Rectify QuickBooks Error 3371 – Unable To Initialize License Properties

QuickBooks error 3371

You might be wondering why your system has encountered QuickBooks error 3371. Well, it’s not just you. It is one of the most searched queries by users. When the user tries to activate QB on a different computer with a previously activated license, it takes place.  Another reason can be the outdated Windows operating system. The error may vary depending on the reason that has triggered the issue. Moreover, you can get rid of this issue without any hassle by following the troubleshooting methods mentioned in this blog.

What Is Meant By QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11118?

No doubt, error 3371 in QuickBooks can hamper your work, and it might even annoy you. When you try to activate or open QuickBooks Desktop, one of the below-listed error messages appear on your screen:

error code 3371 QuickBooks
Error code 3371 QuickBooks
Could not initialize license properties: [Error 3371, Status Code -11118] QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.
QuickBooks Error Code 3371, Status Code -1
QuickBooks Error Code 3371, Status Code -1
Could not initialize license properties: Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.
Could not initialize license properties: Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data. This may be caused by missing or damaged files.

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Why Do You End Up With Error 3371 When Opening QuickBooks?

Error 3371 status code 11118 QuickBooks enterprise is usually caused by one or more of the following:

  1. The component required by QuickBooks Desktop to run is either damaged or missing:
  2. QBregistration.dat: It is a QuickBooks Desktop installation file in which your QuickBooks license information is stored. You have to retrieve and validate the license information every time QuickBooks Desktop is made active. If the file is damaged, QuickBooks Desktop will not open.
  3. Damaged MSXML component: MSXML is a Microsoft component that QuickBooks Desktop requires to run. It helps QuickBooks Desktop retrieve the saved information in the Qbregistration.dat file for allowing QB to open.
  4. Outdated Windows Operating System: You might end up with error 3371 if you are using an outdated version of the Windows operating system. Therefore, you must update your OS as per the latest available version to eliminate this issue.
  5. Antivirus or Third-Party system Cleaner Applications: At times, antivirus or other security programs delete or modify QuickBooks application files that may trigger this issue. Therefore, in such situations, you must exclude the QuickBooks folder and its process from the applications’ scan list. 
  6. Import File Before Saving: If you are using QuickBooks Enterprise for multiple users with Web connect, you must save the file before opening it. Else, it can bring forth QuickBooks license error 3371 in the application.

Points To Remember Before Fixing QuickBooks Error Code 3371 Status Code -1

  • Make sure that you have updated the Windows as per the latest version. If you haven’t installed the latest windows updates, then QuickBooks desktop installation may fail or become damaged. You can install windows updates by following the steps mentioned ahead.
  • Also, check if the Windows operating system is corrupted or not.

How To Fix QuickBooks Error 3371?

Below we have mentioned the effective methods that can help you fix license data error:

Method 1: Install the latest Windows Updates

Check for latest Windows Updates
  • Firstly, click on the Windows icon.
  • Then, select All Programs and click on windows update.
  • Once the updates are installed, you have to install QuickBooks.

Method 2: Run the 3371 Error Fix from the QuickBooks Tool Hub

Download and install QuickBooks Tool Hub and then Run 3371 error fix by following the below-mentioned steps: 

  • At first, you have to select the Installation Issues in QuickBooks Tool Hub.
  • Then, select 3371 Error for fixing it.
  • After that, click on, OK.
  • Lastly, start QuickBooks Desktop and then open your data file.

Method 3: Manually Delete Your Entitlement File

For this method, you have to first find the file and then delete it to re-enter your license and product info.

  • Initially, open the Windows Start menu.
  • Then, type in “Run” in the search bar.
  • After that, open the Run box.
  • There, you have to type C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v8 and press the Enter key. 
  • If this doesn’t open a folder, then you have to type C:\ProgramData\Intuit\Entitlement Client\v6.
  • Then, search for the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file. 
  • Once you find it, right-click on it and click on the Delete option.
  • Further, click on Yes to confirm the action.
  • Now, you have to open QuickBooks and your company file.
  • Lastly, follow the on-screen instructions for registering QuickBooks once again.

Method 4: Make Clean Installation of QuickBooks Desktop

Make Clean Installation of QuickBooks Desktop

With the help of the QuickBooks clean install tool, you can fix issues that pop-up when you try to access a company file, display and template issues, and some other issues as well.

Method 5: Fix Microsoft .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++ issues using the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

Follow method 1 of the article How To Resolve QuickBooks Error 1603: Unable To Apply Patch, for detailed troubleshooting steps.

Contact QB Experts Team for Help

Hopefully, the resolution methods mentioned in this blog have helped you eliminate QuickBooks error 3371. However, if none of the solutions work for you then, we suggest you take the assistance of our experts by giving us a call on our Asquare Cloud Hosting Helpline Number. Our expert team is available round the clock at your service.