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Technical specifications

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

System requirements

  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 update/version supported by Microsoft
  • Windows Server 2012 (or R2), 2016, or 2019
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 8 GB of RAM for 64-bit application
  • 2.5 GB disk space recommended (additional space required for data files)
  • 4x DVD-ROM drive (unless user is downloading from Intuit server)
  • Enterprise subscriptions, payroll and online features require Internet access
  • QuickBooks Desktop App requires an active Enterprise subscription. Must be installed on a camera-enabled mobile device using Android 5.0 or iOS 12 or later.
  • Product registration required
  • Optimized for 1280×1024 screen resolution or higher. Supports one Workstation Monitor, plus up to 2 extended monitors. Optimized for Default DPI settings.

Integration with other software

  • Microsoft Word and Excel integration requires Office 2013-2019, or Microsoft 365 (32 and 64 bit)
  • E-mail Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2013-2019, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, GmailTM, and Outlook.com®, other SMTP-supporting e-mail clients. Integration with QuickBooks POS 19.0.
  • Transfer data from Quicken 2016-2021, QuickBooks Mac/Plus 2016-2022, and Microsoft Excel 2013-2019, Microsoft 365 (32 or 64 bit)

Browser requirement

  • Internet Explorer 11

Data management

  • Uses AES-1288 for data encryption for all PCI and PII data

Operational security

  • PCI PA-DSS certified, assessed annually as a payment application
  • Remainder not applicable as program is installed in customer environment and no data is stored on Intuit systems

If this information does not answer your question, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise with Cloud Access

You can connect to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Cloud Access using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client Software

This works via a software client that you download to your Windows or Macintosh computer.

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

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)

For Mac OS X
Download Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection client software.

System Requirements

  • Network: Broadband or equivalent high-speed connection highly recommended. Satellite internet is not recommended, due to the high level of latency the connections experience. – Outbound port 3389 needs to be open in order to connect.
  • OS: OS X version 10.3 or newer -Display: ** 1280×1024 or greater (for QuickBooks) recommended.
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 is required.

Now available: QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 22.0.