Sometimes, a picture speaks a thousand words…
Ok, not the best title. But still, it sucks when your PC dies, you recover all your quickbooks data files, go to reinstall Quickbooks just to find it asking you for a serial number.
Never fear, for Intuit has placed the serial number on your PC in plain text. As long as you can recover one more file, you can reinstall QB without an issue.
This post assumes some computer knowledge and at least Windows Vista or higher.
Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Common Files\Intuit\Quickbooks and located the file named qbregistration.dat
Edit this file with notepad and search for “LicenseNumber”. There should be several found and the 3rd one should have the serial number following it.
Your product number is also in this file – under the heading InstallID
Not my cleanest post, but hopefully this helps someone in need.
MordyT proudly presents…. NetworkDetectAndDeter
What it is used for:
This program was designed to discourage users from pulling out the network cable on their PC.
What you need:
You need a copy of the Network Detector and a copy of BIS. These are 2 separate files that work together. Depending on your setup, you need a UAC version or a Admin Version. (Admin not yet available)
How it works:
There are 2 parts – A detection program and an action program.
The detection program (called ND.exe) is very simple.
- Once a second, it checks the status of the network connection.
- If it is found to be down, it calls the action program. Then it checks again.
- If it is found to still be down, it checks if the action program is running and if not, calls it again.
- If it is running, it goes back to the beginning.
- When the network connection comes back up, it sends a terminate command to the action program, and then checks again.
- If it is up, it simple goes back to the beginning.