If you are a developer integrating with QuickBooks Desktop (QBD), the following is a guide to setting up a test instance of QuickBooks Desktop using AWS WorkSpace, which you can connect to Conductor in your development environment.

1. Set up a virtual Windows environment

2. Disable IE Enhanced Security Configuration

By default, you will see the following warning whenever you open QuickBooks Desktop. If you do not resolve this issue, this warning will freeze QuickBooks Desktop whenever the QB Web Connector opens QuickBooks Desktop when it is closed.

Windows error - Internet security levels are set too high

To prevent this error, follow these steps:

3. Install QuickBooks Desktop

4. Connect Conductor to your QuickBooks Desktop instance

Now that you have your own QuickBooks Desktop test instance, you can return to the Quickstart guide to connect it to Conductor. Don’t worry; this part is much easier.