Windows Firewall Is Blocking QuickBooks

Know How to Fix Windows Firewall From Blocking QuickBooks Desktop. Ask Our Experts to Configure Firewall and Internet Security Settings for QuickBooks to Repair this Problem.

Windows Firewall Is Blocking QuickBooksQuickBooks can show up errors at times. One error that users of QuickBooks can experience is that of Windows firewall blocking QuickBooks. The screen can show a message “Disabled exceptions Firewall not defined” or Network diagnostics-failed, resolve errors and retry. The message itself gives a clue to resolving the issue and you can try several approaches.

How to Fix If Windows Firewall Is Blocking Your QuickBooks?

Approach 1
  • Launch Windows Firewall and check to see if the necessary ports for QuickBooks are present. These ports for QuickBooks 2015 are 56725, 55367, 55363 and 8019. Despite these being present you may still need to carry out further modifications. Check QuickBooks Installation error in Windows
  • You may proceed in Windows Firewall to find blocked ports. Add these ports to the firewall:
  • 2017-06-22 09:27:40 DROP UDP 169.254.4.254 255.255.255.255 58070 4994 51 –  Receive
    2017-06-22 09:27:43 DROP UDP 169.254.4.254 255.255.255.255 58070 4994 51 –  Receive
    2017-06-22 09:27:46 DROP UDP 169.254.4.254 255.255.255.255 58070 4994 51 –  Receive
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This should resolve your issue of Windows firewall blocking QuickBooks.

quickbooks firewall propertyApproach 2
You can download, install and run QuickBooks file doctor. It will automatically open the blocked firewall ports and you can also configure Windows Firewall with this tool. This should hopefully resolve the matter.

Approach 3
If you are using Windows server 2012, server 2008, Windows 7, 8 or 1 you can adopt the following tactics:

  • Click on start and type in Firewall
  • Select Windows firewall
  • Select advanced settings
  • Right click on inbound rules button and select new rule
  • Now select port and then click on next button
  • Select TCP and then type in the port number according to the version of QuickBooks you have installed. If you are using various versions you will need to add each version’s port such as follows:
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2018: 56728, 55378, 55382 and 8019
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2017: 8019, 55373-55377, 56727
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2016: 8019, 56726, 55368-55372
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2015: 8019, 56725, 55363-55367
  • Click on next and click on allow the connection and then click on next button
  • Check the window to ensure all profiles are checked and click on next
  • Now you need to type in a rule name and then click on finish button.
  • Repeat the entire process for outbound rules.
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This should resolve your issue. If it does not you can go to the next step.

Approach 4
  • Click on start menu button and type in Firewall
  • Choose windows firewall
  • On right-hand side click on advanced settings
  • Right-click on the inbound rule and click on the new rule
  • Now select the program and click on next
  • Select program and click on browse
  • Navigate to the paths and select the right one and click on next
  • Select Allow the connection and click on next
  • Assign a name in the rule box and flick on the finish
  • Repeat process for outbound rules.
If your QuickBooks not responding or still face to resolve your windows firewall issue, give us a phone call for fast resolution. 
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