Quickbooks license error
To validate QuickBooks installations, license numbers and product codes are needed; the license file contains encrypted product registration information. QuickBooks displays a QuickBooks license error because the license file that controls the QuickBooks license (Qbregistration.dat) is corrupted or damaged. Other reasons for QuickBooks license errors include:
QuickBooks software that is outdated. Please update QuickBooks now.
The operating system for Windows is outdated.
Importing QuickBooks without saving the.QBO file.
Security programs on other computers are interfering with QuickBook's installation.
XML file in Windows damaged.
Carol Denvers commented
QuickBooks installation requires license numbers and product code to validate the installations, the license file contains the product registration information in encrypted form. The primary reason why QuickBooks displays QuickBooks license error is a corrupt or damaged license file (Qbregistration.dat), some other reasons include:
1. Outdated QuickBooks software. (Update QuickBooks Now)
2. Outdated Window operating system.
3. Unsaved.QBO file before importing QuickBooks.
4. Third-party security programs are interrupting QuickBooks' installation on the other computer.
5. Damaged Windows MSXML file.
Steps to fix Quickbooks license error
Step 1: Sync License Data Online
🔹 Go to help -> control my license -> Integrate license data online -> Click ok
🔹 Go to help -> control my license -> purchase license for extra order
🔹 Confirm the number of licensed users
Step 2: Shut Down all Workstations
🔹 Shut down QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop by Go to File -> Exit
🔹 Following the above step fails to free up the licenses then reboots all workstations. It is essential to reboot.
🔹 Rebooting all workstations fails to resolve the issue then moves to the next step.
Step 3: Clear the Contents of the Entitlement Data folder
🔹 Go to QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop servers -> Click on Start -> choose Open Windows Explorer.
🔹 Click on Organize -> choose Folder and Search Options.
🔹 Pop /Click the View -> Choose Show hidden files and folders -> clear the checkbox for Hiding system operating files.
🔹 Click Yes -> click OK.
🔹 Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 and Vista: C: Program DataIntuitEntitlement ClientXX (where XX refers to the highest number version you see)
🔹 Press CTRL + A + Delete -> click Yes on the pop-up message.
🔹 Open QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop and complete the registration process again.
🔹 In case your QuickBooks license error is not resolved move to the other step.
Step 4: Rename the WSActivity file
🔹 Go to C: Program DataIntuitQuickBooks Point of Sale XXIni
🔹 Click WSActivity -> Select Rename.
🔹 Enter OLDWSActivity -> click anywhere -> Save
🔹 Open QuickBooks Point of Sale for Desktop, If you still see the error, try Solution 5
Step 5: Set Internet Security & third-party firewalls to Allow Access
🔹 POS firewall configuration files, ports, and paths
🔹 Troubleshoot connectivity tool.
Step 6: Uninstall and Reinstall QuickBooks POS for Desktop
🔹 Reinstall QuickBooks POS application for Desktop on the server computer.
🔹 Update to the most current release.
🔹 Go to Help in POS software -> Handle my license -> Sync license data online -> Click OK.
🔹 Select Help -> Control my license > Buy an additional user license.
🔹 Find out the number of Licensed Users and verify its authenticity.