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Different editions of Windows Sever (Essentials, Standard, DataCenter)

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Trying to confirm additional details regarding Lacerte 2019 and 2020 system requirements. 

For the File Server OS, they list Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019, but do not explicitly mention the “Server Essentials” edition for those years.

Windows 2016 and 2019 are listed, but there are actually 4 different editions:

Windows Storage Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Windows Server 2016 Standard
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

Windows Storage Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 Essentials
Windows Server 2019 Standard
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

Can this be clarified / confirmed? 

Please advise. 

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@IntuitBettyJo could you find a response? 

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No. Just crickets thus far....

Tried also to send an email directly from Lacerte to Intuit on the same topic. Nothing from them yet either. 

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Hi there, 

I reached out and found that the software itself would work with all versions.  The only difference, is what you're able to do on the network side of the windows software. We'd recommend you reach out to your IT person to determine which version you would want to work with. 

Hope this helps, 

Betty Jo 

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