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QuickBooks Point of Sale is requiring administrative privileges.

I try to log in and Point of Sale tells me that I need administrative privileges: Point of sale requiring administrative privileges has cropped up recently, here is an approach to help clear it up. The problem is that the user qbposdbsrv doesn’t have enough rights to launch the QBPOS database server. Without the database service running, […]



QuickBooks: Don’t Buy Pirated Software!

The Dangers of Purchasing Pirated Software   Due to a recent interaction with a business owner in California, I find it important to write about the dangers of purchasing a pirated copy of QuickBooks software. That means you are purchasing software from a secondary source that is not an authorized Intuit Reseller or from Intuit directly, […]

QuickBooks Online: Common Mistakes While Downloading Transactions

As more small businesses start using QuickBooks Online, we (accountants and bookkeepers) need to be prepared to support them. Clients often start using QuickBooks Online on their own, but then call us when they’ve made mistakes. One of the great features of QuickBooks Online is having bank and credit card transactions automatically downloaded every night. […]


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Customize the Navigation Toolbar Buttons

Use this procedure to add or remove buttons on the navigation toolbar on the left of the Home Page, receipts, and vouchers. To add or remove navigation buttons: Right-click the button toolbar. Click Customize. Select the field for the button you’d like to add and click the right-arrow to move it to the selected fields […]

How to Open QuickBooks When It Will Not Open

Occasionally, QuickBooks users find themselves in a Catch-22: They need to restore a backup in QuickBooks, but they can’t get QuickBooks itself to open. This can happen if your company file got damaged during your last session in the program. Perhaps the power went off and your computer turned off without closing out QuickBooks first, […]


QB Services: The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug and Business Security   The Heartbleed Bug is a weakness that allows the stealing of information that normally would be protected by the standard encryption used in many services on the Internet. This could affect websites, email, instant messaging, and even some virtual private networks (VPNs). It allows someone on the Internet […]

How Much Is Too Much? – Maximum number of entries for different parts of QuickBooks

Maximum number of list entries (list limits and custom fields) Each list in your company data file can contain up to a maximum number of list entries.   List name Max number of entries (Pro, Premier) Max number of entries (Enterprise Solutions) Chart of accounts 10,000 100,000 (10,000 in version 12.0 and earlier) Total names: […]

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QuickBooks POS: Email a receipt or order from Point of Sale

You can e-mail Point of Sale documents to your vendors and customers. All documents are e-mailed using the same basic procedure. When e-mailing documents, Point of Sale automatically launches your default Windows e-mail client, creates the e-mail, and attaches the document in PDF format. You must have entered e-mail addresses for the customer and/or vendor being e-mailed […]

QuickBooks POS: Notes on Reversing Receipts of Specific Payment Methods

When you reverse a sales receipt, the reversing receipt created is a return receipt. The amounts taken in payment on the original receipt are returned as change (on paper) to the customer as credits on the return receipt. In this way, the accounting is automatically corrected along with the other changes you make on the […]

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Prepare QuickBooks to work with QuickBooks Point of Sale

Before you can integrate QuickBooks Point of Sale and QuickBooks, you must install both programs and set up your QuickBooks company file to support the exchange of information. When setting up your company file in QuickBooks: Turn on inventory tracking features in QuickBooks so that you can integrate with Point of Sale. Only the QuickBooks […]