How to Fix QuickBooks H202?

QuickBooks Error H202

QuickBooks Error H202 is a multi-user network error that generally arises when a user tries to open a company’s file in a hosting computer in a multi-user network mode.

Error code H202 appears with a pop-up display message as:

QuickBooks Error H202

Reasons Behind QuickBooks Error Code H202

Before we dig in depth with the solutions to resolve the error, it’s important to understand the reasons that led to the error. Here is the list of the possible reasons you may face QuickBooks error H202.

  • Corrupted or missing QuickBooks Network Data (.ND).
  • Internal components of QuickBooks like QuickBooksDBXX or QBCFMonitor are missing from the system.
  • DNS server connectivity issues.
  • Background active antivirus software disables the QuickBooks software from connecting with the server.
  • QuickBooks hosting settings are misconfigured.

That’s all with the possible reasons why the QuickBooks error code H202 arises.

Easy Solutions to Fix QuickBooks Error Code H202

Let’s look at the quick solutions you can execute step by step to eliminate the QuickBooks error H202. 

Solution 1. Verify the Network Connectivity

The first solution we recommend to eliminate the error code H202 is verifying and testing the network connectivity. Given below are the steps that you can execute step by step to test the network connections;

  • The initial step is to open the windows run command on your PC by pressing the “Windows + R” keys together. 
  • Now, in the insert box, type “cmd” and click on the “OK” option.
  • The third step is to ping the server from your PC. 
  • Moving ahead, provide the ping server name and then press the enter button. 
  • You can carry out these steps in different workstations facing the error code H202. 

Note: If the response you received is slow or you have lost a packet, it indicates an issue with the network connection, and it has to be repaired. 

Solution 2. Use QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

QuickBooks File Doctor tool is an online tool that can help you to eliminate many QuickBooks errors. To use the QuickBooks File Doctor tool, you have to install the QuickBooks Tool Hub on your PC. 

Below are the steps you can carry out to run the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool on your PC. 

  • First, you must download the latest version of QuickBooks Tool Hub ( on your PC. 
  • Thereon, as the downloading ends, double-click on the downloaded file to open it and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • As the tool gets installed on your PC, then double-click on the application icon to open it. 
  • Afterward, you will be able to see many options available on the left panel of the screen.
  • Thereon, you have to select the “Company File Issues” option.
  • Moving ahead, click on the “Run QuickBooks File Doctor” option available in the green color box. 
  • Afterward, select your company’s file by clicking on the drop-down icon. 
  • If you cannot find your file in the list, click on the “Browse” option to select the file manually. 
  • Next, checkmark the “Check File Damage Only” option and click on the “Continue” option. 
  • At last, provide the login credentials of your QuickBooks admin account and then click on the “OK” option. 

The scanning process will commence on your screen, which will take a few minutes, depending on the file size. As the process gets finished, then launch the QuickBooks desktop application and verify if the QuickBooks error code H202 has been resolved or not. 

In case, the QuickBooks error code H202 still persists, then try the next solution.

Solution 3. Run QuickBooks Database Server Manager Tool

If the QuickBooks File Doctor Tool does not help you in eliminating the QuickBooks error code H202, then you try running the QuickBooks Database server manager tool.

Lets’ take a look at the steps that you can execute to run the QuickBooks database server manager tool on your PC. 

  • Firstly, launch the QuickBooks tool hub on your PC.
  • After that, select the “Network Issues” option available at the left side of the screen.
  • Moving ahead, click on the “QuickBooks Database Server Manager” option available in the green color box.
  • Now, click on the “Browse” option, and select the QuickBooks company’s file. 
  • Followed by the above steps, click on the “Start Scan” option.
  • After that, the tool will start scanning the company’s file. Depending on the file size, the scanning process will take a few minutes.
  • At last, as the scanning process ends, click on the “Close” option.

Now, try switching to the multi-user mode, and in case, if you are still facing the QuickBooks error code H202, then move to the next solution.

Solution 4. Rename QuickBooks Network Data and Transaction Log File

If the QuickBooks ND and TLG files are damaged or corrupted, it can lead to many QuickBooks errors. In that scenario, renaming the ND and TLG can be a solution to resolve the error. 

Here are the steps you can follow to rename network data and transaction log files. 

  • First, navigate to the folder where you have saved the QuickBooks company’s file on your PC. 
  • After that, search for the QuickBooks Network data file. You can find this file by looking for the extension ending as “.ND.”
  • Then, right-click on the network data file and select the “Rename” option.
  • After that, add “.old” at the end of the network data file. With that effect, the new name of the network data file will end as “.nd.old.”
  • Similarly, rename the transaction log file from “.tlg” to “.tlg.old.”

Once you are done with renaming the files, then launch the QuickBooks desktop application and try to switch to the multi-user mode. After following the solutions mentioned above, the QuickBooks error code H202 will be eliminated at this stage.

Bottom Line

We hope the above-mentioned solutions have helped you eliminate the QuickBooks error H202. If you face any problem performing the above-listed steps, you can reach out to us through the chat box. You can also write us your query via mail at [email protected]. Our experienced and professional QuickBooks Enterprise Support are available 24*7 at the resolve your queries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question.1 – How do I switch Multi-User Mode in QuickBooks?

Answer – 1.Fist of all Click on the File menu in the upper left-hand corner of QuickBooks software.

2. Click the option Switch to Multi-user mode.

Note: If you’re trying to switch to Single-user mode in QuickBooks, the option in the File menu will say Switch to Single-user mode instead.

Question.2 – How Can I start multi-user mode in QuickBooks?

Answer -(a) Right-click the folder that carries the company file.
(b) Go to Properties, then select Security and Edit.
(c) Choose QBDataServiceUserXX and then click Full Control.
(d) Press Allow.
(e) Click Apply, and then press the OK button.

Question.2 – Why is QuickBooks so slow when I use in multi-user mode?

Answer – Still, check the train for integrity issues, If the QB company train is slow for all the druggies. While checking the QuickBooks speed, make sure that no further than one person is logged out of the company train. Go to the train Menu, elect serviceability, and also Verify Data within your company train.

Author Bio – I am Joe Watson, a technician by profession who has spent several years studying and working with different technologies. I am a California, USA-based technician, and I am engaged in helping users with their technical struggles with my intuitive and useful blogs and articles. Most of my works are based on accounting applications, such as QuickBooks. In addition, I hold a great interest in exploring new technologies and football.


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