PowerShell Ping Test

Posted by gygon on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Used this little script the other day for a basic network test to an access point I was testing. It just pings the device every 10 seconds (or whatever you set it at) and only outputs when there is an error and the time it occurred. Made for an easy way to leave this running over […]

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Using PowerShell to monitor a web server

Posted by gygon on Monday, November 14th, 2011

A couple years ago I posted about a PowerShell script that would read in a web page. I used that to setup a basic web site test to go through a list of web sites/servers and make sure they were up and running and email an alert if they were down or the size of […]

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Monitoring the Event Log with PowerShell

Posted by gygon on Saturday, March 21st, 2009

One of my goals with learning more about PowerShell is to be able to monitor the event logs on servers and notify me via email when certain events happen. The system I’m looking to monitor are not part of a domain, are in remote locations on isolated networks. Some of the main things I’m looking […]

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QuickBooks Enterprise Scheduled Backups

Posted by gygon on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Recently upgraded to QuickBooks Enterprise 2011 and after setting up the scheduled backups, noticed they weren’t running. Manually backups ran fine but scheduled backups would just create a file in the backup folder called QBTempBackup.tmp followed by the date. After doing some digging around online I found out there’s a QB Backup log file that is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Intuit\QuickBooks\Log\QBBackup.txt Looking in this log, the only error showed Bad Connection Handle used when it tried to run the scheduled backup.

After giving up trying to find a solution online, called support and after some poking around they found the issue. It’s a simple fix that would have saved a lot of time if it was documented somewhere. The local user QBDataServiceUser21 needed to be added to the Shares permissions for the folder with the QB company files. Once the user was added with permissions, the scheduled backups ran without problem.

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4 Responses to “QuickBooks Enterprise Scheduled Backups”

  1. Tim Says:

    Wow, helped alot! Thanks!

  2. John Says:

    This worked, where the Intuit forums were no help… thanks very much!

  3. LilyQB Says:

    Thanks so much! You helped when Intuit forums and calls couldn’t.

  4. Dave Says:

    helped for me too.

    using QB Enterprise 12.0

    Thanks a ton!!!