What Causes QuickBooks Error H505 and How to Debug It?

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Landing into some or the other error is quite common in QuickBooks, as it is prone to different technical glitches. One such error you might come across can be QuickBooks error code H505. This particular error might be experienced when you try to get the company files or data on another system and that particular system isn’t having proper establishment setup or the system needs additional installation or setup. You might bump into such an error as a consequence of one or more user systems being set as QuickBooks server. The best part of QuickBooks is that every error encountered in QuickBooks can be rectified by performing some steps.

You might see the following error message on your desktop screen:
“QuickBooks has faced a problem and needs to close. Sorry for any inconvenience caused”.



You can read this segment with full concentration to resolve this QuickBooks error code H505 successfully. Whereas, if you aren’t interested in performing the steps manually, then you can connect with our professionals using our helpline.

What leads to QuickBooks error code H505?
You can bump into such an error due to the following reasons:
  • One of the basic reasons can be wrong DNS settings.
  • Also, if the QuickBooksDBXX service isn’t running, then such an error is probable to occur.
  • You might come across similar issue if the hosting configuration setting aren’t proper.
  • If the firewall is blocking the incoming and outgoing communication of the software.
  • Another trigger for the same can be damaged or missing .nd file

Steps to rectify the QuickBooks error code H505
You can try fixing the QuickBooks multi-user error message H505 issue by editing the host file. The steps for editing the host file are as follows:
  • Start with simply pressing Windows + R keys for opening the run window.
  • Type in cmd, and hit enter to open command prompt.
  • Type ipconfig/all and hit enter tab to run the command.
  • Write down the hostname and IP address and repeat the same steps for multi-user setup.

Edit windows host file
  • You would initially have to shut down QuickBooks and move to start menu.
  • Move to this PC tab and ascertain to access C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc or C:\windows\ syswow64\drivers\etc
  • Follow the hidden files and folders.
  • This can be done by clicking on view tab.
  • Also click on hidden items.
  • Right click the hosts file and go for open with and open it with notepad.
  • Fill in the IP address and system name.
  • Use the tab key to put spaces between IP address and system name.
  • Save changes and reopen QuickBooks in multi-user mode.

Fixing the QuickBooks multi-user error code H505 can be a little easy for you, once the above stated set of steps are implemented. Whereas, if you aren’t able to rectify the issue even after performing the set of steps mentioned in above, then in that scenario connect with our QuickBooks enterprise technical support geeks using our support line i.e., 1-800-761-1787.