Can I install QuickBooks Enterprise 2013 on a server?
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You can install the database on a server. First, you would need to decide what type of server you want to install on.
Some users choose to use a Windows Server, such as Windows Server 2003. Others prefer the reliability of saving and accessing the database through a Linux server. Supported versions of Linux are:
- CentOS 5
- Debian (Lenny)
- Fedora 6 / 7 / 8
- OpenSuSE 10.2
- Ubuntu 6.06 / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04
There are instruction guides available from Intuit:
You need to be aware that this is not something to be tried by a novice. You need to have a decent working knowledge of the Linux operating system you will using.
While the database will be stored and accessed from the Linux server, the actual QuickBooks Enterprise program would not be installed there. Instead, you would install the QuickBooks Database Manager and Public Key from intuit, and follow the instructions for installation.
There are several other files or programs that would need to be installed, and the Installation Documents will advise you of what they are. You will also need to install and configure Samba, so that the data can be accessed from Windows computers. Again, the instructions for this are part of the guide.
Intuit has published the following system requirements:
The following is the hardware and software requirements for installing the Linux
Database Server Manager.
Minimum: 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium III
Recommended: 2 GHz Intel Pentium IV
Minimum: 1 GB of RAM
Recommended: As much as possible
1GB for the database manager + extra space for any QuickBooks company files.
Fedora 6 / 7 / 8
Ubuntu 6.06 / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04
Note: We officially support OpenSUSE 10.2, fedora 6, and Novell Open
Workgroup Suite SBE
While not a perfect solution for all businesses, this is an option you may want to look at.
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