H series error codes are another critical series errors in QuickBooks. These are generally network issues that one may encounter while accessing a QuickBooks company file present on the server or another system. One such error belonging to this series is the H202 error code in QuickBooks. This issue can occur because of incorrect firewall settings or maybe because of an incorrect QuickBooks path. Because of the issue, you may not be able to use the application or access any company file. So, it is a must to get rid of the issue as soon as possible. To know how to resolve QuickBooks error H202, keep reading this article.

Know Why You Face Quickbooks Error Code H202

So, prior to proceeding with the fixation guide, we have explained to you all the reasons for which you can encounter the error. Check out the complete list of all the errors below.

  • The firewall present on your system is blocking the communication between the server and the Quickbooks application.
  • The DNS settings are not compatible or configured incorrectly.
  • Also, you can face the issue if the company file that you are using is damaged or corrupted.
  • Another reason for which you may encounter the issue is that important Quickbooks processes on your system are damaged.
  • You also may not have configured the host settings properly.
  • Lastly, the error can occur because of the incorrect file path or UNC path.

Identifying Quickbooks Error Code H202

Now that you are aware of all the reasons for which you can encounter the issue, here is a list of all the symptoms to identify the issue. Check out all the symptoms of Quickbooks error H202 below.

  • The error message will be displayed on the screen whenever you attempt to open the Quickbooks file.
  • Quickbooks applications may freeze while carrying out a particular operation.
  • Your system may crash whenever you start Quickbooks.
  • You may be unable to open the Quickbooks file on any system.

Troubleshooting Methods to Resolve Quickbooks Error H202

Now, in this section, we have explained to you all the methods that you can use to fix the H202 Quickbooks error. Each method is mentioned in detail for your convenience. Make sure to follow all the steps in the same way to complete the process.

Method 1: Run Quickbooks Database Server Manager

  • For this, you will first have to close all the Quickbooks applications running on your system.
  • You will then have to open the Quickbooks website and look for the Quickbooks tool hub.
  • Download the latest version of the Quickbooks tool hub on the system and then save the downloaded file on the desktop.
  • You will then have to click on the downloaded file and then the installation window will open on the screen.
  • Now, in the installation window, you will have to agree to the terms and conditions.
  • After this, simply complete the installation process by following all the instructions appearing on the screen.
  • When done, click on the icon of the hub.
  • In the tool hub, you will have to click on the network issues tab. Under this tab, you will have to click on the Quickbooks Database server manager.
  • The tool will then take some time to load. Now, choose the folder that you wish to scan and then tap on the scan now option.
  • Wait for the tool to scan the folder. On completion, check if the error is resolved or not.

Method 2: Using QuickBooks File Doctor Tool

  • To start with, download and install the QuickBooks tool hub on the system by following all the steps mentioned in the above method.
  • You will then have to click on the company file issues tab.
  • Now, you need to choose the company file that you wish to scan and then choose the option for checking file damage only.
  • When done, you will have to choose the relevant options according to the issue that you are facing.
  • In the next prompt, choose the type of system that you are using.
  • When done, wait for the tool to diagnose and fix the QuickBooks error.
  • In the end, check if the QuickBooks error H202 exists or not.

Method 3: Update Quickbooks

  • First, you will have to open the control panel on your system.
  • In the control panel, you will have to tap on the programs and features option.
  • Under this, choose to uninstall a program option.
  • You will now have to choose the QuickBooks application from the QuickBooks application.
  • Click on the option to uninstall the application.
  • When done, a prompt will appear on the screen. Among the two options, choose the repair option.
  • Now, follow all the instructions appearing on the screen to complete the repair of the application.
  • When this is done, start QuickBooks again.
  • Now, go to the help option and then choose to update QuickBooks.
  • In the next prompt, choose the option to get updates.
  • When done, choose the update now option.  
  • Wait for the update to complete. On completion of the process, you will have to start the QuickBooks application.

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Method 4: Ensure QuickBooks Services are Running

  • To begin with, you will have to open the run window on the screen.
  • In the Run window, type services.msc and then press the enter key.
  • You will then have to look for QuickBooks services from the list of all the services.
  • When found, ensure that all the services are running. In case they are not, click on each and choose the start option.
  • After this, you will have to go to the recovery tab and then choose to start service for all the failures.
  • When this is done, click on the apply option and save all the changes made.
  • Make sure to repeat all these steps for all the QuickBooks processes. Now, start QuickBooks and check if the error is resolved.

Winding Up

These were some proven methods that you can use to resolve H202 QuickBooks. We have tried explaining each method in detail for you. Hopefully, this article was beneficial for you. However, if the error persists, you will have to contact the support team. They’ll help you with the issue.