How to fix QuickBooks Error Server Busy

QuickBooks Error Code: Server Busy can be encountered while using any feature of QuickBooks That Require a working Internet Connection and it is very complex to fix QuickBooks Error Server Busy.

The pop up that will be displayed to you for this error :-

fix QuickBooks Error Server Busy

Whenever you see this pop up this means that internet servers required to complete a particular procedure is now blocked due to an insufficient resource on your network.


There can be multiple reasons behind this error which you have to determine and fix the error according to your problem with the software. If you face any trouble fixing the error then you can contact our QuickBooks Technical Support  Department to can free consultation by our ProAdvisers.


The basic issue that might bring up QuickBooks Error: Server Busy


  • Any other program else than QuickBooks but working with QuickBooks is waiting for users response.
  • Any Windows update running in the background.
  • Improper termination of QuickBooks application and components unable to run.
  • Company file being hosted by multiple systems together.
  • Any third party software or firewall blocking QuickBooks update patch.
  • Conflict of Multiple programs with QuickBooks Update manager process.
  • Any conflict regarding ProSeries(USA) / Profile(Canada) may cause a reason of conflict.
  • Insufficient resource on your network connection.


Let’s fix QuickBooks Error Server Busy


Before proceeding further towards fixation process do check your network resources. Restart QuickBooks Application and see if the error persists.


Close and re-open Processes


  • If you have the application open, make sure that you end all open dialog pop-ups in that particular program.
  • Here is a list of programs that might bring up this error-
  •  Norton
  • Google Desktop
  • Windows Defender
  • Vista Security
  • Pivot Software Control.
  • In case selective startup type is being used for windows you must close IntuitFCS.
  • If you have Web-root Spy Sweeper Installed then disable the application because it might bring up errors. You can even try to use web-root sweeper in gaming mode to have fewer errors.


Check For Windows Background Update

On your Desktop check if any Windows update downloading or installing the update.In case any update is running in the Background wait for it to complete. After the update patch gets installed simply restart your system and then proceed to next step In order to fix QuickBooks Error Server Busy.


Terminate process for every QuickBooks Desktop Component

  • Close the data file and your QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Apply right click on Windows taskbar and then select “Task Manager”.
  • Switch to ‘Processes’ tab.
  • Close every process that has been added in the list below.

Fix QuickBooks Error: Server Busy

  • Open your QuickBooks Desktop again and try to use the data file.


Removing QuickBooks Update Agent 

( Displaying- “Server Busy”)


  • Open windows start menu and click on “All Programs” and then select “Startup”.
  • Apply right click on “QuickBooks Update Agent” and select “Delete”.
  • Click on Delete shortcut.
  • In your QuickBooks Disable Updates.
  • Open Help menu and then click on Update QuickBooks.
  • Now click on the Options tab.
  • Select-No in option for Share Download.
  • Click on close at the end.

Running Reboot.bat

  • Close QuickBooks application on your computer.
  • Apply right click on QuickBooks icon.
  • Choose properties from the dropdown menu.
  • Click the open file location.
  • Now when you are inside QuickBooks file folder find the reboot.bat file.
  • Apply right click on reboot.bat and then click on “ Run as Administrator.
  • Running reboot.bad as an administrator is compulsory.
  • CMD window will appear and process you file components.
  • Once CMD prompt process is completed restart your computer.


Repairing QuickBooks From Setup

  • Before starting the procedure close QuickBooks software.
  • Press the window key on your keyboard while on Desktop.
  • In the search bar type control panel.
  • Search and open the control panel.
  • Once Control panel is open see that it on large icon mode.
  • Find Programs and features, click open it.
  • Now from the list of programs find QuickBooks and select it.
  • Click on “ Uninstall/Change”.
  • Now proceed by clicking next.
  • Again click next and select the option for repair.
  • Now, wait for the process to complete.
  • Once the repair is done restart your computer.
  • Now check if you are able to fix QuickBooks Error Server Busy


Use QuickBooks Clean Install


If Intuit ProSeries is being used


  • In windows task manager look for- “qbpsevntXXr.exe”.
  • Launch QuickBooks File Explore.
  • Find and open the folder for “ Intuit Pro Series”. The usual location of this file- C:\ProWinXX.
  • Open the folder that is specified for 32-bit.
  • Search for a file that is named  qbpsevntXXr.exe. Apply right click on it and right “old” at the end of the file name.
  • Close every open program.

If any of the solution mentioned above does not work for you kindly contact QuickBooks Technical Support to get your Issue Fixed

QuickBooks Technical Support phone number 1-800-416-8574


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