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System requirements for 2017 ProSeries and Fixed Asset Manager

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System requirements for 2017 ProSeries and Fixed Asset Manager

This article will help you understand the system requirements for 2017 ProSeries Professional, ProSeries Basic, and Fixed Asset Manager.

 

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Standalone requirements

Computer processor2.0 GHz or faster 1
Installed random access memory (RAM)4 GB RAM or more 2
Free hard drive space4 GB or more 3
Optical drive4x DVD-ROM or Higher

This requirement only applies if installing from disc instead of download
Operating systemWindows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows 8.1 4
Windows 10 4

Windows display settings 'font size' or 'font scaling' can't be greater than 100%
PrinterAny PCL 5E or higher compatible printer with 32 MB of printer memory 5
Internet connectionHigh-speed Internet connection (e.g.. Fiber Optic or Cable)

An internet connection is required for certain software operations, such as:
ProSeries user login authentication (1st time logging in on a computer)
ProSeries user password reset
Various online features, functions, and add-on products
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  • Intel Core i3 or comparable processor is recommended.
  • Visit the Microsoft support website for RAM requirements for all Windows operating systems.
  • If you want to optimize the performance of your computer, solid-state (SSD) hard drives can enhance your computer's capabilities.
  • ProSeries requires a mouse and keyboard to function. ProSeries may not function correctly in touchscreen-based interactions.
  • Inkjet printers aren't recommended. GDI and host-based printers aren't supported. LPT-connected printers may experience slower printing speeds.
  • Internet Explorer must be installed, but it doesn't have to be the default browser.

Network system requirements

File server computer processor2.0 GHz CPU as a dedicated file server 1
File server random access memory (RAM)Minimum of 8GB of RAM
Operating system for file serverWindows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows 2008 Server 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2
Windows Server 2016

Windows display settings 'font size' or 'font scaling' can't be greater than 100%
Workstation computer processor2.0 GHz or faster 3
Workstation random access memory (RAM)4 GB RAM or more 4
Workstation
free hard drive space
4 GB or more 5,6
Optical drive4x DVD-ROM or Higher

This requirement only applies if installing from disc instead of download
Workstation operating systemWindows 8.1 7
Windows 10 7
PrinterSee standalone system requirements
Network infrastructure100Mbps+ connection environment 8
Internet connectionHigh-speed Internet connection (e.g. Fiber Optic or Cable)

An internet connection is required for certain software operations, such as:
ProSeries user login authentication (1st time logging in on a computer)
ProSeries user password reset
Various online features, functions, and add-on products
BrowserInternet Explorer 11.0 9
  • For more than 2,000 client files, an Intel Core i5 or comparable multi-core processor is highly recommended.
  • For more than 2,000 client files: Windows Server 2008 (Service Pack 2), Server 2012 Standard, or Server 2016.
  • Intel Core i3 or comparable processor is recommended.
  • Visit the Microsoft support website for RAM requirements for all Windows operating systems.
  • An additional 1 GB of storage space is recommended for each 2,000 client files.
  • If you want to optimize the performance of your computer, solid-state (SSD) hard drives can enhance your computer's capabilities.
  • ProSeries requires a mouse and keyboard to function. ProSeries may not function correctly in all touchscreen-based interactions.
  • Due to risk of data corruption, Wi-Fi isn't recommended.
  • Internet Explorer must be installed, but it doesn't have to be the default browser

Additional important information

  • 64-bit versions of MS Office will be incompatible with certain ProSeries features.
  • We can't guarantee that ProSeries products/solutions will function properly on operating systems, software, and hardware we don't support. ProSeries Technical Support won't be able to help customers solve problems on unsupported environments in tax year 2017, or prior tax years.
  • Some newer high-DPI monitors (4K monitors) may need to disable scaling of high DPI settings to optimize the display presentation of ProSeries. This Windows setting can be adjusted in the ProSeries shortcut Properties on the Compatibility tab.
  • While some customers run ProSeries in a Windows emulation environment (for example, Virtual Machine) on the Apple MacOS (formerly Mac OS X) operating system, support for this type of install may be limited. Customers using the Apple MacOS may wish to use the ProConnect Tax instead of, or in addition to, ProSeries.
    • Click here for more information about ProConnect Tax.
  • NAS (Network Attached Storage) isn't supported due to the lack of Microsoft Windows-based operating system.
  • Terminal Servers and Cloud (hosted) environments aren't supported.

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