Check out System Requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022

System Requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022

QuickBooks is one of the most significant software when it comes to managing the business. Albeit, it is high on innovation, it is necessary to keep the QuickBooks software error-free and high on performance. There are certain requirements that you need for the enhanced functioning of your software. Let’s take a look at all the system requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022.  

System requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022  

1. Operating system  

  • Windows 10 natively installed (All editions) 
  • Windows 8.1 All editions that are 64-bit and are natively installed 
  • Windows Server 2019 and 2016, Standard and Essentials 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Essentials 
  • Windows Server 2012, Standard and Essentials 

2. Database server 

Windows installed  

  • Windows Server 2019 & 2016, Standard and Essentials 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Essentials 
  • Windows Server 2012, Standard and Essentials 
  • Windows 10 
  • Windows 8.1 


If you are using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Database Server-only installation 

  • OpenSuse Leap 15.1, 15.2 
  • Fedora 31, 32 
  • Red Hat Enterprise 8 (RHEL 8)

3. Browser requirements 

QuickBooks Desktop 2022 requirements:  

  • internet access 
  •  Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit).

4. Hardware  

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz minimum 
  • RAM: 
  • 4GB minimum, 8GB Recommended 
  • Server RAM requirements: 
  • 1-5 Users: 8GB RAM 
  • 10 Users: 12GB RAM 
  • 15 Users: 16GB RAM 
  • 20 Users: 20+GB RAM 
  • Disk space: 2.5GB of disk space 
  • Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET, provided on the QuickBooks CD. 

5. Additional requirements for Intuit Data QuickBooks  

  • Requires a minimum of 4.0GB RAM 
  • Largest file backup + 100MB The space is only required from the work folder: LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”. 

Windows: US version of Windows. 

  • Regional settings are activated 
  • Administrator rights for the server computer  
  • Natively installed windows 
  • No need to run in a virtual environment DVD-ROM 

6. Other hardware devices 

For the users who are using Warehouse Manager in QuickBooks Desktop mobile, check out the supported devices you can use: 

  • Zebra TC20/TC25/TC51 Mobile Computer is recommended that process Android 4.4 & above 
  • Zebra MC40 Mobile Computer with Android 4.4 & above 
  • Honeywell Voyager 1602g Pocket Barcode Scanner 
  • Socket Mobile CHQ 7CI 
  • Symbol CS3070 

7. Software compatibility 

QuickBooks has the potential to be integrated with multiple other apps. Here are a few apps that are most commonly used with the software. For more, you can check out Intuit App Store. You must also keep in mind that additional RAM can intensify the use of these features.  

  • Microsoft Office: Office 2019, Office 2016 (including Outlook 2016) both on 32 and 64-bit, Office 2013 and 365 on 32 and 64-bit. But the user needs to remember that Microsoft 365 web version is not supported, for the use it has to be installed locally.  
  • Email estimates, invoices, along with Microsoft Outlook 2016-2019 
  •  Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and, other SMTP-supporting email clients. 
  • For letters, you may require Microsoft Word 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit). 
  • For exporting the reports that require sheets you will need Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit). 
  • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook will need Outlook 2019 (32-bit), 2016, or 2013. 
  • QuickBooks Contact Sync for Outlook. The Contact Sync app fails to work well with the Microsoft Business Contact Manager Outlook plug-in thus, syncing might lead to creating duplicate records. 
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale V19.0, and V18.0. 
  • TurboTax 2020, 2019, and 2018 
  • Lacerte 2020, 2019, and 2018. 
  • Pro-Series tax years 2020, 2019, and 2018. 
  • Quicken 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016. 
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac. 
  • Adobe Acrobat Reade. 
  • Online features and services such as payroll require Internet access with at least a 56 Kbps connection speed DSL or cable modem is recommended. 
  • Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo Email and Windows Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client which supports the plain text version). 
  • Internet Explorer 11 

8. Antivirus and anti-malware 

There are certain antiviruses that in combination with QuickBooks can lead to a more advanced performance of the accounting software. All you need to do is check out the list shared below and adjust a few settings here & there, and you would be good to go!  

Antivirus software 

  • McAfee 
  • Avast 
  • Bitdefender 
  • Norton 
  • Kaspersky 
  • Trend Micro Security 
  • Webroot 
  • ESET 
  • Panda Dome 
  • Sophos 
  • Avira 
  • Symantec 
  • F-Secure 

Antimalware software 

  • Bitdefender 
  • AVG 
  • Malwarebytes 
  • Spybot 
  • Emsisoft 
  • McAfee 
  • Avast 
  • Webroot 
  • ZoneAlarm 
  • Kaspersky 
  • F-Secure 

Hopefully, now you have understood the System requirements for QuickBooks desktop 2022. If you face any error while using the software or any kind of error is bothering you then you must get in touch with a team of professionals. quickbooksenterprisesupport is always here to assist you with your queries. You can contact our team of experts at +1 (888) 485 0289 and they will be happy to assist you with your issues.