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System requirements for QuickBooks 2006

Processor, memory, and disk space

  • QuickBooks Pro / Premier
    • At least 500 MHz (1 GHz recommended) Intel Pentium II (or equivalent) computer.
    • At least 128 MB (512 MB recommended) of RAM.
    • 800 MB Hard Disk space required to install the application. Additional space required for data files.

       
  • QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions
    • Minimum 1 GHz Intel Pentium (or equivalent) computer.
      Recommended: (Client 1 GHz Intel Pentium III) (Server: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4).
    • Minimum RAM: Client: 256 MB Server: 512 MB 850 MB of disk space.
      Recommended RAM: Client: 512 MB Server: 1 GB.
    • 1 GB Hard Disk space required to install the application. Additional space required for data files.
    • 100 MB/s or faster network.
       

Disk space requirements for additional software

  • 70 MB for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, provided on QuickBooks CD.
  • 150 MB for Microsoft .NET Framework CLR 1.1, provided on QuickBooks CD.
  • 9 MB for Timer.

Additional hardware and software

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, or XP operating system.
  • 2x CD-ROM drive.
  • 256-color SVGA monitor with a resolution optimized for 1024x768 (800 x 600 minimum supported) with 96 DPI size fonts (called Normal fonts in Windows XP and called Small fonts in Windows 2000).


 

Integration/compatibility requirements

QuickBooks is compatible with the following products, which are each sold separately.

  • If you plan to use features that integrate with Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel (such as writing letters or exporting reports), you need Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, or 2003 or Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, or 2003. More RAM enhances the use of these features.
  • If you want to synchronize with contact management software, you need either:
    • Microsoft Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, or 2003,
      or
    • Symantec ACT! version 3.08, 4.02, or Interact 2000.
    • Compatible with QuickBooks Customer Manager v2.0 and QuickBooks Client Manager v2.0.
    • Compatible with QuickBooks Point-of-Sale 5.0.
    • Business Planner functionality requires Adobe Acrobat 5.0, 6.0, or 7.0.
    • Payroll and online features/services require Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed.
       

Multi-user installation requirements

  • Pro and Premier: Multi-user mode is optimized for Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 client-server networks, and Windows 2000/XP peer-to-peer networks. Novell NetWare is supported but not recommended.
  • Enterprise: Multi-user mode is optimized for Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 client-server networks, and Windows 2000/XP peer-to-peer networks. Novell NetWare is supported but not recommended.
  • Enterprise: Use in a Terminal Server environment is supported for Windows XP Pro/2000 Server/Server 2003 Terminal Services.

Network file storage requirements

These system requirements cover the situation where a machine or server is used to store QuickBooks data files in a network environment where files are stored on one machine and accessed on another. The machine used for storing QuickBooks files must be a Windows 2000/Windows XP or Windows 2003 server.

  • Novell Netware is supported but not recommended.

If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site. You can also review other available QuickBooks support options for additional guidance.

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