Step 1: Configure your Linux server
Open Linux Database Server Manager on your server.
Follow the steps to configure Database Server Manager and the directory in the Initord.conf file.
Restart QuickBooks Enterprise on your host computers.
If you can open your company file, everything is fixed. If you still see Error -6000,-83, move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Configure your host file
First, ping your server to get your server name and IP address:
On one of the computers connected to the network, open the Windows Start menu.
Type “CMD” into the search and open Command.
Type “Ping[Name of your Linux server]” in the window and press Enter.
Write down the server name and the IP address.
Next, edit the host files. Make sure all the computers connected to your server has the correct IP address and Linux server name. Start with the computer where you see Error -6000,-83.
Close QuickBooks on all of the computers connected to your network. Go to the File menu and select Quit QuickBooks Desktop.
Open the Windows Start menu.
Type “File Explorer” into the search and open File Explorer.
Select My Computer from the navigation bar. This is sometimes called "This PC.”
Open your C: drive. Then open your Windows folder.
Find the System32 folder. Open the Drivers folder and then the ETC folder.
Right-click the file called C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Select Open with and then Notepad.
Go to the bottom of the file. Add the Linux server IP address to the end of the text. Then press the Tab key and add your Linux server name. Note: Linux systems files are case-sensitive. Make sure you enter names with the correct case.
Select File and then Save. Then close Notepad.
Open QuickBooks Desktop and your company file. If you can, everything is fixed.