john kartan
by on September 1, 2021

QuickBooks accounting software is used to keep track of the financial data of your company. The application is user-friendly and productive; however, you may sometimes face a few errors. You can fix the errors by yourself if you know the cause of the error. Let’s take an example of the error message “QuickBooks database server manager not running on this computer.” You see the error message while setting the multi-user mode to use the QuickBooks Database Server Manager. The error can get triggered due to various causes. If you are stuck with the error message “QBDBMgrN not running on this computer” and don’t know how to troubleshoot the error, this article is for you. Read the complete article to know what causes the error message to appear on the computer screen and how you can fix the error.

If you are struggling to fix the error by yourself and need technical assistance with the troubleshooting, dial 1.800.579.0391 and get help from a QuickBooks Professional.

Reasons Why QuickBooks Database Server Manager is not Running

The error can get triggered due to several causes. You need to understand the different causes and identify the cause that triggered the error on your computer. The most common causes of the error listed below: 
  • Improper hosting settings.
  • Outdated QuickBooks Database Manager Server.
  • Issues with the Windows Firewall.  
  • QuickBooks Database Manager Service is not set up properly. 
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Troubleshooting Methods for QBDBMgrN not Running

The most common solution to resolve the error is to update QuickBooks Database Manager Service as the error is mostly caused due to outdated software. Other solutions are to the causes mentioned above are provided below:

Set up QuickBooks Database Manager Service.

The improper setup of QuickBooks Database Manager Service can trigger the error. You can set up the QuickBooks Database Manager Service to fix the error. Follow the steps listed below to set up QuickBooks Database Manager Service:
  • Open the Run window by pressing Windows key + R on your keyboard.
  • Enter Services.msc in the text box and then select OK.
  • Then locate QuickBooks DBXX in the list of services.
  • Check if the service status is set as stopped.
  • Right-click the service if the status is set as stopped, and then click Properties.
  • After that, open the General tab and select Automatic from the Startup type.
  • Select the Logon tab and click Local System Account from this account. 
  • In the recovery tab, choose the Restart the service option from the drop-down of the first failure, second failure, and subsequent failure fields.
  • Finally, select Apply and then click OK. 


This article explains the causes and the solutions to the error that shows the error message “QBDBMgrN not running on this computer.” The solutions included above in this article are checking hosting settings on the server and setting up QuickBooks Database Manager Service. You need to configure the Windows firewall if the error is not resolved yet. Dial 1.800.579.0391 if you are unable to troubleshoot the error by yourself and need help from a QuickBooks Expert. 
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