[QODBC-Desktop] How to remove QRemote from Startup
Posted by Jack - QODBC Support on 05 August 2014 02:13 PM

How to remove QRemote from Startup

Problem Description:

QRemote Initialization Error.

QRemote Error: Listening failed. Please restart application

QRemote Closing in 15 Seconds.


There might be multiple instances of QRemoteServer.exe running.

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

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

After you make sure 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 installs as a startup for all the users, and the 1st instance of QRemoteServer will be used to connect to QODBC DSN/QuickBooks.

In case you want to change this, you may use msconfig, remove QRemoteServer from Startup.
Start >> Run >> msconfig >> navigate to Startup tab & disable Limited QODBC.

Please click on OK to apply settings.

In Windows 10 OS, Startup program will be disabled from task manager. 

Start >> Run >> msconfig >> navigate to Startup tab & click "Open Task Manager"

Task manager is opened, navigate to "Startup" tab & Right-click on " Limited QuickBooks ODBC Driver" & click "Disable".

If you want to re-enable QRemoteServer on System Startup, then please enable " Limited QODBC" from the above System Configuration.

For disabling Startup programs in Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 refer: Disable Windows Server 2016 Startup Programs 

You can remove QRemote startup entry through registry also.

Open Registry Editor & navigate to below path where startup entry is stored.


To remove QRemote startup entry, Please right-click on QRemoteServer key & click "Delete".

It will ask for confirmation, Please click "Yes" to remove QRemoteServer from startup.

QRemoteServer is removed from startup.

You can add the QRemoteServer in current user startup via the registry.

Navigate to below path & right-click on the right pane of Registry Editor & click "New" & select "String Value" to add QRemoteServer in current user startup.


Please insert "QRemoteServer" as name of String Value.

In value textbox, Insert path of QRemoteServer executable file & click "OK".

For 32-bit OS:
C:\Program Files\QODBC Driver for QuickBooks\QRemote\Server\QRemoteServer.exe
For 64-bit OS:
C:\Program Files (x86)\QODBC Driver for QuickBooks\QRemote\Server\QRemoteServer.exe

The QRemoteServer is added in current user startup.

If you can't find " Limited QODBC" in the Startup program list, then please reinstall QODBC. After installation QODBC " Limited QODBC" will be listed in the Startup program list.

You can manually add the user's startup folder who will be using the QRemote/QuickBooks.

Please create a QRemote Server shortcut: Start >> All Programs >> QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks >> Right click on QRemote Server for QODBC & click on "Send to" and select "Desktop (create shortcut)" option.

Now, Copy QRemote Server shortcut from the desktop Right click on QRemote Server shortcut & click "Copy".

Now, Explore user's startup folder who will be using the QRemote/QuickBooks.

Start >> All Programs >> Right click on "Startup" & click on "Explore".


Open run command (Use the Windows + R keyboard shortcut.) and type shell:Startup & click "OK".

Startup folder is opened.

Paste shortcut file from desktop & place it in the Startup folder.

Now QRemote Server will start for the selected user on startup (i.e. On System startup, Restart).

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Comments (2)
Andy Pryke
20 August 2015 11:15 AM
Is terminating QRemote Server.EXE from the task manager the official way to stop it? Or is there some other way? Thanks!
24 August 2015 07:43 AM
Hi Andy,

You can close QRemote Server from QRemote Server File menu & click on Exit.
You can find QRemote Server running in System Tray.
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