[QODBC-Desktop] Troubleshooting - QRemote Initialization Error, Error: Listening failed. Please restart application
Posted by Rajendra Dewani (QODBC Support) on 11 April 2013 07:46 AM

Troubleshooting - QRemote Initialization Error, Error: Listening failed. Please restart application

Problem Description 1:

QRemote Initialization Error,

QRemote Error: Listening failed. Please restart application

QRemote Closing in 15 Seconds.

Problem Description 2:

I'm following the tutorial here: to access QuickBooks remotely. However, When I launch QRemote, the application immediately closes. My QRemote is version 


There might be multiple instances of QRemoteServer.exe running, or the Machine would require Restart.

QRemote Server reports "Error: Listening failed. Please restart the application," usually because there is already one QRemote Server running in the system.

Please open Windows Task Manager, and go to the "Processes" window. Select the "Show processes from all users" option. Then find "QRemote Server.EXE" in the process list, and terminate this process.

Note: In Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server 2012, you can find QRemoteServer.exe details under the "Details" tab:

Start Windows Task Manager, Switch to Details,


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After you ensure there is no "QRemote Server.EXE" running in the system, please start QRemote Server to see if the problem is still there.

If you are on a Terminal Service Machine/Remote Desktop enabled machine and have multiple users logged in.

QRemoteServer gets installed as a startup for all the users, and the 1st instance of QRemoteServer will be used to connect to QODBC DSN/QuickBooks.

If you want to change this, you may use MSConfig and remove QRemoteServer from Startup. Then manually add the user's startup folder who will be using the QRemote/QuickBooks. Please refer to


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Comments (2)
Richard Stein
20 May 2014 01:33 AM
Does this mean that only one person can use Qremote at a time in a terminal services environment? If user "A " has qremote running, how can user "B" get to quickbooks?
07 July 2014 01:17 PM
Hi Richard,

If all users are working on same company file, then they can utilize a single instance of QRemote.

Keep QRemoteServer running on User A and User B & User C can use the same DSN and QRemote will be able to provide data to user A, B C.

There is no separate configuration required. All you have to do is keep QuickBooks and QRemote running on User A's session.
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