Error – User Name Already In Use
When logging into a QuickBooks financial program are you getting an error message saying that the user name is already in use? Here are some steps to resolve that error.
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This message can be caused by one of the following:
- The accountant or user logging into the company file is using Remote Access, and did not log out from a previous session.
- The user name is already logged into the company file from a different workstation.
To resolve this issue:
- End all open QuickBooks processes.
- Open Task manager by clicking Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
- Click the Processes tab.
- Click Image Name to alphabetize all open processes.
- Right click and End process on all processes that begin with qb.
- Attempt to to Log In to the company data file.
- If still unsuccessful, Restart the server(s) storing and hosting the company data file.
- Open QuickBooks on a workstation.
- Attempt to Log In to the company data file.
- If unsuccessful, attempt to Log In as a different user.
- Contact your QuickBooks Administrator about resetting your QuickBooks password. If you are the QuickBooks Administrator:
- For QuickBooks 2008 and later: Click the reset button on the log in screen, and answer the challenge questions. If you are still having problems select the link to the Intuit Automatic Password Removal Service.
- For QuickBooks 2007and earlier: Reset your administrator password by selecting this link to the Intuit Automatic Password Removal Service.
- If still unsuccessful, Restore a backup made before the issue began and reenter data.
- If you do not have a recent back up, contact your prefered technical support person/company.
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