It may be necessary to edit the Windows hosts file to resolve H202 or other multi-user errors when opening QuickBooks Desktop over a network.

How to fix it

This solution is intended to be used as a workaround to bypass broken Domain Name Settings (DNS) within Windows. If you are not comfortable with these steps or have questions relating to DNS settings, Intuit recommends you contact a qualified IT professional or refer to Microsoft article.

To perform the following steps, you need Administrator access to the server and any computers connected to the server. It is recommended to have a pen/paper handy to write down the required information as you may be going back and forth to computers.



After completing steps 1 and 2, open QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

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