In case your firewall blocks Internet access required for specific QuickBooks programs or files, you are likely to encounter errors. When you update your firewall to its latest version, chances are that you will fix this issue or you may be required to configure your firewall software. You may have to add exceptions for QuickBooks firewall ports.
When the QuickBooks File Doctor is made to run automatically, it opens the QuickBooks ports blocked by the firewall. This tool can thus be used to configure the Windows Firewall if in case Windows firewall is blocking QuickBooks.
To get the port number for QuickBooks 2019 you may try:
Note: If you are planning on amending your QuickBooks ports assignment, you can do so by choosing Renew. However, you must visit the Scan Folder and tap on Scan Now to reset your firewall permissions. You can only renew 2019 ports, QuickBooks 2018 firewall ports, QuickBooks 2017 firewall ports and firewall ports used by QuickBooks versions before 2017 are static ports.
QuickBooks Desktop 2018 and other previous versions make use of static ports, with a given range per year version. The port format followed by them is 8019, XXXXX, XXXXX-XXXXX.
IMPORTANT: In case you’ve installed, or will be using many year versions of QuickBooks Desktop, it is important that you conduct the following for every year version.
QuickBooks Desktop 2019: 8019, XXXXX
QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 8019, 56728, 55378-55382
QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 56727, 55373-55377
QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
After you have performed these steps, just try opening QuickBooks Desktop again in QuickBooks multi-user mode or over your network to see if the problem has been fixed.
In case you are still experiencing error or issues with connectivity, create exceptions to programs QuickBooks makes use of in Windows firewall.
QuickBooks makes use of executable files to conduct many functions. For executable files list, you have to go through the section given below – configure your firewall or antivirus programs. Then, come here back to follow the steps given below for each of the files –
IMPORTANT: Now, you may only conduct this if configuring the Windows Firewall and adding exceptions for QuickBooks firewall ports are not resolving the problem.
Ensure TCP is chosen. When that is done, enter the ports that are required for your QuickBooks year version. See the port number for your QuickBooks version in manually configure QuickBooks firewall ports exceptions section given above in this article. In case, you have installed or are planning to use multiple year versions of QuickBooks Desktop, then you need to add ports for each year.
If in case, you are using an operating system which is 64-bit, you should add executable files at the location Program Files (x86).
Finally, check if you are able to use the QuickBooks Desktop software without a firewall or antivirus software blocking the access. If you could not do it even now, then there is something else that is blocking QuickBooks and will have to be separately resolved to unblock the access.
If you are facing any issues with configuring your firewall or antivirus, in adding exceptions for QuickBooks firewall ports, you can contact us at our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1-877-221-952O.