How to add QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports manually?

Whenever I am trying to run QuickBooks in multi-user mode, it keeps popping up with windows firewall is blocking error. I am using QuickBooks Pro-2017 in 2 computers. I have searched and did everything recommended that I found to fix this error. While running the file doctor, it says “add QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports manually”. I have uninstalled and reinstalled QuickBooks on my both computers. Even I have turned off the windows firewall still get this. The only thing which I am not able to do is to add firewall ports.

Asked on May 16, 2019 in QuickBooks Desktop.
1 Answer(s)

Hi Simon,

Thank you for reaching out to the community. I have gone through the details that you mentioned about your issues with adding the QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports and how you tried to turn off the firewall to avail your books in multi-user mode. The thing is that the QuickBooks file doctor automatically adds the QuickBooks firewall ports when you run it.

Sometimes you need to configure your firewall software manually to enable QuickBooks desktop from running. Now, before we go into the steps to add QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports manually, we must first understand that factors that hinder you from doing so:
To get a step by step guide on add QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports manually, click here.

The factors that cause this issue to persist are:

    • While you add QuickBooks 2017 Firewall ports manually a system firewall might be blocking any incoming and outgoing communication.


    • The DNS settings might be damaged or incorrect.


    • When you add firewall ports the settings for hosting configuration are incorrect.


    • QuickBooks is unsuccessful in procuring the IP address of the host system or server hosting the company file.


If you would like a detailed explanation of the procedure to add QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports manually, you can contact the ProAdvisor or you can leave a comment below.

Answered on May 17, 2019.

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