QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Windows Administrator Required Error

This article is a compiled guide for users who are trying to understand everything about the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Windows Administrator Required Error.

This article will describe in depth why the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Windows Administrator Required Error arises, and how users can proceed to fix this issue for good. So users can continue reading on to discover the aforementioned information.

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Causes of the QuickBooks Windows Administrator Required Error

  • The QuickBooks folder permissions may be configured the incorrect way.
  • The installation of the QuickBooks Point of Sale application may be damaged in some way.
  • The user who is logged in may not be logged in as an administrator or may not have administrator privileges.
  • The operating system on the user’s workstation may be damaged.  

How to Fix the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Windows Administrator Required Error

There are a number of methods that can be implemented by the user so that they are able to fix the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Windows Administrator Required Error. Out of these methods, the user can pick anyone, and if the issue is still not resolved even after properly following that method, then the user can pick another method to fix it.

Here are all the methods that can be used to fix the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale Windows Administrator Required Error.

Solution 1 – Running Point of Sale as Administrator

  • The first thing that the user needs to do so that they can run the point of sale application with administrator privileges is that the user must close all the applications that are running on their workstation and then reboot their workstation.
  • User is then required to perform right-click on the QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale desktop icon. Right-clicking on the icon will open a menu, from which the user is required to select the option titled ‘Run as Administrator.

Solution 2 – Restarting the QuickBooks Point Of Sale Database Manager

  • The first thing restart the QuickBooks Point Of Sale Database Manager is that the user must press the Windows key and the R key together on their keyboard.
  • Required to type in ‘services. msc’ in the text field in front of them, and then they can press the ‘OK’ button.
  • From this list of running services, the user is required to look for the ‘QBPOS Database Manager XXXX (where XX represents the version of Point Of Sale)’.
  • Right-click on the ‘QBPOS Database Manager vXX’ service and click the option titled ‘Properties’.
  • The user will be required to set the startup type to ‘Automatic’.
  • Then be required to look for the ‘Intuit Entitlement Service v8’.
  • Right-click on it and click the option titled ‘Properties’.
  • User will be required to set the startup type to ‘Automatic’.
  • Finally, the user can restart the service, and the issue should have been resolved.

Solution 3 – Changing the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows

The user can also adjust their User Account Control settings to resolve this issue. The User Account Control (UAC) settings in Windows are there to serve as a protector for the workstation’s attack surface of the operating system. As an administrator, the user is able to use almost any application that has been installed on their workstation, but the privileges they get might be limited or controlled.

That being said, the user is also able to increase the number of functions they can perform, as their administrative tasks demand them to. It is recommended that the UAC settings are turned on so that the workstation is always protected against any kind of threats. The user can follow the steps mentioned below in order to change/modify their UAC settings.

  • First, the user must open the ‘Run’ application on their workstation.
  • Press the Windows key + R
  • User must type ‘Control Panel and hit ‘OK‘.
  • Needs to click on the option titled ‘User Accounts, now select the ‘User Accounts (Classic View)’ option.
  • Now click on the ‘Change user account control settings’ option. If the user is prompted by the UAC, they must select ‘Yes’ to continue. 
  • If they want to turn off the UAC settings, then they must set the slider to ‘Never Notify’ and then select ‘OK’.
    • On the other hand, if the user wishes to turn on the UAC settings, then they must set the slider to ‘Always Notify’ and then select ‘OK’. If the user is prompted by the UAC, they must select ‘Yes’ to continue.
  • Finally, restart their workstation.

Solution 4 – Creating a new Windows Administrator

  • The user must begin by first clicking on the Windows Start button, and then they must select ‘All programs from the list.
  • Needs to open the ‘Windows Small Business Server, followed by user selecting the option titled ‘Windows SBS Console.
  • Then required to select the option titled ‘Users and Groups to add a new account.
  • Then click on the option titled ‘Add a new user account’ option. Doing so will let the user create a new user account.
  • To create a new account, the user must provide all the useful information that the system is asking them to enter, and then Add a new User Account wizard will tell them.
  • For the user type, the user must choose ‘Administrator’ then press the ‘Finish’ button.
  • Then user will be required to close the QuickBooks Desktop application.
  • After that, the user must open the ‘Run’ application on their workstation, then type ‘Control Panel and hit ‘OK‘.
  • In the control panel, the user must select the ‘User Account’s option.
  • Then required to look for the ‘QBDataServiceUserXX’ for the user’s version of QuickBooks Desktop. For instance, if the user is using QuickBooks Desktop 2020, then the user is required to look for QBDataServiceUser30. If the user is using the QB 2019 version, the user is required to look for QBDataServiceUser29. The number goes down for each version.
  • Click on the option ‘Change the account type’, and then set the account type to ‘Administrator’ to give the administrator privileges to the user in question.
  • Finally, the user can press ‘Apply’ to reconfigure the settings.

Solution 5 – Clean Reinstall Point of Sale

Uninstalling Point of Sale

  • The first thing hit on the Windows + R keys together and open the Run command.
  • Enter the ‘Control Panel and hit OK.
  • Now select the ‘View by’ option and then select ‘Small icons.
  • Then the user must choose the ‘Programs and Features‘ option.
  • After that, the user must right-click on the QuickBooks Point of Sale XX (where ‘XX’ represents the version of QuickBooks Point of Sale that the user currently has) and then select ‘Uninstall’.
  • If the user sees a ‘User Account Control’ window, then they must press ‘Continue’ and proceed with the uninstallation process.

Renaming all Point of Sale Folders

  • Once the uninstallation has been completed, the user is also required to rename the QuickBooks Point of Sale XX folder. The default location is C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Point of Sale XX. They must also change the name of the folder QBPOSDBSrvUser folder which is located at C:\Users.
  • The user must also delete the QBPOSDBSrvUser Windows login. To do so:
    • First, the user must open the Run command prompt. To do so, they can press the Windows+R keys together.
  • Now the user needs to select ‘User Accounts.
  • After that, the user needs to select ‘Manage another account, and then they must select ‘Continue’ on the User Account Control window.
  • Now the user can simply select ‘QBPOSDBSrvUser’ and press ‘Delete the account’ to delete it.
  • Finally, the user needs to restart their workstation, and the uninstallation would have been done successfully.

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