Terminal Services allow users to simultaneously have client access to a Windows Server over the network. Intuit recommends that customers research more on Terminal Services or consult a Windows Server professionals before making changes in this kind of environment.


While QuickBooks Desktop can run on a Terminal Server environment, only QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Solutions is supported in this environment (with limitations). Enterprise Solutions support professionals 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


Install QuickBooks Desktop on a Terminal Server

Before performing these steps, close all applications and log on to the terminal server as the Windows Administrator.

  1. On your keyboard, press Windows+R to open the Run command.
  2. Type in CMD and click OK to open the Command Prompt.
  3. Change the User Mode by typing the command "Change user/install". Press Enter.
  4. Safely Download and Install QuickBooks Desktop. Once installed, change to execution mode by typing this command: In the Command Prompt, enter "change user/execute" then press Enter.

Grant permission to log on to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Log in as the system administrator to perform these steps.

  1. Right-click the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise icon on your desktop and select Properties.
  2. Under Compatibility tab, select Allow Non-Administrators to Run This Program.
  3. Click Apply and Save.