QuickBooks POS Not Connecting to Server

QuickBooks POS not Connecting to Server

Facing issues with your QuickBooks and getting an error message like: “QuickBooks POS not connecting to server” then your problem is something that needs to be addressed immediately. QuickBooks Point of Sale is easy-to-use retail software that replaces your conventional cash register system and allows you to:

  • Track inventory,
  • Sales and customers,
  • Improves productivity and ensures proficiency with great speed and accuracy.

Implementing the software with hardware components helps you to time your productivity and helps in improving the Quality of your output. Teaming it with QuickBooks Financial Software allows you in smooth and automatic transfer of your sales information. It also helps you to streamline your business completely. At times, the user faces some errors with the POS system that hinders the business process, one such error is like QuickBooks POS not connecting to server.

QuickBooks POS Not Connecting to Server:

QuickBooks POS Error in connecting with SSL is one of the problems that is usually faced by QuickBooks clients. If your server or SSL is at fault then you may face issues connecting with client workstation and thus you won’t be able to retrieve data from the second computer.

This problem usually happens repeatedly whenever the POS Server workstation gets rebooted and the client workstation still has Point of Sale software running. In such a situation the connection is lost between the client and server workstation.

How to Fix QuickBooks POS Not Connecting to Server:

QuickBooks POS not Connecting to Server

Usually, rebooting the client system will fix the problem.  In case the problem is still persist and you face QuickBooks POS not connecting to server error, then follow these steps:

Total Time: 10 minutes

Step 1:

🔹 On the client work station close the POS application.

Step 2:

🔹 Then Reboot the server workstation.

Step 3:

🔹 Once the second computer is rebooted completely, reboot the client workstation.

Step 4:

🔹 Restart POS application on the client workstation

Step 5:

🔹 Check for the connection to the POS data file automatically on the server workstation.

Problem in Connecting with the Server:

For the users of POS Merchant Account Services who encounter this error message in version 3 or 4, can follow the steps to resolve the issue.

Reason for the Error:

  • A security certificate has expired.

Solution for Version 3 users:

  • Exit the Point of Sale on all workstations
  • Download a replacement certificate.
  • When you get a prompt -> Click Open -> Run
  • Choose Overwrite files without prompting
  • Click Unzip -> Click OK -> Click Close
  • Open Point of Sale again

Read, Write, and Update QuickBooks POS through ODBC:

Defining QuickBooks ODBC Driver is a highly potential tool that authorizes you to directly connect with the live data from QuickBooks Point of Sale. This should be compatible with ODBC connectivity. You can approach to QuickBooks POS data as a database – it means you can read, write, and update QuickBooks Transactions, Inventory, Accounts, etc. via standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect With us For Fix this Error

Its very likely that even after following the steps above, you may face issues like QuickBooks POS not connecting to server error. If such a thing continues to persist then your last resort will be to connect with QuickBooks Point of Sale support. QuickBooks ProAdvisors on the other end of the phone will help you get things sorted in no time. Thus its better to connect with support than to just keep on searching Google for an answer.