The other day I said that it got a lot colder because Intuit finally came out with official instructions to run Quickbooks as a non admin.

Well.. we just warmed up a bit… as while there is a web page with instructions… the instructions are wrong and are missing a key element that makes them not work properly.

In the “official” instructions they say that you need to

Edit permissions to Allow: Full Control for QuickBooksUser in the Access Control List for the following files and registry keys:

File System:

  • C:\Program Files\Intuit *this is the default folder; adjust the folder name as appropriate for custom installations.

  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit



  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QuickBooks.CoLocator <<< this key is wrong<<<<

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E53C85D6-E6D9-4BCF-A623-72062A99AA7F}

There’s one problem…that one setting, HKCR\Quickbooks.CoLocator should be HKCR\Quickbooks.CoLocator.1

Tested here and you can see that the LUA setting works with the CoLocator.1 which ends up being the same as the community instructions here.


2 Responses to The "real" LUA instructions for Quickbooks

  1. Steve says:

    As a follow-up;
    we could not get remote printing to work thorough a Terminal Server session.
    we found that in the eventid the print log was showing 0bits of data printed and pointed to a folder in the QuickBooks enterprise folder called “TS” we did see a file called ts.
    After deleting the file and creating the folder called ts, remote printing started working.

  2. Matthew Frahm says:

    Does anyone have the GUIDs for the other versions of QuickBooks… say from 2000 to 2005 and perhaps even Enterprise Editions?