Firewall Configuration for QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale (POS)

Firewall is basically a network security device or security software which is designed in way to restrain unauthorized access depending upon the sets of the rule. The location of the firewall and also whether it is present on the server or system doesn’t matter, firewall can easily block the communication between the QuickBooks point of sale and system. Majority of the time, QuickBooks point of sale automatically configures the ports of firewalls for the user whenever the connectivity is blocked. But in certain cases, the user might require to configure the firewall for QuickBooks Point of sale manually, which will be discussed later in this post.

Thus, make sure to read this post carefully till the end. Or give us a call at +1-844-405-0907, our QuickBooks desktop support team will ensure to provide you with immediate technical assistance.


Manually configuring firewall in QuickBooks desktop POS

Before jumping on to the steps, the below stated pointers should be kept in mind:

  • The most important thing is that the user should have the windows admin rights to perform the below steps:
  • Also, it is important to ensure that he/she has added the firewall ports and executable files that QuickBooks point of sale needs, in case the user is making use of a third-party security program
  • The user is also recommended to contact the developer of the third-party security program.


Steps to be followed are:

  • At first, the user needs to open the control panel
  • And then, select the windows firewall
  • The next step is to select the advanced settings and then click on inbound
  • Now, click on new rule
  • Followed by selecting the port and hit next
  • Once done with that, the user needs to type the port numbers and click on next
  • The user is then required to click on the allow connection and hit next
  • After that enter the firewall rule name
  • Now, click on finish tab
  • And follow the same steps for outbound rule


Configuring firewall for QuickBooks point of sale becomes easy once the above steps are followed carefully. But if in case you get stuck at any point of time, or if you need any sort of technical assistance, feel free to call us at +1-844-405-0907.

We are a team of technically sound accounting professionals, who work round the clock to provide immediate technical assistance. Thus, do not think much, simply get in touch with our QuickBooks enterprise technical support team.

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