QuickBooks is easily one of the most preferred accounting software these days. However, some users have complained that they face the qbcfmonitorservice not running, keeps stopping or failed to start issue too regularly on computers. Usually, you can find the file related to the service inside the “C:\Program Files\Common File\Intuit\QuickBooks” folder. “QBCFMonitorService Not Running On This Computer” error message appears when a user tries to run QuickBooks Database Server Manager to set up multi-user mode.

When you check service status in the service window, you will see that the service is running without any issues. You might need to apply a solution to eliminate “QBCFMonitorService Not Running On This Computer” error message. However, follow our full article for more details on why this occurs and how to fix it.

What is QBCFMonitorService Not Running on this Computer Error?

QBCFmonitorservice is a program file that runs from QBCFMonitorService.exe in the QuickBooks Desktop installation directory. It enables QuickBooks to operate in Multi-user mode, which lets workstation computers access the company file on the server.

Several factors can cause error messages related to this file. If you see the error message “QBCFMonitorservice not running on this computer”, try these simple solutions.

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What Are The Causes Of QBCFMonitorService Not Running On Server Error?

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The QBCFMonitorService error in QuickBooks can occur due to various factors. One of them is the interference of Windows Defender and third-party firewall applications, which can prevent QuickBooks from accessing the company file on the server. In addition, some other triggers of the QBCF Monitor Service malfunction are:

  • Corrupted or damaged QBCFMonitorService.exe file
  • Incorrect network settings or permissions
  • Outdated or incompatible QuickBooks version
  • Missing or incomplete QuickBooks installation
  • Some third-party security applications like Windows Defender and McAfee often block the QuickBooks connection so that you can’t access your store’s company file.
  • QuickBooks specifically sets up for a single-user environment. It’s not currently possible for multiple users to share company files on this server.
  • QBCFMonitorService terminated unexpectedly on the server that is hosting the company file.
  • If you’ve accidentally deleted the QuickBooks Database Manager Service file (qbcfmonitorservice.exe) from the server, then it’s not too late to restore it.
  • You might be using an outdated version of QuickBooks Database Server Manager on your computer. A newer version might solve your server problems.
  • A virus or a malware attack has corrupted your QBCFMonitorService.exe file.
  • There might be a problem with the Windows Registry.

What are the Simple Ways to fix the qbcfmonitorservice Not Running error on your computer?

Follow these steps to resolve QBCFMonitorService not running issues

Step 1. Restart the QBCFMonitorService Manually

Manually restart the QBCFMonitorService
manually restart the QBCFMonitorService – Windows Task Manager
  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del together to open the ‘Task Manager’ window
  • Go to the ‘Processes’ tab.
  • Right-click the ‘QBCFMonitorService.exe’ process
  • Select ‘End Task’.
  • Click ‘Yes’ to confirm
  • Open the QuickBooks application again.

Step 2. Perform a full Scan on Your Computer

full scan your computer
full scan your computer

Use a comprehensive antivirus to perform a full system scan. Please make sure the antivirus scans all types of malware or infections including worms, viruses, rootkits, Trojans and ransomware. After completing the scan, restart the computer and check if the issue exists or not.

Step 3. Update the Settings of Your Firewall

Make the modifications given below to ensure your firewall does not block QuickBooks from connecting with the server:

  • Update the Firewall software on your computer (Configure Firewall & Internet Security Settings for QuickBooks)
  • Add QuickBooks to the list of exceptions from being scanned
  • Check if the ports through which QuickBooks communicates with the server are blocked
  • If you find the ports to be blocked, you need do the necessary configuration manually to open them. This will enable QuickBooks re-establish communication with the server.
update your firewall
update your firewall & adjust the configurations

Step 4. Repair Your Windows Registry

One of the reasons why you face the qbcfmonitorservice not running on server issue is that some errors related to the QBCFMonitorService.exe file creeps into the Windows registry. In this case, you will need to repair the registry by following the steps below-

repair the Windows registry
repair the Windows registry
  • Take a back up of the Windows registry.
  • Start removing errors corresponding to the QBCFMonitorService.exe file.
  • Restart the application and check if the issue exists.

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Step 5. Verify the QuickBooks Multi-User Hosting Set Up on the Server

  • Go to the QuickBooks Desktop and click the ‘File’ tab
  • Move the cursor over ‘Utilities’
  • Select  ‘Host Multi-User’ access
QuickBooks Multi-User Hosting Set up
QuickBooks Multi-User Hosting Set up
  • Click ‘Yes’ to confirm
  • Make sure that the option of hosting only on the server is activated
  • Make sure that none of the workstation computers is running the Multi-User Hosting
  • Now open QuickBooks and click the ‘File’ tab again
  • If you notice the option named ‘Switch to Single-User Mode’, it will mean that QuickBooks is running in the ‘Multi-User’ Mode. In that case, you need to click at the option to change to the ‘Single-User’
  • If you notice the option named ‘Switch to Multi-User Mode’, it will mean that QuickBooks is already running in the ‘Single-User’ Mode. In that case, you do not need to make any changes.

Step 6. Install the latest QuickBooks Database Manager Server Updates

  • The first thing you should do is find out what the latest version of QuickBooks Database Manager is for your application.
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2018
    • Intuit QuickBooks Desktop 2019
    • QuickBooks Desktop 2020
    • QuickBooks 2021
  • Go to the QuickBooks Desktop and click the ‘Help’ tab
  • ClickUpdate QuickBooks
Update QuickBooks Desktop - Under Help Tab
Update QuickBooks Desktop – Under Help Tab
  • Click the ‘Update Now’ tab and check all the QuickBooks releases and features
  • Click on ‘Get Updates’. The application will now install the available updates
Reset & Update QuickBooks
Reset & Update QuickBooks
  • Once the updating completes, restart QuickBooks Desktop on the server and the workstations.

Step 7. Set Up the QuickBooks Database Manager Service

  • Press Windows + R to launch the ‘Run’ menu
  • Type ‘Services.msc’
windows services.msc
windows services.msc
  • Click ‘OK’ to proceed
  • In the list of services, find the ‘QuickBooks DBXX’ service
  • If you notice the service status is marked as ‘Stopped’, right click the service name and select ‘Properties’
  • Go to the ‘General’ tab
  • Change the ‘Startup Type’ from ‘Manual’ to ‘Automatic’
QuickBooks Database Manager Service
QuickBooks Database Manager Service
  • Now visit the ‘Log on’ tab and change the option to ‘Local System Account from This Account’
  • Go to the ‘Recovery’ tab
  • From the drop-down list of the ‘first failuresecond failure, and subsequent failure’, click ‘Restart the Service’.
  • Click ‘Apply’
  • Click ‘OK’ to complete

Step 8 – Configure Windows & Third-Party Firewall

Follow our article on QuickBooks Error 6094, -0 for detailed instructions on configuring Windows Firewall and assigning proper ports.

Note: Make sure that the server computer and the workstations are able to communicate after reinstalling QuickBooks Database Manager.

Ping Computer in a Network screen shot
  • Access the server computer and open the command prompt by running the CMD command using the Run dialog box.
  • Type in “IPConfig” and hit Enter. This will provide you with the IP address of the server computer.
  • Move to the workstation that is affected by the error and open the command prompt window.
  • Type in “PING” followed by the IP address of the server and hit Enter to check the connectivity.
  • Once you execute the command, your workstation will send four data packets to the server to verify if it receives all of them.
  • If the server receives all four data packets, it will send the status back to you.
  • If the status indicates packet loss, there may be issues in the network configuration that you will need to address.

The troubleshooting procedures described above can help you to get rid of the QuickBooks company file monitoring service error. However, if you are stuck at a technical unease while performing the procedures. On connecting with one of our QB experts, explain the error symptoms and we’ll get specific solutions based on your description for resolving the qbdbpf log file monitor service not running locally.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most asked questions related to causes of QBCF Monitor Service not running on server or computer?

When can you get the QBCFMonitorService not running error on your computer?

This error mostly occurs with the QBCFMonitorService.exe file when you are starting the QuickBooks software. It may also occur when you try to access any file in your QuickBooks.

What are the causes of the QBCFMonitorService not running on this computer error, qbcfmonitorservice service terminated unexpectedly?

This error may be caused by one or more of the below-mentioned reasons-
The QBCFMonitorService.exe file may have got corrupted by a virus/malware.
Some errors may have crept into the Windows registry corresponding to the QBCFMonitorService.exe file
Internet access to the QuickBooks files may have been blocked by the firewall on your computer.
The QBCFMonitorService.exe file may have been deleted mistakenly by some programs.
Some programs may have been in conflict with the QBCFMonitorService.exe file.
The QuickBooks software has not been installed properly and completely on your computer.

QuickBooks multiuser issue, getting qbcfmonitorservice.exe error, Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe why its keeps crashing?

You can run the QuickBooks Database Server Manager on your server & check full version of QuickBooks on your server computer, first, turn on multi-user hosting. After that you can add services to your Windows admin group on your server. You need to confirm that your server computer is set to allow QuickBooks through your firewall. When you’re done, start QuickBooks on your workstations. If everything opens properly, the problem is corrected.
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Is taking a back up necessary before starting the fixing qbcfmonitorservice process?

Yes. Ensure taking a back up of your QuickBooks desktop Company file before starting any fixing operation. This is to prevent any unexpected data loss during the operation. Also keep the installation CDs of both QuickBooks and MS Windows nearby, in case you need to reinstall them.

Why is QuickBooks Desktop QBCFMonitorService not running?

There are many reasons that you are experiencing platform issues, but one such reason is that your version of the QB database server manager is outdated.



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