QuickBooks RDS allows ALLDATA Manage to communicate with
QuickBooks across the networked computers in your
shop, typically through a local area network (LAN).
QuickBooks RDS contains two parts:
RDS server software that is installed on the
computer that runs QuickBooks.
RDS client software that is installed on the
computers that do NOT run QuickBooks.
The RDS server and client software work together to
allow you to to access QuickBooks company files over
your shop’s computer network, typically a local area
The RDS server must be installed first and
running before the RDS client will work.
QuickBooks RDS is a program designed by Intuit and cannot be
changed or modified by ALLDATA.
Intuit does not support RDS or the network communication
between ALLDATA Manage and QuickBooks.
The RDS client is only needed if the ALLDATA
Manage client PC is going to cashier and post
An error message will occur if an attempt to cashier or
post is made on a client PC that does not have
RDS installed properly.
You do NOT need to run the RDS client software for
your integrated Quickbooks application to work.
Just start Quickbooks on the server computer and
the RDS client runs behind-the-scenes to do its
The only times you specifically need to run the RDS
client program are:
To set up the initial connection for an ALLDATA Manage
client PC to communicate with QuickBooks
To change certain server settings.
Revoke QuickBooks-access authorization for one or more
Change the way application certificates are checked.
To start the RDS client program, go to the Windows
Start menu >> Start >>
QuickBooks >> Remote Data
The RDS client computer will display:
The application list.
The name of the server computer (that is
running the RDS server that the RDS
client is connected to)
The server port used by that RDS server.
You can remove applications from the application list or
edit the properties of selected applications.
Removed applications will need to be reauthorized or
re-registered the next time they are started.
You can change the RDS server settings by
clicking Change Settings..
Changing settings this way does not change the
settings at the RDS server itself, but
simply updates the RDS client so that it
communicates with the proper computer and port used
by the RDS server.
The checkbox under the application list lets you specify
whether the user gets informed about the expiration of an
application’s certificate (if it has a certificate).
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