The following steps explain how to install your QuickBooks Financial Software on a Terminal Server.

Note: While QuickBooks can run in a Terminal Server environment, only QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions is supported in this environment (with limitations). Enterprise Solutions support engineers do not provide support for the following:

  • Setting up, configuring, or enabling terminal services.
  • Enabling clients to connect to the server.
  • User permission issues for server connections.
  • Issues with terminal server connections (for example, connecting to the server or dropping connection).
  • Latency or slow performance issues.

Note: Terminal Service is a feature of Windows Server Operating Systems. We recommend researching Terminal Services or engaging a Windows Server professional before making changes in such an environment.

Detailed Instructions

To install QuickBooks on a terminal server.

Note: Log on to the terminal server as an administrator in order to perform this task and close all applications.

  1. Open the Command Prompt.
    1. On your keyboard, press Windows logo+R. The Run dialog box opens.
    2. Enter CMD then click OK. The Command Prompt window opens.
  2. Change the user mode by using this command:
    1. change user /install then press Enter.
  3. You could go ahead and safely install the QuickBooks application, but once the application is installed, change back to execution mode by using this command:
    1. In the Command Prompt, enter change user /execute then press Enter.

To grant permission to log on to QuickBooks Enterprise

 Note: You may need to log in as the system administrator to use the following steps to grant the needed permissions.

  1. Right-click the QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions shortcut on your desktop and select Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select the Allow Non-Administrators to Run This Program option.
  4. Click Apply, and then click Save.