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What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

I am thinking about moving our company file off of our Server 2016  HP Server Hardware to a Windows 10 i5 16GB and 225 SSD drive. We currently have two users using the file. I was wondering if there would be any impact to performance if we made this change. We are trying to limit the amount of the physical servers in our environment. 

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QuickBooks Team

Re: What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

Hello, j_cole. 

 

There could be no impact if you’re using a QuickBooks version that is compatible to Windows 10 i5 16GB and 225 SSD drive. To avoid issues when using the program on the new server, let’s check first your software’s system requirements. 


For further information, please refer to this article: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/community/Help-Articles/QuickBooks-Desktop-system-requirements/m-p/201...

 

Please feel free to visit us again if you have other questions about QuickBooks. 

Community Contributor **

Re: What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

I was planning to do something similar.  I want to try an optiplex 3060 micro workstation which has an i3 8100t chip with an SSD drive.  It's currently running on a 5 year old Pentium Xeon processor with Windows server 2013 and a spinning drive.  I am also interested in what people think.  Is there a performance hit also by running workstation host versus the server version?  thanks

 

 

QuickBooks Team

Re: What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

Hi fcorrado,

 

As long as the RAM, the Processor and other specs in your micro-workstation are within the system requirements, the speed will be fine. However, the more users you have, the more RAM is needed to prevent slowness. You can refer tho the link shared by my colleague, Miki and select your version of QuickBooks Enterprise to see the requirements. 

 

I'm just curious, is the RAM of your OptiPlex 3060 micro-workstation and is the i3-8100T Processor within the requirements? On the other hand, I'm not seeing Windows server 2013 is the system requirements. That might be causing an issue, but you can try setting up a multi-user environment to see how it goes.

 

Thanks.

Community Contributor **

Re: What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

The Optiplex is an i3 running at 3.1ghz with 8gb of Ram.  I'm planning to Run Windows 10 pro on it.  I could bump up the ram to 16gb to play it safe.

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QuickBooks Team

Re: What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

Thanks for information, fcorrado.

 

Nice RAM! The specs are within the requirements, and Windows 10 is fine. QuickBooks supports all editions of Windows 10.

 

Have a good day!

Super Explorer *

Re: What's the impact using Windows 10 vs Server 2016 to host multi user company file

There will be no impact however, you will lose the power of Cloud, that you can access it from anywhere, anytime, using any device.

 

 

Regards,

Adrian

QuickBooks Consultant - Apps4Rent