Migrating QB 2016 Premier on Windows 7 to QB 2019 Premier on Server 2016
Hi, I have QB Premier 2016 Multi User running on a WIn7 workstation. I'm planning on purchasing Premier 2019 and installing it on WinServer2016. What is the proper path to get all of the quickbooks data onto the new server and properly converted?
Allow me to share some information to make sure you’re able to successfully migrate your old QuickBooks 2016 data to a new QuickBooks 2019 version.
One possible factor to consider in the migration process is the compatibility of your computer to the new version of QuickBooks. Here are the system requirements:
Windows 10, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed1
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
Windows: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2011, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only), natively installed.
Linux: When using QBES Database Server-only installation–OpenSuse 42.3, Fedora 27, Red Hat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7.4)
Also, I’d recommend creating a backup copy of your QuickBooks data. By doing so, you’ll always have a clean and intact file to work on if you encounter any error in the migration process. Once completed, you can now download and install your new QuickBooks Premier 2019.
As long as you follow the correct steps to upgrade to a new QuickBooks Desktop, there should not be any problem with migrating your files. You can move your company file using a network sharing or through a USB stick by copying it from the old computer to the new server.
If you need further help with the migration process, I’d suggest contacting our Technical Support Team. An agent will be able to access your account on a secured environment and further assist you via secured remote access session.