QuickBooks Shipping Manager Networked

Looks like your shipping manager information is spread across several computers? Follow these instructions to network QuickBooks Shipping Manager for multi-user fuctionality.

Determine which QuickBooks computer contains the best shipping manager information. It may be on the main QuickBooks computer or the QuickBooks computer in the warehouse.

Locate the shipping manager database in a hidden folder named “Shipping Manager” at

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Intuit\ShippingManager\

Copy the folder named “Shipping Manager” then paste into the shared company files folder.

The path to your shared company files folder should be

“\\[host ip address]\[shared company files folder]\

Go to the QuickBooks computer that contains your hosted company files. In QuickBooks, go to the File menu, click Shipping, then click UPS or FedEx Shipping Options then Settings. You may have to set up “Shipping Manager” from scratch if you have not done so yet. Select “Connection Settings” on the left side of the “Shipping Manager Settings” window. In the “Shipping Manager Database Location” block, type the path to the database;

\\[host ip address]\[shared company files folder]\ShippingManager\Shipping Manager v4\Database.v4

Configure the “Shipping Manager Settings” on each workstation the same way. In the “Shipping Manager Database Location” block, type the path to the database;

\\[host ip address]\[shared company files folder]\ShippingManager\Shipping Manager v4\Database.v4

Now, all QuickBooks workstations should be using the same shared Shipping Manager database.

If your QuickBooks resides on a Terminal Services server, configure each user to access the Shipping Manager Database from the same location; typically, the QuickBooks data folder

[data drive]:\[QuickBooks Data Folder]\ShippingManager\Shipping Manager v4\Database.v4

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