[QODBC-Desktop] Connecting to QuickBooks failed because of a Windows security issue, Test Connection Not Working
Posted by Rajendra Dewani (QODBC Support) on 16 July 2013 07:12 AM
Connecting to QuickBooks failed because of a Windows security issue, Test Connection Not Working
The QODBC Driver for QuickBooks runs differently under Microsoft Vista/W7 than other versions of Windows because of its new strict security settings.
If Test connection is not successful and shows Connecting to QuickBooks failed because of a Windows security issue, it means that you have forced Administrator rights. The setup must be run without "Run As Administrator" and UAC must be turned on to Test the connection.
When you run QODBC Setup screen from ODBC Manager, the Setup Screen runs as "elevated permissions", QODBC running as "elevated permissions"
Follow below steps to resolve the issue:
Close QODBC Setup Screen, Close Data Source Administrator ( if Open).
Perform Test Connection
FYI: Data Source Administrator ( which by default runs as "Run as Administrator" ) If above does not resolve the "Test Connection" Security issue, Please follow below steps.
Use VB Demo or any other application like MS Access, Excel or your custom application and connect to the DSN, it should get connected ( Even though "Test Connection to QuickBooks" is not enabled or is having Windows security issue. )
If VB Demo can connect, you should be able to use QODBC with your application(s).
If you are not familiar with VB Demo, please refer below article first:
If VB Demo can connect, you should be able to use QODBC with your application(s). You may ignore the Test Connection windows security message as Test Connection may fail if it is executed in a different user context then normal user and there is no need to test connection via QODBC Setup Screen once it has passed connect via VB Demo.
I just upgraded to version 15
I kindly request you to please keep QuickBooks running, logged in as Admin to your company file, Switch to single user mode and try to connect using your application.