QuickBooks error H202

Effective ways of troubleshooting the QuickBooks error H202

With the help of QuickBooks multi-user mode, various users can work on the same file together. QuickBooks Error H202 is an H-series error associated with the multi-user functionality of QuickBooks. The error appears due to communication failure between the server and workstation and prevents the access of the company file to users. We have discussed in detail the reasons behind the error and the troubleshooting methods for it.

If you are facing the QuickBooks error H202 while trying to open the Company File, contact us at 1.855.738.2784 for help.

Reasons behind the QuickBooks multi-user error H202

The multi-user mode in QuickBooks is possible through the coherent functioning of many components. Any issue with these components can get you the error, so let us try to understand the reasons that can cause the QuickBooks multi-user error H202:

  • Non-functioning QuickBooks Database Server Manager can cause the error.
  • The computer firewall blocking the access can also cause the error.
  • Incorrect DNS settings.
  • Failure to connect with the server.
  • Incorrect hosting configurations.
  • A corruption in the company file can also cause the error.

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How to resolve the QuickBooks error code H202?

As QuickBooks error code H202 occurs due to various reasons, it can be resolved through different methods too. The troubleshooting method depends on the reason causing it. These have been provided below for you:

Method 1: Testing the network connectivity

  1. Go to the ‘File’ menu and then click on the ‘Utilities’ option on the host computer.
  2. Select the option to turn the hosting settings off.
  3. Now, go to the ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘This PC.’
  4. Go to the ‘Network’ settings and make sure that all the networks are available.
  5. Open the Command Prompt, type “ping [Computer Name]”, and hit ‘Enter’ to ping a system.
  6. Ping all the workstations from the server system.
  7. Ping the Server from the workstation with the error.

Method 2: Use the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool

The connectivity issue between the server and the workstations can be resolved using the QuickBooks connection diagnostic tool. The steps are as follows:

  1. Open the QuickBooks Tools Hub on the server computer.

Note: If you don’t have the tool hub already, then you can download the latest version of the application from Intuit’s website and install it on your device.

  1. Reach the ‘Network Issues’ section on the left panel.
  2. Click on the ‘QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool’ button to run the tool.
  3. Wait for the tool to run while it diagnoses and restores the connectivity.

We explained to you the reasons and troubleshooting methods for QuickBooks error H202 in this blog. You should be able to resolve the error easily using the methods stated above. If this is not the case, and you are still struggling with the error, then you do not need to worry. Call us at (844)-888-4666, and our experts will help you resolve the error.


You may come across the QuickBooks Error H202 when trying to access your company file in multi-user mode. The issue occurs due to a connectivity issue between the host computer and the workstations. You should check and correct the connectivity to resolve the error. You can also use the QuickBooks Connection Diagnostic Tool to fix the error. If you seek an expert’s assistance, then contact us at 1.855.738.2784 

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