QBDBMgrN is not running on computer? No worries!

qbdbmgrn not running on this computer

Good day, folks! Today I’ve come up with a usual problem which I have to face frequently while operating the QuickBooks suite on the computer or on the server. One such issue would be qbdbmgrn is not running on this computer. Whether you are using QuickBooks suites on a personal computer or on a server or using its various versions like 2019 or 2020. It’s a common occurrence throughout the QuickBooks software and is not a big concern.

Who is QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is an accounting and bookkeeping software for business purposes. A huge chunk of small-scale business establishments uses this software for an easier interface but for occasional errors and glitches customers of this software have to rely upon the help from the internet. This is where I appear as always.

QuickBooks software has a helping customer team on chat and toll-free call as well. But for more immediate and concise help you can check this blog. Please read the entire blog for a thorough grip.

What is “qbdbmgrn is not working on these computer/server/versions…”?

QBDBMgrN stands for ‘QuickBooks Database Server Manager Service’. “Qbdbmgrn is not working on this computer” indicates that the database server manager has stopped working. On the other hand, it’s also signifying, the system security firewall is disrupting the QuickBooks software to connect and communicate to the internet back and forth. For which, the software fails to establish a connection or to start simply.

Reasons behind the error message “qbdbmgrn not running on this computer

This is a problem that surfaces when you try to update QuickBooks software or try to upgrade it to a newer version. On the contrary, if you are using an outdated Windows Firewall or if it’s not updated, then the both software cannot sync and windows recognizes this ‘clash’ as unknown service and stops it from connecting to the internet.

If you’re using a personal computer, before you go through the brief steps, you can try out the basic steps given below:

  • Log out from your QuickBooks account
  • Now reboot the system
  • Then start QuickBooks, and try to login to the account

Note: Script error in QuickBooks may occur when a user tries to access a webpage from the QuickBooks application. You can get avail here by 10 handy tips.

Some brief steps for qbdbmgrn is not working that can be attempted-

Install Windows latest firewall updates

  • Press Windows and R key together to open the Run window
  • Type firewall.cpl to open firewall settings
  • Select Windows firewall and click check for updates below the update your firewall settings section
  • Click on update now and also click on recommended settings option and wait until you get all the updates
  • Restart your computer and launch QuickBooks again

Restart QuickBooks database server manager service

  • Press Windows and R key together, to open the Run command
  • Type services.msc in the run box and hit enter
  • Search for QuickBooks Database Server Manager Service listed as either QuickBooksDB28, QuickBooksDB27 and QuickBooksDB26 and the last two digits of these represents 2018, 2017 and 2016 versions respectively. The same applies for QuickBooks version 2020 as well.
  • Right click on the right QB Database server manager service and restart
  • Now launch QuickBooks again.

Install latest windows update

Press Windows key + R key together to open the Run box

  • Type control panel and press enter
  • Select system and security option
  • Select Check for updates option
  • If updates are readily available, click on Update now
  • Let the installation to be completed and reboot the system

Exclude database server manager from firewall settings

  • Open the run box in the system
  • Type Windows Firewall and hit enter
  • Double tap on the list of programs
  • Now search for advanced settings and right click on inbound rules and select ‘new rules’ from the menu that appears latest.
  • Now click on Next option and then select program path option
  • Now exclude your QBDBMgrN.exe file. Operators can also get this file in the QB folder and now select the location of the file and press Next
  • Now allow the connection option and then press continue and next option simultaneously.
  • Click on allow the connection and then hit next
  • Now you will be asked name the rule and then click on finish option
  • Lastly, reboot the system and continue the work with QBW company file

You may add the QBDBMgrN service to firewall and its ports

  • Open the C:\ Program Files\ Intuit\ QuickBooks folder and exclude QBDBMgrN.exe file
  • Save the settings in the firewall and launch QuickBooks again
  • Repair QuickBooks desktop application
  • Before you reboot the system close all the programs blocking the QuickBooks software
  • Backup the company file
  • Open the control panel by launching the start menu
  • Now click on the programs and feature option
  • Now click on uninstall program
  • Click on program list and then click on uninstall, continue and select the options one after another
  • Now you need to click on repair option and then select next. Wait for the repair process to come to an end
  • Hit the finish tab and reboot the system if required
  • Now, download the latest QuickBooks update

Run the QuickBooks clean install tool

  • The first step is to download and save the QB Clean Install.exe file on the system
  • Now open the QuickBooks_Clean_Install_Utility.exe
  • The QB users are asked to accept the license agreement and select the accurate QuickBooks version and then press on the continue tab
  • A message will be displayed on the screen stating ‘QuickBooks is now ready for a clean install, please install to the default directory’, press OK.

Reinstall QuickBooks

Note: This method is same as the basic method above

If you happen to use the software over the server, you may follow these steps-
  • Check out if the server has installed QuickBooks programs
  • Check if the server has installed QBDBSM
  • Whether QBDBSM is working or not
There are more latest versions of the software. If qbdbmgrn is not running over QuickBooks 2019 and 2020, then you may follow these steps –
  • For the versions like the above, rebooting the system should be enough to resolve the issue.
A previous user asked about the QuickBooks’ QBDBMgrN error

Hey mates! I have been dealing with error message in my accounting suite QuickBooks. The message goes on like this QBDBMgrN is not working on this computer. What I gather is that this is a network related issue. If the windows firewall is not tuned according to QuickBooks suite you may say that our suite may behave in this way. The solution is to update both the parties, QuickBooks and Windows Firewall as well. Otherwise, the latter says that is the former is an unknown server. This has been a handy solution for me.

After reading this blog, you can consider my answer, if it is correct or not.


To draw a conclusion, qbdbmgrn is not working on your computer is not an error that will distort your company file or that you will lose a company file. To simplify the matter, it’s more of a network related issue when one software is unable to figure out the other software. You can find ‘qbdbmgrn’ in the C drive of your computer. Hence, if your entire system is updated along with the QuickBooks suite, you’re good to go. Follow this blog for more information related to QuickBooks suite and its issues.


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