How do I ensure that QuickBooks Desktop is running as an administrator?
The requirement to run QuickBooks Desktop as an Administrator is no longer required as of the release on 8/17/2022. Please see this article to ensure that you do not run QuickBooks Desktop as an administrator.
THE FOLLOWING CONTENT IS DEPRECATED - If you have a recent version, you can disregard the following requirements:
You must be running QuickBooks Desktop in Admin mode. Most back-office machines are set to run as an Administrator automatically, but if you are running from your desktop computer, you may need to follow these steps. First, right-click QuickBooks Desktop and hit `Run as administrator.
You can avoid having to remember to do this by setting the desktop icon to always run as an administrator by following these steps:
- Click the QuickBooks Desktop Icon and hit
- Then hit
- Check the box `Run as administrator
OKand then click ‘OK’ again.