QuickBooksQuickBooks system requirements

November 8, 2019by qb0

Intuit QuickBooks proudly says QuickBooks’ status as it is the most valued accounting package for small business and large business enterprises. Meet all needs of the growing accounting firms with the max number of the member are 500 or the well-structured home-based accounting firm. In this blog, we will discuss the QuickBooks system requirements for various platforms.

System Requirements For QuickBooks: All versions

Multiple versions of the programs attend various system requirements and Common requirements of QuickBooks accounting software are –

QuickBooks Pro and Premier :

Requirements for the desktop versions of QuickBooks are very moderate and can run on most computers. Quickbooks requires at least 2 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. But 2GB of RAM is necessary for multi-user systems. 2.5GB of extra hard disk required. 4X CD-ROM drive is required for CD installation. 1024X768 resolution is a must. Quickbooks will also support up to one extended monitor.

QuickBooks Enterprise:

Client workstations require at least a 2GHz processor, with 1GB RAM for a single user. 2GB of RAM is required by the 64 Bit processor. The server also requires a 2 GHz processor. Linux servers require a minimum 1.2 GHz processor. Network speed should be 100mbps.

OS and Software Compatibility :

Quickbooks Pro and Premier editions can be installed on  Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 and Windows 8. Supported in both their 32- and 64-bit versions of the machines.

QuickBooks Mac:

QuickBooks are also available for the mac users with different ranges of the options available as same as the windows version. Mac version requires OS X version 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion).  2 Duo processor or higher is required, for the single- or multi-user version. 2GB memory is required. Quickbooks Mac requires 250 MB of hard disk space.

QB Enterprise Hardware and System Requirements:

Systems Requirements –

  • Windows Vista, 7 SP1, 8.1 Update 1, or Windows 10(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2011 Standard and Essentials, 2012 R2, 2016
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 4 GB of RAM minimum but 8GB of RAM is necessary.
  • Additional Software: 60 MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD
  • 1280 x 1024 or higher screen resolution, extended monitor is supported
  • 4x DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations
  • Payroll and online features require Internet access (1 Mbps recommended speed), DSL or Cable modem recommended
  • Product registration required

Integration with Other Software –

  • Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Office 2010, 2013, 2016 or Office 365 (32 and 64 bit)
  • E-mail Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Windows Mail, Gmail TM, Yahoo! Mail®, and Outlook.com®.
  • Compatible with QuickBooks Point of Sale version 18.0 and 12.0
  • Transfer data directly from Quicken 2016- 2018, QuickBooks 2005-2016 and Microsoft Excel 2007-2013
  • QuickBooks Desktop 2019 requires internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the connected services to work smoothly.

Browser Requirement –

  • Internet Explorer 11

QuickBooks Desktop and software integration Requirements:

Check out the System Requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2019 and ensure that you acquire and have all the requirements that are given below before you set up your system.

  • Requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Updated 8.1. Else the Windows 10 version/update that is Microsoft supported.
  • Requires 2008 Windows Server R2 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, 2016 or 2012 R2
  • Requires processor 2.4 GHz or higher.
  • 4 GB RAM but  8 GB or higher is recommended then.
  • For disk space 2.5 GB is recommended (additional space is needed for file data).
  • Required a 4x DVD ROM Drive. Only if the user is not processing the download from the Intuit server itself.
  • Online features and Payroll require good Internet access of at least 1 Mbps speed or higher.
  • Register Product is required.
  • Optimized screen resolution of 1280×1024 or may be higher. Also, supports a Workstation Monitor, and to 2 extended monitors as well. An optimized Default DPI settings

Other Software Integration –

By setting up the QuickBooks Desktop 2019, you can allow the software to integrate with other software for more advantages. QuickBooks Desktop 2019 integrates with software such as:

  • The Microsoft Excel and Word integration require the Office 2010 Service Pack 2 to 2016 or Office 365 (recommended 32- or 64-bit).
  • Invoices, e-mail estimates, and other forms.
  • Also with Microsoft Outlook starting from 2010 to 2016 version.
  • Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, Outlook.com, Gmail and other SMTP that support e-mail clients.
  •  Internet Explorer 11 (recommended 32-bit)

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise with Hosting:

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Hosting Service can connect through one of three paths, depending on your operating system and preference. On the web, it can work through Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client, or through a Java-based client.

Option 1: Web

On the network website, click the login button. Sign in to your account with the username and password. The client software will download to your device automatically.

System Requirements
  • Properly configured Internet connection (56K or higher; broadband recommended)
  • Windows 8 or later-based computer (Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 browser with ActiveX controls enabled.

Option 2: Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client Software

It works via software client that you download to your Windows or Mac computer.

For Windows –

The Remote Desktop software you’ll need is built into Windows 8 or later Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

System Requirements –
  • Properly configured Internet connection (but 56K or higher broadband is recommended)
  • Windows 8 But the latest-based computer is necessary.
For Mac OS X –

Download Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection client software for the operating system.

System Requirements –
  • Properly configured Internet connection (56K or higher; broadband recommended)
  • Mac OS X version 10.7 or even newer

Option 3: Java Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client:

This option is available for those who use Linux and other operating systems. It provides only limited functionality, however, and Right Networks does not provide support for this configuration. Various Java RDP clients can connect to the service.

Supported R.D.P Clients –
  • Windows – RDP client version 8.0 or newer.
  • Mac – RDP client version 8.0 or newer.
  • Mobile Devices – Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0 or higher for Android or iOS. Other 3rd party RDP applications may work but have not been tested by Right Networks.
  • Linux – desktop builds will allow connectivity.

System Requirements for QuickBooks Online

Using a web-based software product hardly needs any different types of requirements. In particular, you need

  • An Internet connection and a high-speed connection is recommended.
  • One of the four supported Internet browsers:
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • Safari 6.1

Although QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Online Accounting work in all the major browsers. You also can use the QuickBooks Online mobile app works with the iPhone and iPad, and with Android phones and tablets. Requirements for the QuickBooks Online mobile app are the same as those for the non-mobile versions. Whether you work on a computer or another device, the computer or device should have to meet the basic requirements of the operating system.

Basic requirements for a Windows computer, as specified by Microsoft are –
  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2GB RAM (64-bit) is recommended then
  • 16GB available hard-disk space for 32-bit or 20GB hard disk for 64-bit.
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
And for higher versions are –
  • 1 GHz or even faster processor with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2.
  • 1 GB RAM of 32-bit but 2 GB of RAM 64-bit is necessary.
  • 16 GB hard disk space for 32-bit or 20 GB for the 64-bit.
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
Full forms -
  • PAE – Physical Address Extension
  • NX  – NX processor bit
  • SSE2 – Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
According to Microsoft –
  • PAE gives 32-bit processors that have the ability to use more than 4GB of physical memory on Windows and is a prerequisite for NX.
  • NX helps your processor, by a guard against attacks by malicious software.
  • SSE2 is a standard instruction processor.
  • Increasingly used by third-party apps and drivers.

system requirements for MAC PC:

Applied to the US only(not available outside)

QuickBooks system requirements for MAC PC are –

  • MAC OS 10.12 – supported by MAC 10.13 and MAC 10.14
  • Intel processor core 2 duo or higher
  • Higher processor to run a multi-user server.
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 250 MB of free spaces or even more.
  • High-speed internet connections for downloading options.
  • Printer for print invoices or check.
  • Always use intuit checks
  • Product registration required.

Integration Requirements:

  • It helps in exporting the reported data with the help of the apple version number.
  • It requires the apple mail and all supports of the mail.
  • Requires the intuit merchant service for supporting the credit card supports.
  • Requires a paid subscription for the integration processing payroll.
  • It also supports one-way conversion to all windows versions.
  • Supports round-tripping for the Windows QuickBooks with different platforms.

The system requirement for QuickBooks apps:

Check configuration required for the processor till then read here for the required requirements.

Processors –
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB of RAM or even more.
  • SIMD Extention 2 (SSE2) for streaming.
Hard Disk:
  • 1 GB but 2 GB is OK.
  • Soli State Drive (SSD)
Network Speed:
  • As suggested by then Quickbooks online.
  • Minimum internet speed 512kbps.
Machine type supported:
  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • Tablets or even mobile phones.
Operating System Supported:
  • Window 7,8,8.1 or even more (10).
  • MAC OX S 10.9, 10.10 or even more (10.11).

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