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Fernando534 06-17-2004 06:46 PM

Accessing quickbooks files on Linux from WindowsXP
 
Hi There,
Is there a way to access a Quickbooks data file on a Linux server from WindowsXP?
Basically what I'd like to do is put the Quickbooks data file in a Linux server and then access that file from Quickbooks windowsXP client.

Any help is appreciated...

Thanks in advance!

Fernando,

paco36 05-09-2006 11:23 PM

Did you ever find a way?

I am looking into a similar venture.

-paco

rkelsen 05-10-2006 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by paco36
Did you ever find a way?

Am I missing something here? Surely a simple fileserver running Samba would do the job? If not, then what is the point of it all?

paco36 05-10-2006 06:19 AM

I know that older versions of Quickbooks allowed you to simply create a samba server to just share the files. However, with newer versions Intuit made it so that you must have a Quickbooks server application running for all of the clients to connect to. Unfortunately this server only runs under Windows. I have read numerous posts on Intuit's site about people complaining about how they run all linux servers but they must run quickbooks so they need to maintain a windows server just for that. I am not sure about how the Quickbooks server package runs under Wine and I would rather not use it. Hopefully I can find a way such that I can just use a samba filesystem and trick Quickbooks into using it.

-paco

rkelsen 05-10-2006 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paco36
However, with newer versions Intuit made it so that you must have a Quickbooks server application running for all of the clients to connect to.

Ah. OK. Thanks for the clarification.

How lame is that? I'd buy a different accounting package if that was the case. There must be thousands of different packages you can buy.

paco36 05-10-2006 12:44 PM

Yeah it is pretty stupid. The best approach I could think of would be, not sure if it would work, but to have the host application on a windows computer with a mapped network drive to a linux server. The only issue would be it would make a workstation run slower then it has to.

-paco


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