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How to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104

    QuickBooks error 3371 status code 11104 happens in your account when there are the issues with QuickBooks license. So, when you try to open the QuickBooks and it won’t open then this message is displayed on the screen.

    You have to fix it out QuickBooks error 3371 status code 11104 as you have less time to wait and need to work with your QuickBooks account. Below are the reasons and solutions that help you in resolving an error on your own. You can also reach the team if you can’t fix it out or are not able to understand what to do, how, and what’s going on.

    What is QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104?

    This issue is also known as the Entitlement Data issue. The entitlement file contains data that comprises encrypted information about your QuickBooks product and license code. If this file gets damaged for some reason or other, QuickBooks will not run smoothly and you will receive frequent error messages. QuickBooks error 3371 status codes 11104 and 11108 are such issues users may experience in such cases.

    Whenever there is an issue with the entitlement copy, you may see error messages as given below-

    “The file is temporarily unavailable, please log back later”.
    “Re-enter the validation code as the correct code is not correct”
    “There is an error when configuring QuickBooks data”.

    If the QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104 occurs particularly on your system, an error message as shown below will appear on your screen-

    There Are Error Messages That Display On Your Screen When You Got This Error. The Error Messages Are:-

    • Could not initialize license properties. QuickBooks Error 3371: QuickBooks could not load the license data
    • There is an error when you are configuring QuickBooks Desktop data
    • Re-enter the QuickBooks validation code; the correct code is not correct
    • The file is temporarily not available, please log in later.

    Causes of QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104

    • Some component/file that’s needed by QuickBooks for functioning is damaged or missing:

    QuickBooks registration.dat: This is a QuickBooks installation file that contains license information related to QuickBooks. Once QuickBooks is active, the license information has to be recovered and validated. If the file is damaged, QuickBooks won’t work.

    MSXML component: QuickBooks needs this Microsoft component for running successfully. Using this component, QuickBooks can recover the information located in the QuickBooks registration.dat file, which lets QuickBooks open.

    • The operating system is not updated or the anti-virus is not allowing access to some QuickBooks files.
    • The file is being opened before saving it. The QuickBooks Online file has to be saved before importing it.

    Procedure to Fix QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104

    If you are getting the QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104, the easiest way to fix it is to delete the entitlement file. Here is a step-by-step procedure to do so-

    Total Time: 35 minutes

    Log Out From QuickBooks

    💠 Press Ctrl+ Shift + Esc on your keyboard. The task manager window will open up on your screen
    💠 On this window, click on the Windows tab
    💠 Click on More Details
    💠 Now click on the Process tab
    💠 Click Next to proceed
    💠 Click on the down arrow button to sort the dialogue box. You can also do this by clicking on the process name in the header
    💠 From the options provided, locate the QBW32.EXE file
    💠 Click on it and click on the End Task button
    💠 Open the Run window on your desktop by clicking Win + R together on your keyboard
    💠 Browse to C drive> Program data> entitlement client> QB version
    💠 Locate the EntitlementDataStore.ecml file
    💠 Right-click on this file and click on Delete
    💠 Now, you will need to register your QB program again providing your license number and product number. To do so, log in to QuickBooks and follow the on-screen instructions
    💠 Once done, activate your QuickBooks
    💠 Launch QuickBooks again and check if you are still getting the error message

    Microsoft .Net Framework, Msxml and C++ Problems with QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool

    NOTE: Once the tool has been run, QuickBooks might have to be re-registered or reactivated. If users can’t complete these steps, or an error occurs during the installation of Windows updates, an IT expert must be hired to fix the problems.

    Running QuickBooks Install Tool

    💠 Once the QuickBooks Install Diagnostic Tool has been downloaded, users must save it on the desktop when there’s a prompt. After closing all open programs, the QuickBooks Install Tool must be run. The process should be completed in about 20 minutes.
    💠 Once the QuickBooks Install tool has been run, users must reboot their computers, in order to properly update the components.

    Downloading Updates for Windows

    💠 Once the Windows updates have been downloaded, all missing improvements related to .NET Framework, MSXML, and C++ issues will be installed.
    💠 In case Windows operating system is out of date, QuickBooks might not install or open properly. Users can access Windows updates by pressing the Windows key and entering “Windows Updates” in the search field. After installation of the updates, users must reboot their computers. Following this, users must reopen QuickBooks to see if the problem has been resolved.

    QuickBooks and Microsoft Components Problems Manually

    💠 In case the problem isn’t solved by the QuickBooks Install tool, users must hire an expert to fix QuickBooks and Microsoft component problems.

    Installing/Uninstalling QuickBooks Via Selective Startup

    💠 If the problem persists when QuickBooks is installed, or attempting any of the given solutions, the problem could be due to some issue with the computer or the operating system.


    We hope the step-by-step procedure would help you get rid of the QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104 issue. You simply need to perform the procedure sequentially. However, if you are still getting the issue or if you have any more queries, you may reach out to some of the experienced QuickBooks live chat experts.

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    💠Frequently Asked Questions

    What Are The Symptoms of QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104?

    ♻ The symptoms are as follows:-
    💠 The pops up on your screen
    💠 Your system got crashed
    💠 Processing of input becomes slow
    💠 Not able to access the file of QuickBooks.

    What Are Some Other Causes That Cause You QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104?

    There are a few more causes that cause you this error in your account that are as follows:-

    💠 Your Windows system is not up-to-date
    💠 The antivirus software is expired
    💠 If you have not saved the file and opened it in your account
    💠 Antivirus programs do not allow you to work smoothly in your QuickBooks account.

    Can I Use QuickBooks Clean Install Tool To Fix The QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104?

    Yes, you can use the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool and then reinstall the software by uninstalling and again installing it on your computer. This also helps you to fix the issue sometimes. Otherwise, you can connect with the QuickBooks customer helpdesk team whenever required.

    Can I Fix the QuickBooks Error 3371 Status Code 11104 Issue with the Help of the QuickBooks Clean Install Tool?

    ♻ Yes, you can. With the QuickBooks clean install tool, you can uninstall QuickBooks and then reinstall it on your system. If you find any issues, you can call the QuickBooks customer helpdesk for assistance.

    What is the Procedure to Check if my QuickBooks Software is Registered or Not?

    ♻ Please execute the following steps-
    💠 Open the QuickBooks application
    💠 Press F2 on our keyboard
    💠 The QuickBooks Product Information window will open up
    💠 On the right of the product license number, you will find the registration number if the product is registered already.