Despite being a robust accounting software, QuickBooks needs several background services to function efficiently. One such service is QBCFMonitorService, also known as QuickBooks Company File Monitoring Service. It is stored within the QuickBooks installation directory, usually inside the “C:\Program Files\Common File\Intuit\QuickBooks” folder. However, you may end up with QBCFMonitorService not running on this computer error when the QBCFMonitorService.exe file has stopped working. To resolve this issue, you might need to apply multiple resolution methods. In this blog, we have listed all the causes along with their troubleshooting methods.

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What are the Causes of QBCFMonitorService Not Running On Server Error?

You might have come across numerous issues that may bring forth QBCFMonitorservice Keeps Stopping error message. Below we have mentioned some main reasons that can trigger QBCFMonitorservice to stop on Windows:

qbcfservice stopped
qbcfservice stopped
  • Windows Defender and third-party firewall applications restrict QuickBooks connection with the company file that you have stored on the server.
  • The server on which you have installed QuickBooks is not set up correctly to host company files in a multi-user environment.
  • QBCFMonitorService not running on the server that is hosting the company file.
  • You might have deleted the QuickBooks Database Manager Service file (qbcfmonitorservice.exe) accidentally from the server.
  • You might be using an outdated version of QuickBooks Database Server Manager on your computer and the server. 
  • A virus or a malware attack has corrupted your QBCFMonitorService.exe file.
  • There might be some issue with the Windows Registry.

How To Resolve QBCFMonitorService Not Running Issue?

Before you begin implementing the below-mentioned resolution methods for QBCFMonitorService Failed to Start Issue or QBCFMonitorService keeps stopping, you must create a backup of your QuickBooks Desktop company file so that none of your data is lost in between the process:

Solution 1: Restart QBCFMonitorService.exe

Manually Restart QBCFmonitorservice
Manually Restart QBCFmonitorservice
  • Simultaneously press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys to open the task manager and then go to the Processes menu.
  • Now, right-click on the QBCFMonitorService process and choose the option End Task.
  • Once done, click on Yes for confirmation.
  • Open the QuickBooks application again.

Solution 2: Scan your Computer for Virus and Malware

Perform Full System Scan

To scan your system, you must install a good antivirus or anti-malware software. For this, you may follow the steps mentioned below and get rid of QBCFMonitorService Not Running issue:

  • Firstly, copy the QBCFMonitorService.exe file and paste it on the Desktop.
  • Now, navigate to the Virus Total and click on Choose File.
  • After that, select the QBCFMonitorService.exe file from your desktop folder.
  • Click on Scan followed by Fix.
  • At last, download the file and use it to replace the one stored in the QuickBooks folder.

Have the above methods helped you eliminate the QBCFMonitorservice Not Running error? If not, then don’t worry! You can proceed with the next one.

Solution 3: Configure Windows & Third-Party Firewall

Update and Configure Firewall

Many times, the Windows firewall stops the services that it recognizes as malignant from running. In such a situation, you must create an exception for QBCFMonitorService.exe. For detailed troubleshooting, follow Method 4 of the article QuickBooks Error H505 and resolve QBCFMonitorService unable to start issue.

Read more: Windows Firewall Is Blocking QuickBooks? Here’s How To Fix It

Solution 4: Check QuickBooks Multi-User Hosting Set up on the Server

Set up QuickBooks Multi-User Hosting
Set up QuickBooks Multi-User Hosting
  • To begin, open QuickBooks Desktop and click on the File menu.
  • After that, click on Utilities> Host Multi-User Access.
  • Click on Yes when the confirmation box appears on your screen.
  • Besides, ensure that you have activated hosting only on the server.
  • Also, you must not run Multi-user Hosting on any of the workstations.
  • To make sure, open QuickBooks and go to the File menu.
  • If the option Switch to Single-User mode appears, it signifies that QuickBooks is running under multi-user mode, and thus, you have to switch to Single-User mode.
  • Whereas, if the option says Switch to multi-user mode, it means that the application is already running under the single-user mode, and thus, you don’t need to make any changes in settings.

If the above methods didn’t fix the QBCFMonitorService Not Running on this computer issue, you must jump to the next one.

Solution 5: Install The Updates QuickBooks Database Manager Server 

Update QuickBook
Update QuickBook
  • You have to checkmark all the QuickBooks features and releases that are available under the Update Now menu.
  • Click on Get Updates and wait until the application installs all the available updates.
  • After the update, restart QuickBooks Desktop on both server and workstation.

Solution 6: Set up QuickBooks Database Manager Service

  • Press Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard and type services.msc in the run box. 
  • type services.msc
    Type services.msc
    • Now, click on OK and search for QuickBooks DBXX service in the list of services.
    • If the service status appears as stopped, then right-click on the service and select Properties.
    • Under the General tab, change the Startup Type to Automatic
    Change the Startup Type to Automatic
    Change the Startup Type to Automatic
    • After that, go to the Login tab and set the option to Local System Account from This Account.
    • Go to the Recovery tab, and from the drop-down list of the first, second, and subsequent failures, click on the option Restart the Service.
    • Lastly, click on Apply followed by OK.

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    We hope the resolution methods mentioned in this blog would have helped you resolve QBCFMonitorService Not Running error. However, if none of them worked to rectify the QBCFmonitorservice.exe file due to any reason, then you must get in touch with our experts by giving us a call on our Asquare Cloud Hosting Helpline Number. We are available round the clock at your service. 

    QBCFMonitorService Error FAQs:

    1. Why is QuickBooks Desktop QBCFMonitorService not running?

    Well, there are many reasons for that. But one such reason is that you are using an outdated version of the QB database server manager.

    2. Why did the QBCFMonitorService terminate unexpectedly?

    It’s because the QBCFMonitorService is not running on the server on which you have hosted your company file.

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    Oriana Zabell
    Oriana Zabell
    Oriana Zabell, a professional cloud engineer, has over three years of experience in desktop, online QuickBooks support and troubleshooting. She is currently working as a cloud hosting consultant with Asquare Cloud Hosting. She loves to read and write about the latest technologies such as cloud computing, AI, DaaS, small businesses, manufacturing. When not writing, she is either reading novels or is indulged in a debate with movie fanatics.

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