Steps to Eliminate QuickBooks Database Server Manager Stopped Working Issue


QuickBooks database server manager is a crucial service required to access company files. Problems while accessing this service can lead to the QBDBMgrN not running on this computer error message on the screen. This issue can arise due to firewall obstructions blocking the internet connection. If you are getting the QuickBooks database server manager stopped working issue, you can use the solutions provided in this article to address it once and for all.

If you are having trouble understanding the steps or resolving the error code on your own, you can reach out to us at 1-855-856-0042 to get assistance from our technical support team.

Possible Reasons for the QuickBooks Database Server Manager Failed to Start Issue.

If your QuickBooks server not running, the following common scenarios might be responsible –

  1. Incorrect firewall configuration is causing an obstruction while running the database service.
  2. There are internet connectivity issues while connecting with the database manager, which is preventing users from running company files.
  3. The database server manager is not running correctly, and the service might be corrupted/damaged.
  4. The QB database server manager is inactive, missing, or outdated in the application.
  5. Essential files, like the ND and TLG files, are not running correctly, or the files might be damaged/corrupted.

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How to Reliably Rectify the QuickBooks Database Service won’t Start Issue?

You can easily resolve the QBDBMgrN keeps stopping issue by performing the steps given below –

Step 1 – Update the Windows Firewall and Reconfigure the Settings

To successfully run the database service in QuickBooks, you need to modify the firewall settings.

  1. Press Windows + Rand type Control Panel in the Run window to click the System and Security
  2. Alternatively, you can also use the “cpl” command to open the firewall settings and click Check for Updatesunder the Update your Firewall Settings section.
  3. Click Update Now and choose the Use Recommended Settingsoption to install the firewall updates and restart your computer.

Step 2 – Reinstall QuickBooks by Activating the QB Clean Install Tool from the Tool Hub

You can rectify the QuickBooks database server manager is not running on the server issue by reinstalling the application.

  1. Press Windows + Rto get the Run command dialog box and type cpl in the text box to get the list of programs on your Windows operating system.
  2. Double-click QuickBooks Desktop and proceed with the instructions on the screen to completely uninstall QB and run the QuickBooks Tool Hubto go to the Installation Issues
  3. SelectClean Install Tool and follow the instructions to get rid of any residual files left after removing QuickBooks, and once done, download the correct QB version and run the setup file to begin the installation.
  4. Fill in all the necessary info required to activate the product and re-try to access the company file by running the QBDBMgrN service.


You can address the QuickBooks database server manager stopped working issue by performing the steps given above. If the error code persists, you can call us at 1-855-856-0042 to get professional help from our QB team.

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