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System requirements for QuickBooks 2019 and Enterprise Solutions 19.0

Learn what the minimum requirements are to run QuickBooks Desktop.

Get the best possible experience in QuickBooks. Here’s helpful information about operating system, hardware, software, and other requirements to run QuickBooks Desktop.

QuickBooks Pro/Premier 2019 and Enterprise 19.0

  • Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Note: “Natively installed” means Windows is installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means that it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulator.

Windows (natively installed)
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011 Note: Windows Small Business Server 2011 is not compatible with QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Windows Server2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 (update 1)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only)
Linux (when using QBES Database Server-only installation)
  • OpenSuse 42.3
  • Fedora 27
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7.4)
Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit)
Processor 2.4 GHz minimum
RAM 4GB minimum, 8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements

  • 1-5 Users: 8GB RAM
  • 10 Users: 12GB RAM
  • 15 Users: 16GB RAM
  • 20 Users: 20+GB RAM
Disk space
  • 2.5GB of disk space (additional required for data files).
  • Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD.
  • Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to US only).
    • Require minimum 4.0GB RAM.
    • Twice the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+"Intuit\Intuit Data Protect".
Note: Storing a large. QBW data file on an SSD will greatly speed up performance and is encouraged.
Windows
  • US version of Windows.
  • Regional settings are supported when set to English.
  • Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access.
  • Natively installed - means its was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn't need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.
Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations (unless QuickBooks is downloaded from Intuit server).
Screen Resolution
  • Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors.
  • Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.

Note: Internet access is required.

You can integrate QuickBooks with hundreds of other applications. Below is a list of the most common applications you can use alongside QuickBooks. To find more apps, go to Intuit App Store.

Note: Additional RAM can enhance the use of these features.

  • Microsoft Office:
    • Office 2016 (including Outlook 2016) both on 32 and 64-bit.
    • Office 2010 and Office 2013 and 365 (including Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013) both on 32 and 64 bit. Note: Office 365 is only supported when it is locally installed, not the web version.
    • Email Estimates, Invoices and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2010-2016, Microsoft Outlook with Office 365, GMail, Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com, other SMTP-supporting e-mail clients.
    • Preparing letters requires Microsoft Word 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365 (includes 64-bit).
    • Exporting reports requires Microsoft Excel 2016, 2013, or 2010 or Office 365 (includes 64-bit).
    • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook requires Outlook 2010 (32-bit).
    • Synchronization with Outlook requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook (the download is available at no charge). Note: Contact Sync does not work with the Microsoft Business Contact Manager Outlook plug-in. Syncing could cause duplicate records.
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale V18.0 and V12.0
  • TurboTax 2018 (Personal and Business)
  • Lacerte 2018 and 2017
  • Pro-Series tax years 2017 and 2016
  • Quicken 2018, 2017, 2016
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Business Planner, Payroll and viewing forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later.
  • Payroll and other online features and services requires Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed (1 Mbps recommended). DSL or cable modem is recommended.
  • Gmail, Yahoo Email, Windows Mail, Hotmail and AOL (i.e Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client*).Note: *Supports plain text version in Mozilla.
  • Internet Explorer 11

We tested QuickBooks Pro 2019, Premier 2019, and Enterprise 19.0 with the following firewall and antivirus programs.

Note: In some cases, you may need to adjust some settings in these programs to get the best possible QuickBooks performance.

  • Windows Server Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Malwarebytes

 Note: QuickBooks will work with systems running RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) but this is not recommended because it may cause QuickBooks to operate slowly.

QuickBooks Desktop 2019 requires internet security protocol TLS 1.2 for the connected services to work smoothly.

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