Steps for Upgrading to QuickBooks Point of Sale v.19

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Do you want to use newest and advance features in QuickBooks Point of sale? Then you are at the right place. In this article you will learn to update the QuickBooks Pos with the help of step by step guide that is mentioned below.

Steps 1 – Make sure your system meets the requirements for the v.19.

It is better to check the system configuration before the installation of the updated version of QuickBooks Pos. So in below list we mentioned the system requirement.

  • OS requirement: Window 10 all edition 64 bit, window8.1all edition 64 bit, window 7 SP1 64 bit, window server 2016, window server 2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2011 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Database server:  Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2011, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only), also Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows 10, natively installed. You can also use Open Source  42.3, Fedora 27, Red Hat Enterprise 7 when you using QBES Database Server
  • Browser: Internet explorer 11(32 bit)
  • 2.4 GHz Processor
  • 4GB RAM (minimum)
  • For Server RAM: 8GB RAM for 1-5 Users, 12GB RAM for 10 Users and 16GB RAM for 15 Users
  • 2.5 GB hard disk space
  • QB CD 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime.
  • Intuit Data Protect in QB Connected Services offerings(Additional requirements and Applies to the US only)
  • You require 4X DVD-ROM drive For CD drive
  • Microsoft office 2016, 2013, 2012 and 2010 32 bit and 64 bit

Step 2 – Settle pending credit/debit card transactions and any data exchanges with other stores.

  • Go to the Help menu, open QBPOS Debug mode.
  • Run and Verify utility from the Help menu of POS.
  • Click on Debug, and then select Verify Data.
  • If this finishes with no errors, proceed to the next step.

If you get any error, do not proceed with the install. Work to fix issue and consult Intuit resources before continuing your upgrade.

Step 3 – Backup your current company file data.

It is one of the most important step. As we all know, something is bound to go wrong when technology is involved.

Don’t let your current data file to be lost or damaged. This can also be crucial should anything go wrong after the upgrade.

On top of this, do not uninstall your previous version of QB. The upgrade will handle all this for you.

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Additional tip: If you require passwords to login to POS, make sure you have a password assigned to the SysAdmin account. Some activities are restricted to this user in V18 and you want to have access to them.

Step 4 – Update installed firewall software to the latest release.

Right-clicking on the firewall icon in your task tray and select ‘Check for Updates’

Step 5 – Install QuickBooks Point-of-Sale V19 on the server

  • After downloading of file, double-click on the QBPOSv18.exe file to get started.
  • Enter your license and product numbers of QuickBooks Point-of-Sale V19
  • Now choose Server Workstation as the installation type
  • Choose the number of computers you want to use.
  • If you want to use as, select only this Computer
  • If want to use multi user, select Multiple Users then Two or More Computers and select Server.
  • Click on Install
  • If prompted, reboot your computer.

Step 6 – Launch Desktop Point-of-Sale V19

If system detects your previous version and prompt you to convert it for use with the new version.

Click on Yes to copy and convert your data. Also enter the name for your company file, which can be the same as the old one.

A display window will pop up where you can select to save your data. You can either use the suggested location or choose your own and click OK.

Step 7 – Install the Upgrade to Each QuickBooks Point-of-Sale Workstation

  • Leave the server workstation where you just installed V18 running, but close the POS software.
  • You will follow the same procedures from Step 6, but make sure you select Client Workstation as the installation type.
  • Restart your computer then launch the Point-of-Sale software.
  • The software will find the company data on the server workstation. Select your company and click OK.
  • If prompted, enter a workstation number, use your username and password to logon, then if necessary, and merge licenses with the Server Workstation.
  • To merge and synchronize licenses:
  • When prompted to merge, select Merge Now.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the merge.

On the server workstation, synchronize with Intuit’s licensing server. (Note: If the server is connected to the internet and has previously registered, this is completed automatically.)

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