QuickBooks Enterprise Server Requirements.

Make sure your investment is optimized..  If you’re interested in running your QuickBooks Enterprise on site and with your own server please review the following details with a touch of our experience too.

Microsoft Windows Server Support Matrix

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure.Although QuickBooks Enterprise “is” supported by Intuit, we strongly recommend the most recent supported Windows Servers to preserve your investment.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft provides support on the current service pack, and in some cases the immediately preceding service pack, for the products listed below. See the Microsoft Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ for details on the Service Pack Support Policy. Although QuickBooks Enterprise “is” supported by Intuit, we strongly recommend the most recent supported Windows Servers to preserve your investment.

QuickBooks Enterprise Support Requirements – Server Compatibility

Server Operating systems supported:

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012R2
  • Windows Server 2012 (Small Business Server/Essentials), Windows Small Business Server 2011, Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 (SP2), including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Note: Windows Home Server Edition is not supported.
  • Linux: When using an Enterprise Solutions Database Server-only installation: natively installed  OpenSUSE 13.1, Fedora 20, Red Hat Enterprise 6.5.

QuickBooks Enterprise Support Requirements – Workstations

Windows Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista SP2, 7 SP1 or 8.1 Update 1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 10
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 2.5 GB disk space recommended (additional space required for data files)
  • 1024×768 or higher screen resolution, extended monitor is supported
  • 4x DVD-ROM drive
  • Payroll and online features require Internet access (1 Mbps recommended speed). An internet connection is required for product registration and to verify your active subscription.
  • Product registration required

Browser Requirement

  • Internet Explorer 9-11

Getting started with QuickBooks Enterprise with Hosting is easy.

Call us at (877) 888-5525

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Use a Mac? PC? Tablet? No problem. QuickBooks Enterprise with Hosting works on whatever platforms work best for you and even better… This is the best way to reduce the cost of your infrastructure easily.

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QuickBooks Enterprise+Hosting

You can connect to QuickBooks Enterprise Hosting Service depending on your operating system via the web.  For your security please contact Support for your secure portal id.


System Requirements

  • Adequate Internet connection (See Faqs)
  • Windows Vista(¹), Windows 7(¹), or Windows 8(¹), or Windows 10
  • Chrome and Firefox are not Supported
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer browser with ActiveX controls enabled
  • Newest Intel-compatible central processing unit (CPU)
  • At least 4MB available disk space
  • Windows Internet Explorer 11 is preferred.
  • Notes:
    • 1: Internet Explorer Patches are required

For Mac OS X

Download Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection client software for Intel-based Macs or for PowerPC-based Macs.

System Requirements

  • Adequate Internet connection (See Faqs)
  • Mac OS X version 10.1 or newer
  • PowerPC or Intel CPU
  • At least 3MB available disk space

Extra Security

Enjoy peace of mind with automatic data backups, and redundancy behind-the-scenes maintenance.3

24/7 Support4

Hosting is Supported by QuickBooks Experts and provide exceptional friendly support.

Set up. Easy.

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How Do We Start Hosting QuickBooks?
  1. If you don’t currently own QuickBooks, ask our team to help acquire the right version for your business OR;
  2. Bring Your Own License
  3. Sign up for Hosting Service by calling (877) 888-5525.
    1. We will advise you on the process of cloud hosting with GoToMyERP for the optimal performance of your QuickBooks Solutions and any Third Party system you use.
  4. In order to make sure this is an ideal solution for your business we perform a simple evaluation and if everything’s okay, it’s time to go to work.
  5. That’s it. Your cloud-hosted QuickBooks software will be set up and ready to use!
Does Hosting with GoToMyERP Improve the Experience of Using QuickBooks?

Absolutely. Better than any local machine.  With all your critical applications and data hosted on optimally tuned servers you can expect solid performance and much better overall performance. With our GoMobile, GoGlobal  access, you and your team can connect anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection.  Simply gain access via the web application and log in with your user ID and password. Your QuickBooks system will be ready for you to use, just as if it were running on your PC. There’s virtually nothing new to learn because the software looks and works just like it does on your local environment.

Enterprise-Class Reliability

Your ERP, CRM, WMS or other critical applications are hosted on high-performance dedicated server instances to provide enterprise-class reliability to businesses.  Without limitations on space and performance – GoToMyERP’s systems are designed to be flexible while you make your business successful.

What Does "Hosting" Mean?

“Hosting” is another way of saying that your QuickBooks software and data are running, maintained and stored (“hosted”) on an server in a secure enterprise-level facility, and not at your office on a PC, local or co-located server that you maintain. Access and work with your QuickBooks system from any current Windows, Mac , iOS, or Android based device at nearly any location with a good quality connection to the internet.

What is QuickBooks Enterprise Hosting Service powered by GoToMyERP?

It’s an additional service provided by authorized Intuit Hosting Providers – like GoToMyERP.  Intuit assesses and approves, standards and performance.

It is for licensed holders of QuickBooks Enterprise, or any QuickBooks software.  But not to worry, if you need it we can help you get it too, we’re Intuit Premier Resellers too.  Please see QuickBooks Enterprise Support Requirements.

Our service allows anyone authorized by you to to access your QuickBooks environment,  software and company data from just about any internet-connected device. Work anywhere, anytime – GoMobile, GoGlobal.

Is QuickBooks Support Included?

Yes, all our plans include support for our environment and diagnostic level support for all applications.  Our global team of experts is able to customize and directly support of just about any application from QuickBooks.  Give us a call and let us know what you have and how we can help.

Is It EASY to Use?

Your team simply launches our portal just like any web page, that’s it!  With secure credentials, each member of your team logs in with their own username and password.  Everything your team needs is there and ready to use and they look and work exactly the same.


We protect your hosted data with encrypted transmission, firewalls, multi-layer access controls, and encrypted backups. Other security measures are available, just ask us.

Continuity Planning and 3rd Party Trusts

Business Continuity Planning by GoToMyERP. Engineered to help you recover access to your data or entire environment if something were to happen to your office or you felt the need for additional accessibility. Your critical system are retained safely and accessible when you need them. Additionally, we work with all 3rd Party Trusting facilities to ensure your direct access to your data. Ask us for more detail.

Beyond Back Ups

We don’t just backup your data nightly, we image the whole environment and every server included.  This assures us we can recover changes you may have made to other critical information, system settings or recently applied update.  The systems are replicated and made available at other data centers for recovery scenarios beyond just backing up your data.

Can I Get a Copy of My Data?

Yes. As a part of our continuity planning we ask you if you’d prefer additional redundancy of your data or systems. Just ask us how.

A Low-Touch Environment

With GoToMyERP running your applications, you will decrease the need for on site servers and minimize IT related costs while increasing security, stability and performance.

Provisioning or Upfront Costs. Are these Included?

Your environment is custom no matter the size of your organization or number of applications needed to support your operations.  Makes sure you read our QuickBooks Enterprise Support Requirements. We tailor each environment to exactly what is needed and assist all of your team members during the onboarding and go-live process. Provisioning or setup costs may be necessary depending on the complexity of your solution, but normally nothing’s needed. Just ask, we’ll help minimize this too.

Connection Quality


Other computers within the organization that may be connected to different network device (i.e: wireless nodes, firewalls, switches, routers, etc.) are not individually tested and may present some undetected problems during our test.


VOIP must be on its own network, dedicated line and or your Firewall should be provisioned to isolate bandwidth required to support voice traffic.

Other factors:

Such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Web Filters, Antivirus or special firewall policies have been known to interfere with the proper operation of certain functions of the hosted system. i.e: printing, file transfers.

On environments determined to have low bandwidth, GoToMyERP will provide recommendations for a satisfactory bandwidth that would be appropriate for the number of users on the system. Though the network test may prove to be satisfactory from a bandwidth perspective, performance may degrade as users on that network consume bandwidth by using applications that range from Windows updates, to social networking, streaming audio or video, which will adversely affect ping times, and subsequently quality of connection to GoToMyERP services.

It is the client’s responsibility to address and resolve any issues that may come up related to the above factors with their internal IT department.  We do offer services at an additional price to tune up internal networks and connected devices.


You are responsible for meeting the minimum supported platforms for hardware, networking and operating systems as indicated by GoToMyERP for any device accessing our service.

Our environment exceeds minimum publisher specifications and performance standards.

You are responsible for the quality of any device within your organization or telecommunications service that will be use to connect to our service and must be able to access the AWS Firewalls with a minimum QoS (Quality of Service):

  • Dedicated Data Bandwidth[1] Minimum Range: 3-5mbps per connected location for 5-10 Users Accessing the System at Each Location
  • Minimum Range of Low Latency Pings[2], 25-50ms with a Jitter[3] Range of no greater than 15-20. This is not a guarantee of performance as our test may not reveal variations in performance on the day of test.
  • *We do not provide specifications for wireless, microwave or satellite environments to connect to the internet.
  • *Because service varies greatly in different geographical areas, we are not responsible for Quality of Connection or Your Internet or Communication providers’ performance.
  • Dedicated Data Bandwidth Minimum Range: 3-5mbps per connected location for 5-10 Users Accessing the System at Each Location. VOIP or other streaming requirements are required to be on a dedicated circuit or line.

Firewall Settings.  You are responsible for provisioning your firewall settings to allocate bandwidth so that no less than 50% of all available bandwidth is allocated to your connection to GoToMyERP.com’s Environment and given 1st priority over other applications or web traffic.  We also strongly recommend rule sets to eliminate or minimize any streaming or social networks.

You Internal Infrastructure is explicitly unsupported by GoToMyERP and we make no guarantee as to the quality of any component physical or virtual.


[1] Bandwidth is a measurement of bit-rate of available or consumed data communication resources expressed in bits per second (e.g.. 5Mbit/s)

[2] Latency is the measurement tells how long it takes a “packet” of data to travel from your computer to a server on the Internet and back.

[3] Jitter is merely the variance in measuring successive ping tests