[QODBC-Online] Connecting to QuickBooks Online failed because of a Windows security issue, Test Connection Not Working
Posted by Jack - QODBC Support on 25 November 2016 11:11 AM
Connecting to QuickBooks Online failed because of a Windows security issue, Test Connection Not Working
The QODBC Driver for QuickBooks Online runs differently under Microsoft Vista/W7 than other versions of Windows because of its new strict security settings.
If the Test connection is not successful and shows Connecting to QuickBooks Online 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 the QODBC Online Setup screen from ODBC Manager, the Setup Screen runs as "elevated permissions", QODBC Online running as "elevated permissions"
Follow the below steps to resolve the issue:
Close QODBC Online Setup Screen, Close Data Source Administrator ( if Open).
Perform Test Connection using the "Connect to QuickBooks" button from QODBC Online Setup Screen
Data Source Administrator ( which by default runs as "Run as Administrator" ) If the above does not resolve the "Test Connection" Security issue, please follow the below steps.
Use QODBC Online Test Tool 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 QODBC Online Test Tool can connect, you should be able to use QODBC with your application(s).
If QODBC Online Test Tool 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 than a normal user. There is no need to test the connection via QODBC Online Setup Screen once it has passed connect via QODBC Online Test Tool.
Tags: QuickBooks Online, QBO, QODBC Online, Windows Vista, 7, QODBC Online Test Tool