QuickBooks Desktop 2024 does not support Server 2012, and this means it is time to replace your Server and computers to meet their new system requirements. This is a positive change, especially since your equipment is likely over a decade old.

QuickBooks Desktop 2024 does not support Server 2012

Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows Standard and Essentials Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 after Oct 10, 2023. For this reason, QuickBooks 2024 won’t support Windows Server 2012 and can’t be installed on it.

What can you do?

If you are running Windows Server 2012, this operating system is 12 years old. It is probably indicative of your server’s age. I would recommend replacing this equipment.

What do we recommend?

We can provide two options:

  • Option 1: Physical Server replacement
  • Option 2: Virtual Server QuickBooks Only. migrate to a virtual cloud environment would alleviate the hardware costs and places you on a monthly subscription. More information about this solution can be found here.
  • Option 3: Virtual Server Full Environment. This solution would provide your entire environment on our servers including your desktops. The virtual environment would provide enhanced security, centralized management, remote access, disaster recovery, and a consistent user experience.

Operating System Requirements for QuickBooks Pro or Premier 2024 and Enterprise 24.0

  • Windows 11, 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 10, all 64-bit editions, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2022, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Essentials

Microsoft Office:

  • Office 2021
  • Office 2019
  • Office 2016 (including Outlook 2016) both on 32 and 64-bit
  • Email estimates, invoices, and other forms with Microsoft Outlook 2016-2021, Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook.com, and other SMTP-supporting email clients.
  • Preparing letters requires Microsoft Word 2021, 2019, 2016, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit).
  • Exporting reports requires Microsoft Excel 2021, 2019, 2016, or Microsoft 365 (includes 64-bit).
  • Contact Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook requires Outlook 2021, 2019  (32 and 64-bit), or 2016.

This is referenced from Intuit

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