QuickBooks multi-user network is helpful for organizations with many computers and users. They can simultaneously work on a similar piece of data and update new records. But, the multi-user network sometimes fails due to qbdbmgrn not running on the user’s PC. If your DBSM also crashes or stops responding, read this entire blog to explore through its causes and a reliable procedure to counter the problem.

Let QB professionals help you remove the issue from your PC by giving a call at 1.855.738.2784.


You’ll face problems sharing the company file on a network and even while using the software if the Database Server Manager stops running in the background. The causes of DBSM failing to run on your system are mentioned below-

  • QuickBooks Database Server Manager is blocked by the Windows Firewall and fails to run when QBDT tries hosting a data file.
  • The company file is damaged and causes issues in the DBSM when it tries to register the file on the network.
  • Incorrect hosting settings on your QBDT can cause the DBSM to develop issues while hosting a company file.

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Database Server Manager won’t run on your PC until you remove the issue that might hinder its functions. Use the following method to fix your DBSM and ensure it runs smoothly on your PC-

Method- Try restarting DBSM processes and reinstall it if you fail

Users mostly encounter this error if the DBSM is separately installed on their computers. Hosting a company file or accessing it from the network becomes troublesome if DBSM crashes frequently in the background. The background processes of DBSM might get interrupted by other applications or security software, which causes it to malfunction. You must also check the quarantine list of your antivirus to prevent QBDBMgrN.exe & QBDBMgr.exe from getting blocked. An easy way to fix minor issues that might cause trouble to the DBSM is by restarting its background processes, as shown in the following steps-

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch the task manager in your Windows.
  2. Go to the Processes tab in the task manager and search for QuickBooksDBXX in the list.
  3. Right-click the exe process in the list.
  4. Tap End Task at the bottom of the tab and close the task manager.
  5. Try performing the task that caused this issue earlier in QuickBooks.

If DBSM fails to run after restarting its background processes, it can be possible that its program files are damaged or corrupted due to a defective installation on your computer. Due to its damaged files, DBSM might stop randomly or malfunction when QuickBooks makes a request. You must remove DBSM from your PC using the following steps and reinstall its latest version from the official QB website-

  1. Go to the Programs & Features option in the control panel menu.
  2. Search QuickBooks Database Server Manager in the list and click on it.
  3. Tap Uninstall and click Yes in the dialogue box.
  4. Download and install QuickBooks DBSM again from the official QuickBooks website.


We are now at the end of this blog describing the causes of qbdbmgrn not running on your PC. The blog also helps with an effective technique you need to remove the issues, and we hope you’ll use it on your PC to use DBSM without any issues.

Consult a QB expert at 1.855.738.2784 if you need further assistance to resolve the issue.

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