Intuit has released the QuickBooks 2010 R7 update to manual update. This update is only necessary if you are using Payroll or QuickBooks Merchant Services. I’ll review the changes in this article.
I have installed the update on my system, and so far I don’t see any problems. However, I’ll note that I’m not using QuickBooks Payroll, and I don’t use QuickBooks Merchant Services, so I can’t test those features. In addition, I’ve only been running this for a short while, so if there are any hidden “gotchas” I might not have found them yet. I don’t expect any, as this isn’t a big update from R6.
Good news for those of you using a 64 bit system – they didn’t mess with the PDF driver, so my 64 bit system still is able to print PDF files and reconcile accounts (that was working OK for me on R6). I always check this as they seem to periodically break this feature on 64 bit systems.
From what I can see, if you are NOT using Payroll or QuickBooks Merchant Services you don’t need to bother with this update at this time – let other people “field test” it for you. No other changes are listed.
If you are using QuickBooks Merchant Services you MUST implement this update soon. To my knowledge they didn’t do a formal wide ranging field test before release. It is possible that they tested this with customers who reported these problems (but that is speculation on my part).
This corrects a problem when you tried to print, delete or correct paychecks and received an error C=74 or C=331.
QuickBooks Merchant Services
This update is a change relating to password security compliances requirements. More details can be found at http://security.intuit.com/pci-dss.html. This update lets you create a complex password according to these standards. At the time I’m writing this the Intuit notice mentions an update in June of this year – it isn’t clear to me if R7 is that update or if there will be another one following this.
To continue to use this service you must implement this update. I’m wondering also if there will be updates coming along for the 2009 and 2008 releases for the same reason?
Getting the Update
Please note the following:
- You can get the update by going to http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/Support/ProductUpdates.aspx
- Details on the update can be found at http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/Pages/KnowledgeBaseArticle/898561
- This will be available on automatic update on June 10th.
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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Look for Charlie’s articles in the Accountex Report blog, as well as his California Wildflower Hikes blog.