code H202 over the tool, an error message is displayed over the screen as shown below:

“QuickBooks Error Code: H202: 

This company file is on another computer and QuickBooks needs some help connecting.”

So, in this article, we are detailing the best procedure that can be used for resolving the “QuickBooks Error Message H202”, easily.

What is QuickBooks Error Code H202?

QuickBooks Online Login is executable in multi-user network mode and thus, in such mode, the entire QuickBooks company files are stored over single server computer. This ensures the files stored over the server computer are accessible by the connected computer connected in the network known as workstations. Once this workstation fails in accessing the company files results in occurrence of the error code i.e. Multi User Mode QuickBooks Error H202. In short, the error H202 of QuickBooks is occurred when the single computer in workstation network is willing to establish a connection to the company files and is unable to communicate with the server.

Causes of occurrence of QuickBooks Error H202 are as follows:

  1. Hosting configuration setting being incorrect:
  2. The computer having the company files is blocking the communication including the incoming and outgoing signals
  3. Conflict with DNS server
  4. QuickBooks tool is not able to attain the IP address of the host system or server hosting the Company files.
  5. The services including QuickBooksDBXX or QBCFMonitor have stopped to execute in proper manner on the sever computer.
  6. The files having the extension of .ND known as Network data files have become corrupted or damaged.

How to fix QuickBooks Error H202?

Method 1: Scanning by Server Manager

The stepwise procedure that can assist the users in resolving the ‘QuickBooks Online Login Error Code: H202’ easily is detailed below:

  1. To the computer having the company files, launch the start menu followed by executing the database server manager of QuickBooks i.e. QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
  2. This Database Server Manager will work to restore the connection by scanning the files.
  3. On restoring the connection, the users are recommended to check the company files accessing function to check whether the error is resolved or not.  If not then, jump to the next section.

Method 2: Testing the Network Connectivity:

In this method, the users of QuickBooks are asked to ping the server from the workstation on which the error code H202 is being displayed for checking the connectivity with the network. Hence, to do so, follow the steps detailed below:

  1. Execute the ‘Run’ window over the device followed by entering the ‘cmd’ in the ‘Open’ field box and then, click the ‘Ok’ button or Press ‘Enter’ key.
  2. To the cmd window, enter the command as shown below to ping the server name from the workstation and then, press the ‘Enter’ key.

“ping [servername]”

  1. Now, as per the result attained, if the result is detected with packet loss or get a slow reply means that the network needs to be repaired.
  2. Now, again check whether the error code still exists or not, if yes then jump over the next method.

Method 3: Configuration of Firewall Settings:

  1. In this make sure that the server computer firewall settings is executing properly without blocking the QuickBooks tool. 
  2. On giving the permissions of Firewall through Quickbooks tool execute the workstation in multi-user mode onto the device to check whether the QuickBooks error code H202 still exists or not.
  3. If the error code still persists over the device, then jump over the next section.

Method 4: ensure that the services of QuickBooks are working:

Always make sure that the services including with the QuickBooks services are executing properly, to check so follow the steps detailed below:

  1. Execute the ‘Run’ window on to the device followed by entering the command as ‘services.msc’ into the box and hit the ‘Enter’ button.
  2. To this services window, browse for ‘QuickBooksDBXX’ followed by selecting it by double click on the list read

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