Installing QuickBooks for Network Use
To install QuickBooks for network use, you must first install QuickBooks on all the computers on the network that need to access and work with the QuickBooks file. This task isn’t tricky. You don’t need to install QuickBooks in any fancy way to be able to share QuickBooks files.
When you create the file that you want to share, you need to make sure that you store the file in a location where the other QuickBooks users can access it. That is, you may need to store the file on a server. You can also store the file on a client computer as long as you designate sharing permissions for either the folder or the drive on which you save the QuickBooks file.