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is Quickbooks 2008 Pro compatible with Windows 2008 Server Std?

Anybody know if or have tried Quickbooks 2008 Pro on a Windows 2008 Server Std and used it with Terminal Server?

From what I found on Intuit's web site they say "Windows Server 2008 and Linux (Suse 10.2, Fedora 6) are supported when using an Enterprise Solutions Database server only installation."

What they are talking about is "Intuit Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions 8.0" which costs $3000 - $9000 ! ! !

I know that Quickbooks 2008 Pro works in WIndows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 32-bit and 64-bit with terminal server becuase I've already done that in the past but wondering about 2008 Server.

Any additional web sites or links to show what others did or couldn't do would be helpful.

Regards,
Torrey
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Miles Thornton

8/22/2022 - Mon
LegendZM

If it works on 2003 server, the chances are it will work on Server 2008. If you have a vista machine near by, and are able to install and get it running on that, it would probably work on the server 2008 machine. I don't think they'd prevent you from using quickbooks 2008 PRO explicitly on server 2008, when it's allowed on server 2003.
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Torrey Bates

Being familiar with NT, 2000, 2003, and 2003 RS server dealing with any quickbooks version at times in a server environment can be challenging.  I know that Intuit never supports a server enviroment even though they say it can work.  When I called this week 3 times each time they had a tech call me back any they all said I don't know if Pro 2008 works on a Server 2008 but you can try it.

Regards,
Torrey
LegendZM

Your best bet would be to try it on a Vista machine if you have one, and if you don't, find one to try it on. vista and server 08 are very similar. If it runs on vista there's a 90% chance it'll run on 08.
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Torrey Bates

I really need a 100% answer becuase of all the $$$ at stake.  

I guess Windows Server 2008 has not been out long enough to get a response from someone who has tried it to post results they had.

Regards,
Torrey
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Torrey Bates

Thanks GIo-Networks.

Just curious why you are not using 64-bit Server 2008?  If you ever wanted to use Exchange Server 2007 it only comes in a 64-bit version.  A few other upcoming Microsoft Server based apps will be 64-bit only.  Maybe you have two servers, one 32-bit and one 64-bit.  Maybe you don't have a need for the other apps that only run on 64-bit.

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Torrey
Glo-Networks

It's on a hosted root server that runs Windows 2003 x64 so at the momment we can't get 64 bit guest on it. Yes I know that VMWare does that but we're not overly keen on it :).
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garlandj

Solution??
That isn't a solution!
"Mine works - I don't know why yours doesn't" isn't a solution.  It indicates that it's possible, but leads one to think that the solution is a 32-bit install of 2008 - which is NOT relevant.
Please see this thread:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Industry_Specific/Financial/QuickBooks/Q_23933007.html
which DOES in fact point to a CONFIRMED solution.  Using the link provided I sucessfully installed and hosted data on a 64-Bit Windows 2008 SBS.
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John
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Torrey Bates

John (garlandj),

Interesting to see someone disagreeing on how a thread was handled 7 months after points have been awarded and 8 months after the thread was posted.  Nobody said "Mine works - I don't know why yours doesn't".  The other thread you point to is only 5 weeks old.  8 months ago I could not find any thread related to my question so I posted this one.   The moderators can certainly check into this thread and my account as well as Glo-Networks (Chris) account.  I don't know anything about Chris other than he kindly commented on my thread.

Regards,
Torrey
uhsdssm

Just cuious.  What do you mean "fiddling around"?  Any specifics?  I am going to try this soon and was under the impression that you had to purchase QB enterprise.  Good to know.
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Torrey Bates

In the past 15 months I have installed Quickbooks Pro 2008 on many Windows Server 2008 Std 64-bit OS environments with and without Terminal Services with no problems and no fiddling around.

I have never tried Quickbooks Enterprise due to cost and not needed to since Pro works.

Regards,
Torrey
Miles Thornton

Torrey! I have posted a question almost exactly like this one and I need urgent help! Would you please review my question and get back to me? https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Industry_Specific/Financial/QuickBooks/Q_24770159.html 

Thanks!
-Miles