How to used a Quickbooks client software on VPN?

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Currently I'm trying to set an employee to used the quickbooks client software from home but the server that contains the database is in another location. How can I make this connections happen. Can I used a vpn connection to make this work if not what other solutions you guys suggest?

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I would create and use a VPN and a mapped network drive. This will emulate the database being local. Depending on what type of hardware you are running you might have a vpn client available to you from your cisco router or sonicwall firewall. If not Microsoft also has a VPN client.

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  • Kotinga
    RE just having two-user access, and having explored all sorts of options and comparing: VPN is buggy and problematic re folder sharing, router and port settings, IP address issues; Local cloud hosting for QB seems to require Win 2008 Terminal Server (expensive software and a dedicated machine); Cloud hosting takes the software and data off your computer or LAN giving you access anywhere you have an internet connection, permits ANY two users at a time to access and use the company files, and permits, depending on the provider, use of any printers. Static Ip may have to be purchased (a few dollars a month) and you are reliant on the internet connection being up. Need more than two users? Purchase another user license and add a subscription and it’s up and running. (Do a google search of "Quickbooks cloud services" to compare); And then there is what might be the best (WAN-type) solution for two users: RDP through a second machine on your LAN. The remote user uses their computer to access through MS's in-built remote desktop user software the second machine on your LAN running the 2nd QB license, which then can access the company files on that computer or another mapped on the network. Downside? Possibly difficulties or the impossibility of printing anywhere but at the LAN site...And you are of course reliant on the internet connections being up, as well as the local router/LAN and computer hosting the company files being up to use this approach. - SDD/Beaufort, SC
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