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Quickbooks Pro 2015 - can it be hosted on a Windows Server 2016 server?

Hi, we are currently running Quickbooks Pro 2015 (with a three user license) on a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server.  

 

We would like to shut down that server soon, as Server 2008 is not going to be supported by Microsoft for too much longer. In its place, we would like to build a Windows 2016 server.

 

Will Quickbooks Pro 2015 install and work properly on Windows Server 2016?

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Best answer March 12, 2019

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QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks Pro 2015 - can it be hosted on a Windows Server 2016 server?

Hi there, @sp00nman89.

 

It's good to have you here in the Community today. I'm here to help share some inputs regarding the system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop.

 

QuickBooks Desktop 2015 usually works with Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2. On the other hand, the Windows Server 2016 best works with QuickBooks 2019. You might consider upgrading your QuickBooks to the latest version since QuickBooks 2015 is no longer supported. Here's a link where you can get more details about the product discontinuation: QuickBooks Desktop service discontinuation (Disco) policy and upgrade information

 

However, here is the detailed information about the system requirements for the supported versions of QuickBooks that you can read through for your reference: QuickBooks Desktop system requirements. 

 

If you've decided to switch over to the new version of QuickBooks, you can refer to the steps provided in these articles about the QuickBooks installation process: 

This should get you moving today.

 

Feel free to reach back out to me if you have any other question about QuickBooks system requirements. I'll be around to keep helping. Thanks for coming to the Community and have a great day!

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QuickBooks Team

Quickbooks Pro 2015 - can it be hosted on a Windows Server 2016 server?

Hi there, @sp00nman89.

 

It's good to have you here in the Community today. I'm here to help share some inputs regarding the system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop.

 

QuickBooks Desktop 2015 usually works with Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2. On the other hand, the Windows Server 2016 best works with QuickBooks 2019. You might consider upgrading your QuickBooks to the latest version since QuickBooks 2015 is no longer supported. Here's a link where you can get more details about the product discontinuation: QuickBooks Desktop service discontinuation (Disco) policy and upgrade information

 

However, here is the detailed information about the system requirements for the supported versions of QuickBooks that you can read through for your reference: QuickBooks Desktop system requirements. 

 

If you've decided to switch over to the new version of QuickBooks, you can refer to the steps provided in these articles about the QuickBooks installation process: 

This should get you moving today.

 

Feel free to reach back out to me if you have any other question about QuickBooks system requirements. I'll be around to keep helping. Thanks for coming to the Community and have a great day!

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Quickbooks Pro 2015 - can it be hosted on a Windows Server 2016 server?

This is a JOKE, they don't really support anything that their tools can't fix. THATS THE LIMIT, WHEN YOU PAY SEVERAL GRAND A YEAR FOR THEIR SUBSCRIPTION ALL YOU ARE PAYING FOR IS THE USE AND FOR SOMEONE WHO IS WAITING TO ANSWER YOU QUESTION WITH IT YOUR COMPUTER, RUN QB DIAG SOFTWARE OR QB DOCTOR. AS I WAS TOLD BY THEIR SUPPORT ANYTHING ELSE IS ABOVE THEIR PAY GRADE. 

 

SO MY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS POSSIBLY WORK, BUT IF DOESN'T WHEN IT SHOULD YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.

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Quickbooks Pro 2015 - can it be hosted on a Windows Server 2016 server?

This is a JOKE, they don't really support anything that their tools can't fix. THATS THE LIMIT, WHEN YOU PAY SEVERAL GRAND A YEAR FOR THEIR SUBSCRIPTION ALL YOU ARE PAYING FOR IS THE USE AND FOR SOMEONE WHO IS WAITING TO ANSWER YOU QUESTION WITH IT YOUR COMPUTER, RUN QB DIAG SOFTWARE OR QB DOCTOR. AS I WAS TOLD BY THEIR SUPPORT ANYTHING ELSE IS ABOVE THEIR PAY GRADE. 

 

SO MY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS POSSIBLY WORK, BUT IF DOESN'T WHEN IT SHOULD YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.


@BettyJaneB wrote:

Hi there, @sp00nman89.

 

It's good to have you here in the Community today. I'm here to help share some inputs regarding the system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop.

 

QuickBooks Desktop 2015 usually works with Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2. On the other hand, the Windows Server 2016 best works with QuickBooks 2019. You might consider upgrading your QuickBooks to the latest version since QuickBooks 2015 is no longer supported. Here's a link where you can get more details about the product discontinuation: QuickBooks Desktop service discontinuation (Disco) policy and upgrade information

 

However, here is the detailed information about the system requirements for the supported versions of QuickBooks that you can read through for your reference: QuickBooks Desktop system requirements. 

 

If you've decided to switch over to the new version of QuickBooks, you can refer to the steps provided in these articles about the QuickBooks installation process: 

This should get you moving today.

 

Feel free to reach back out to me if you have any other question about QuickBooks system requirements. I'll be around to keep helping. Thanks for coming to the Community and have a great day!


 

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Quickbooks Pro 2015 - can it be hosted on a Windows Server 2016 server?


@junk4u wrote:

This is a JOKE, they don't really support anything that their tools can't fix. THATS THE LIMIT, WHEN YOU PAY SEVERAL GRAND A YEAR FOR THEIR SUBSCRIPTION ALL YOU ARE PAYING FOR IS THE USE AND FOR SOMEONE WHO IS WAITING TO ANSWER YOU QUESTION WITH IT YOUR COMPUTER, RUN QB DIAG SOFTWARE OR QB DOCTOR. AS I WAS TOLD BY THEIR SUPPORT ANYTHING ELSE IS ABOVE THEIR PAY GRADE. 

 

SO MY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS POSSIBLY WORK, BUT IF DOESN'T WHEN IT SHOULD YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.


@BettyJaneB wrote:

Hi there, @sp00nman89.

 

It's good to have you here in the Community today. I'm here to help share some inputs regarding the system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop.

 

QuickBooks Desktop 2015 usually works with Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2. On the other hand, the Windows Server 2016 best works with QuickBooks 2019. You might consider upgrading your QuickBooks to the latest version since QuickBooks 2015 is no longer supported. Here's a link where you can get more details about the product discontinuation: QuickBooks Desktop service discontinuation (Disco) policy and upgrade information

 

However, here is the detailed information about the system requirements for the supported versions of QuickBooks that you can read through for your reference: QuickBooks Desktop system requirements. 

 

If you've decided to switch over to the new version of QuickBooks, you can refer to the steps provided in these articles about the QuickBooks installation process: 

This should get you moving today.

 

Feel free to reach back out to me if you have any other question about QuickBooks system requirements. I'll be around to keep helping. Thanks for coming to the Community and have a great day



Hi there, @sp00nman89.

This is just my 2cents for you. Don't waste your time and expense if you can avoid it with QBE everytime you upgrade or update you'll get some new problem that will take a majority of your time because little to none support is available. Your better off find something that would work better then complicate matters. yes quickbook was designed to try and be dummy proof since most users aren't accountants, but dummy proofing it for accounting part they forgot to dummy proof the application technical part.

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