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System requirements for QuickBooks 2011 and Enterprise Solutions 11.0

Description

Note: QuickBooks has not been tested with Internet Explorer 9. In some cases, it may be necessary to revert to Internet Explorer 8 to ensure the best possible performance with QuickBooks.

System requirements for QuickBooks 2011:

Operating systems supported

QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2011 or QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 11.0:

  • Windows 7, all editions including 64-bit, natively installed 
  • Windows Vista (SP2 or later), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed 
  • Windows XP (SP2 or later), all editions including 64-bit, natively installed 
  • Windows Server 2008, Small Business Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003, including 64-bit, natively installed 

Database Servers:

  • Windows: Natively installed Windows 7 or Vista with UAC on, XP (SP2 or later), Windows Server 2008 or 2003, Small Business Server 2008

    Note: Windows Home Server Edition is not supported.
     
  • Linux: When using an Enterprise Solutions Database Server-only installation: Natively installed OpenSUSE 11.2, Fedora 12, Red Hat Enterprise 5.4.

QuickBooks Pro or Premier hardware and operating system requirements (client and server)

    • 2.0 GHz processor; 2.4 GHz recommended
    • 1 GB RAM for single user, 2 GB RAM recommended for multiple users
    • 2.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
    • 4x CD-ROM drive required for CD installations
    • Display optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher; 16-bit color or higher
    • Windows:
      • U.S. version of only
      • Regional Settings are supported when set to English (United States) with keyboard setting to U.S. only
      • Natively installed
    • Disk space requirements for additional software: 250 MB for Microsoft .NET 3.5 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions hardware and operating system requirements (client and server)

    • Client:
      • 2.0 GHz processor, 2.4 GHz recommended
      • 1 GB RAM for single user, 2 GB RAM recommended for multiple users
    • Server:
      • 2.0 GHz processor (1.2 GHz for Linux), 2.4 GHz recommended (2.0 GHz for Linux)
      • 1 GB RAM, 2 GB RAM recommended - Server
    • Disk space (client and server): 2.5 GB of disk space (additional space required for data files)
    • 4x CD-ROM drive required for CD installations
    • Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher; 16-bit color or higher
    • Windows:
      • U.S. version of Windows only.
      • Regional Settings are supported when set to English (United States) with keyboard setting to U.S. only
      • Natively installed 
    • Disk space requirements for additional software: 250 MB for Microsoft .NET 3.5 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD.
    • Minimum network requirements:
      • 100 Mbps network card
      • 100 Mbps switch or router
      • 40 Mbps network bandwidth

RAM requirements for Microsoft Terminal Services

Important: Terminal services is only supported with QuickBooks Enterprise.

    • 5 users: 2-3 GB
    • 10 users: 3-4 GB
    • 15 users: 4-6 GB
    • 20 users: 6-8 GB

Software compatibility

QuickBooks is capable of integrating with hundreds of third-party applications. The following integrations are provided with QuickBooks; additional RAM will enhance the use of these features. See Intuit Marketplace for the most up-to-date list.

    • Microsoft Office:
      • Preparing letters requires Microsoft Word 2007, 2003, or 2002. 
      • Exporting reports requires Microsoft Excel 2007, 2003 or 2002. 
      • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook requires Outlook 2007, 2003, or 2002.
      • Synchronization with Outlook requires QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook (the download is available at no charge).
        Contact Sync does not work with the Microsoft Business Contact Manager Outlook plug-in. If a sync is performed, duplicate records could result 
         
    • QuickBooks Point of Sale v7.0 and later.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader: Business Planner functionality and viewing forms requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later.
    • Payroll and other online features and services requires Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed (DSL or cable modem recommended).

      Note: QuickBooks has not been tested with Internet Explorer 9. In some cases, it may be necessary to revert to Internet Explorer 8 to ensure the best possible performance with QuickBooks.
       

Firewall and antivirus software compatibility

QuickBooks 2011 has been tested with the following firewall and antivirus products.

Note: In some cases, it may be necessary to adjust settings in these products to ensure the best possible performance with QuickBooks.

  • Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows Vista Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows XP Firewall (all editions)
  • Symantec Norton AntiVirus, Internet Security, Norton 360
  • McAfee VirusScan Plus, Internet Security, Total Protection
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security
  • ZoneAlarm

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

 

If this information does not answer your question, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site for free. You can contact an agent for additional guidance. Fees may apply.

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