QuickBooks support can be contacted if you are getting errors because of your firewall settings. It may inhibit Internet access which is required for certain QuickBooks features or files. Upgrading your firewall to the most prominent release will instantly make you to rectify this problem. You may have to manually reconfigure your firewall software.
There are 3 ways to treat the above query. These are set up firewall ports manually, set up exceptions and ports to the firewall. Lastly, set up the third party Antivirus/Firewall application. When we speak of setting up firewall ports manually, using the QuickBooks File Doctor can itself open firewall ports. The best tool which can be used to set up Windows Firewall is the QuickBooks File Doctor. Witness QuickBooks File Doctor: repair your company file and network (US, CA, and UK) for more information.
Make sure you execute the following when set up of the Windows Firewall is not able to resolve the issue.
Since there of high number of firewall applications present and their constant changing updates and versions, Intuit is not able to substantiate extra configuration steps. You have to cross-check your software’s manual or the software publisher’s web site for help.
In case you find yourself in the middle of doubts pertaining to understanding of the above steps, feel free to dial 1-800-593-0163. Contacting this QuickBooks support will resolve all your doubts regarding firewall settings and their blockage.
Intuit does not leverage or keep steps on the several internet security programs on the market nowadays. In often cases, you can be fine just adding the ports above to the Windows Firewall. If you still get errors opening a file over a network or multi-user issues, you may want to try putting the subsequent directories to your 3rd party virus application.
Ensure that TCP is chosen and type in specific ports required for your QuickBooks year upgrade: Basically, if you are currently using, or will be using several year upgrades of QuickBooks Desktop, you will have to add each year’s ports and in this format: 8019, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX. QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382, QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377, QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372.
The third way is to just manually set up exceptions and ports to your Firewall. There is a different protocol for windows 7,8,10 and server 2008 and 2012. Also, there is a different set of execution steps for server 2003. For both the cases you have to change the window firewall settings. In windows 7,8,10 and server 2008 and 2012, it can be done via changing firewall settings by adding new rule in inbound rule and outbound rule. In server 2003, it can be done by accessing firewall setting from control panel.
However, it is best to call QuickBooks support number for hand holding guided support for the execution of protocols. Feel free to reach out at 1-800-593-0163 for resolving any query related to firewall setting interruption for QuickBooks software.