QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by Trexx » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:41 pm

I personally would probably get a VERY good QNAP reseller then to support you.

The option (it's only $$), would be to get a QNAP that is certified for VMware storage compatibility and get a small VMware Server. You are going to get a lot better vendor support from companies like Quickbooks etc. for running something in VMware than in Virtualization Station on QNAP.

That way each component is doing what they do best: QNAP for Storage, VMware for Virtualization.

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by dylane » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:08 am

We've got a call scheduled with our consultant for Monday, so I'm going to raise these issues with him and get some more feedback. Thanks so much for helping me feel that I at least have an idea of what questions to ask.

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by LAUGH » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:32 am


I would be interested to know your outcome as I'm looking at doing similar (i.e. QNAP TS-453B > VM > Windows 7 or 10 > QuickBooks). I believe after speaking with QB (Intuit Support) that you have to be running an OS for the software to load onto. I seen the possibility of LINUX and there is QvPC, but not too sure about that. In any case you seem to be correct that the Db (company file) cannot be accessed on its own in multi-user mode.

That said, if you don't need simultaneous access you can run it in single-user mode and may be able to just store the Db and related files (typically created in the PC's 'Public Folder' when selecting as the host) on the NAS for access.

Regards backup, you were going to use a second NAS I believe which sounds good, but additional cloud backup of the backups with versions may be best in case the NAS devices are compromised or the unlikely event of both being corrupted (never say never). OneDrive is free up to 5GB along with many other providers which is more than ample.

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by dylane » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:28 am

Wish I could help you out, but the boss decided to go in a different direction and settled on being OK with two regular desktops at the two locations and just using OneDrive for Business for file storage syncing. For QB we're just in the early stages of setting that up on a new PC and the plan is for there to be just remote into that machine when the owner is away, or if they want a second person to work on the financials. Not a particularly elegant solution, but our needs are changing and their is less need for two people to access QB than we were expecting even a few months ago.

Good luck with your setup. I'd be interested to know if you can get it to work well, as I think we might still want to go down that road eventually.

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by woodman750 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:19 pm

For anyone that is interested, I have QuickBooks Premiere 2019 multi-user mode set up on a QNAP TS-251+ using VS. My setup is as follows:

* 4 users on Windows 7 and 10 PCs with QuickBooks Premiere 2019
* QNAP TS-251+
* VS with Windows 10 as the OS
-- I stripped away all of the bloat that comes with Windows for the VS. It's sole purpose is to host the QuickBooks Database Server Manager
* QuickBooks Database Server Manager installed on the VS (not the full program, just the Database Manager - I believe that is the third option on the install screen)
* The folder holding the Quickbooks data files is on the VS and shared across our network with full read/write access (mapped as a drive on each PC that needs to access it)

It's only been a week, but this setup has worked very well with no noticeable lag beyond the recommended Quickbooks setup (i.e. using a dedicated PC as the host).

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by speedog » Sat May 16, 2020 11:48 pm

Hi Woodman,

Just asking, a year and a half out have you found your Qnap Quickbooks solution to have functioned with no issues?

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Re: QuickBooks and Virtualization Station?

Post by boma23 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:23 am

following also!

Have a client which I installing a rack NAS for, to run OneDrive backup, a few basic IPcams, and file archiving.

I also want to move QB to it.

My 2 thoughts were:
1. a standalone WinPC to act as QB server and then set the QB backup to run to either SMB share or iSCSI attached storage.
2. have a WinPC which hosts the QB server and company files directly on the iSCSI attached storage which is on the NAS.

Anyone tried either of the above?
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