I have been trying to launch Windows QuickBooks 2010-2011 data files that are stored in the users Mac home directory.
For VMWare Fusion
QuickBooks cannot save a company data file on a shared or mirrored folder.
When you attempt to save a new company data file to a shared or mirrored folder QuickBooks reports error -6176 0 “QuickBooks cannot get the network address of the server”. To have QuickBooks recognize the shared or mirrored folder as legitimate you must add the folder to the hosts file.
- In the guest operating system go to WindowsSystem32driversetc.
- Open the hosts file.
- Add the line 127.0.0.1 vmware-host and save.
Note: This can sometimes create undesired behavior: opening a file in the guest instead of failing when shared folders are not functioning or it can cause a login dialog to appear under some circumstances.
In Windows open C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts in Notepad
Add a line that matches the host (Mac) IP address which can be found in ‘System Preferences’->’Network’ on your Mac. Depending on how your VM is using networking will determine which IP to use. I am using ‘Shared Networking’ (In Parallels->Devices->Network Adapter) so I use the IP from ‘Parallels Shared Networking Adapter’ in my case 10.211.55.2.
My hosts file looks like this: