Facts You Should Know While Resolving QuickBooks Error 6176 0

QuickBooks stands at the top of the list when it comes to the best accounting applications. However, that does not make it immune to errors and bugs. One of the common errors that we have noticed many users are getting these days is QuickBooks error 6176 0 when trying to turn on multi-user mode in QuickBooks Desktop to access the company file stored on the server. To remove your worries, we have come up with this post to discuss the reasons that often prompt such a multi-user error, along with the step-by-step troubleshooting guide.



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What are the reasons causing QuickBooks error code 6176 0?

Down below, we have mentioned all the reasons that can cause QuickBooks error code 6176 0:

  1. The multi-user hosting settings are incorrect.
  2. The Windows Firewall is preventing the QuickBooks Database Server Manager from connecting to the network.

What should you do to fix QuickBooks error 6176 0?

Solution 1) Check multi-user hosting settings on the server and the workstation

There should be only one system as the server to host the company file in multi-user mode.

  • Open QuickBooks Desktop on the workstation you see the multi-user error.
  • Select the File menu at the top menu bar.
  • Hover over the Utilities option in the drop-down menu.
  • From the side menu, select the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option if it is there. If the Host Multi-User Access option is there, ignore it.
  • Open QuickBooks Desktop on the server computer which hosts the company file.
  • Select the File menu at the top menu bar.
  • Hover over the Utilities option in the drop-down menu.
  • From the side menu, select the Host Multi-User Access option if it is there. If the Stop Hosting Multi-User Access option is there, ignore it.

Solution 2) Make a Firewall exception for the QuickBooks Database Server Manager

Open the Start menu, enter “Firewall” into the search column, and select Windows Defender Firewall from  the search results.
Select the Advanced Settings link at the left panel of the window.
Right-click Inbound Rules and then select the New Rule option.
Choose the Program option and then select the Next button.
Select the This Program Path button and then the Browse button.
On the keyboard, press Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.
Navigate to the following path: C:\Program Files\Intuit\QUICKBOOKS YEAR.
In the folder, select the QBDBMgrN.exe file and then choose the Next button.
Select the Allow the Connection option and then choose the Next button.
Make sure to mark all the profiles as prompted and then select the Next button.
Create a new rule and name it “QBFirewallException(name.exe).”
Repeat the aforementioned steps to create outbound rules, except you are required to select Outbound Rules instead of Inbound Rules.


Conclusion:

If you cannot resolve QuickBooks error 6176 0 even after implementing all the troubleshooting solutions mentioned above in the post, then there might be some issues with the company file. Our recommendation for you is to run the QuickBooks File Doctor tool from QuickBooks Tool Hub and see whether this fixes the error or not. You can also get the multi-user error resolved by contacting our QuickBooks expert team at the toll-free number (844)-888-4666.


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