System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018

​​This page lists the system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018. This list of Dynamics GP 2018 System Requirements was last modified November 10th, 2017.

 

Overview

This document contains the minimum client hardware requirements, server
recommendations and Terminal Server minimum hardware requirements supported
by the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Support Team. The following server
recommendations are not minimum server requirements. The requirements and
recommendations are based on experience with many different installations. Users
may need to increase these requirements due to environmental factors to achieve
individual performance expectations.

Review each Customer Profile below to determine what profile best fits the user
count, modules used and transaction volume for your environment. Use that
Customer Profile as a recommendation for your server hardware implementation.

***The System Requirements are subject to change until the release of 
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018***

Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 1
Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 2
Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 3
Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 4
Remote Desktop Services Requirements

Client Requirements

Item​ Requirements
32-bit x64
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows 10
Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 10
Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1
Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1
Ultimate Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1
Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Ultimate Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows 10
Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 10
Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1
Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1
Ultimate Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1
Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Edition
Microsoft Windows 7
Enterprise Edition
Processor 1 Dual Core or 1 Single
Core Processor 2.6 GHz
or higher
1 Dual Core or 1 Single Core
Processor 2.6 GHz or higher
Available
Hard Disk
Space
2GB or more on the
system root
2GB or more on the system
root
Minimum
Available RAM
2GB or more 2GB or more
Network
Card
1GB Ethernet
Microsoft
Office
Microsoft Office 2013 32bit & x64
Microsoft Office 2016 32bit & x64NOTES:
1. If using Office x64, the server type in System Preferences
(Microsoft Dynamics GP | Tools | System | Setup | System
Preferences) must be set to Exchange.
2. The Exchange server type only supports XPS and DOCX.
3. If using Office 32bit, the server type in System Preferences can
either be MAPI or Exchange
Internet
Explorer
Internet Explorer 11.0  – Desktop Mode Only
Edge
ODBC
Driver
SQL Native Client 11.0
SQL Native Client 10.0**NOTE: A 32bit ODBC DSN is required for Microsoft Dynamics
GP 2018**
Adobe Adobe X
Virtual
Environments
Supported
(Optional)
Hardware Virtualization
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V​Software Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0For additional Virtual Technology Support, click the link below to
review the Virtualization Support Policy Wizard. Choose Products to see if your Virtual Technology is listed.http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvpwizard.htm
NOTES
1. A 32-bit ODBC DSN is required for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 on a 32-bit and
x64 machine.  Refer to KnowledgeBase Article 870416 for the steps to setup a 32-bit
ODBC DSN on an x64 machine.2. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have
sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that
you deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access
memory (RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements. For more
information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
Knowledge Base: 897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-
Microsoft hardware virtualization software.

 

 

Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 1

 

Item Requirements
Customer
Profile 1
Usage
Use only Financial Series modules
Have between 0-5 concurrent users for Microsoft SQL Server or
for  Microsoft SQL Server Express
Process fewer than 250 transactions per day
No web applications in use
Peer to Peer Environment
32-bit x64
Database
Requirements
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case
Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server
Management Studio, right-
click the SQL Server Name
and click Properties: Server
Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server
Management Studio, right
-click the SQL Server Name
and click Properties:
Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server
Management Studio, right
-click the SQL Server Name
and click Properties: Server
Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server
Management Studio, right
-click the SQL Server Name
and click Properties: Server
Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows Server
2016  Essentials Edition or
Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012  Essentials Edition or
Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 R2 Essentials Edition or
Standard Edition
Processor 1 Dual Core or 2 Single Core
Processors
1 Dual Core or 2 Single
Core Processors
Minimum
Available
RAM
2 GB or more 2 GB or more
Network
Card
1GB Ethernet
Virtual
Environments
Supported
(Optional)
Hardware Virtualization
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V​Software Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0For additional Virtual Technology Support, click the link below to
review the Virtualization Support Policy Wizard. Choose Products to see if your Virtual Technology is listed.
http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvpwizard.htm
NOTES
1. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have
sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you
deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory
(RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements. For more information,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base: 897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft
hardware virtualization software.
2. Verify processors can be upgraded.

 

 

Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 2

Item Requirements
Customer
Profile 2
Usage
Use only Financial Series modules
Have between 0-20 concurrent users for Microsoft SQL Server or
0-10 concurrent users for Microsoft SQL Server Express Use
Report Writer, Crystal Reports, or Management Reporter
Process fewer than 1000 transactions per day
Import very little data
Dedicated server with Microsoft SQL Server only
Recommend a dedicated server with Microsoft SQL Server
Express only
32-bit x64
Database
Requirements
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case
Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server Management
Studio, right-click the SQL
Server Name and click
Properties: Server Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server Management
Studio, right-click the SQL
Server Name and click
Properties: Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
-Enterprise, Standard or Express
Supported Microsoft SQL Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click
Properties: Server Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click Properties:
Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows Server
2016  Essentials Edition or
Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 Essentials Edition or
Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 R2 Essentials Edition or
Standard Edition
Processor 1 Dual Core or 2 Single Core
Processors
1 Dual Core or 2 Single
Core Processors
Disk
Configuration
RAID 1 for operating system
and applications (2 disks)
RAID 5 for SQL database log and
data files (4 disks)
RAID 1 for operating
system and applications
(2 disks)
RAID 5 for SQL database
log and data files (4 disks)
Minimum
Available
RAM
2 GB or more 2 GB or more
Network
Card
1GB Ethernet
Virtual
Environments
Supported
(Optional)
Hardware Virtualization
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V​Software Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0For additional Virtual Technology Support, click the link below to
review the Virtualization Support Policy Wizard. Choose Products to see if your Virtual Technology is listed.http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvpwizard.htm

NOTES
1. Additional disks will improve Microsoft SQL Server performance.
2. Verify processors can be upgraded.
3. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have
sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you
deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory
(RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements. For more information, click
the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware
virtualization software.

 

Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 3

Item Requirements
Customer
Profile 3
Usage
Use Financials Series modules
Use Distribution Series modules moderately
Use Field Service Series modules
Use Manufacturing Series or Project Series modules moderately
Have between 20 and 60 concurrent users
Use Terminal Server
Use Report Writer, Crystal Reports or Management Reporter
Perform some online analytical processing (OLAP) cube generation
Using an import routine/eConnect/Integration Manager
Process between 1000 and 4000 transactions per day
-Originating in Sales (SOP and/or RM), Payables or General Ledger
Dedicated Microsoft SQL Server
32-bit x64
Database
Requirements
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise or Standard
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Enterprise or Standard
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case
Insensitive – Sort Order
52

In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click Properties:
Server Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click Properties:
Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise or Standard
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Enterprise or Standard
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case
Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server Management
Studio, right-click the SQL
Server Name and click
Properties: Server Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server Management
Studio, right-click the SQL
Server Name and click
Properties: Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows Server
2016  Standard or Datacenter
Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 Standard or Datacenter
Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter
Edition
Processor 1 Dual Core or 2 Single
Core Processors
1 Dual Core or 2 Single
Core Processors
Disk
Configuration
RAID 1 for operating
system and applications
(2 disks)
RAID 1 for SQL database
log files (2 disks)
RAID 5 (4 disk minimum)
or RAID 0+1 (8 disk
minimum) for SQL data files
RAID 1 for TempDB (2
disks) – optional, but
recommended
RAID 0 for SQL backups
(full and log) (2 disks)
RAID 1 for operating system and
applications (2 disks)
RAID 1 for SQL database log files
(2 disks)
RAID 5 (4 disk minimum) or
RAID 0+1 (8 disk minimum)
for SQL data files
RAID 1 for TempDB (2 disks) –
optional, but recommended
RAID 0 for SQL backups (full
and log) (2 disks)
Minimum
Available
RAM
4 GB or more 4 GB or more
Network
Card
1GB Ethernet
Virtual
Environments
Supported
(Optional)
Hardware Virtualization

Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V​

Software Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0

For additional Virtual Technology Support, click the link below to
review the Virtualization Support Policy Wizard. Choose Products to see if your Virtual Technology is listed.http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvpwizard.htm

NOTES
1. Additional disks will improve Microsoft SQL Server performance.
2. Verify switch is capable of handling network traffic.
3. Verify processors can be upgraded.
4. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have
sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you
deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory
(RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements. For more information, click
the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware
virtualization software.

 

Server Recommendations: Customer Profile 4

Item Requirements
Customer
Profile 4
Usage
Use Financials Series and Distribution Series modules
extensively
Use Field Service Series, Manufacturing Series, and Project
Series modules extensively
Have between 60 and 100 concurrent users
Use Terminal Server
Use Report Writer, Crystal Reports or Management Reporter
extensively
Use an import routine extensively – eConnect
Process more than 4000 transactions per day-Originating in
Sales (SOP and/or RM), Payables or General Ledger Perform
online analytical processing (OLAP) cube generation (to different
machine)
Dedicated Microsoft SQL Server
32-bit x64
Database
Requirements
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise or Standard
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Enterprise or Standard Edition
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case
Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click Properties:
Server Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click Properties:
Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Microsoft SQL Server 2016
-Enterprise or Standard
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Enterprise or Standard Edition
Supported Microsoft SQL
Server Collation
1. Dictionary Order Case
Insensitive – Sort Order 52

In the SQL Server
Management Studio, right-
click the SQL Server Name
and click Properties: Server
Collation = SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS2. Binary – Sort Order 50 
In the SQL Server
Management Studio,
right-click the SQL Server
Name and click Properties:
Server Collation = Latin1_General_BIN
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows Server
2016 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012  Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
Processor 2 Dual Core or 4 Single Core
Processors
2 Dual Core or 4 Single Core
Processors
Disk
Configuration
RAID 1 for operating system
and applications (2 disks)
RAID 1 for SQL database log
files (2 disks)
RAID 1 for TempDB (2 disks)
RAID 0 for SQL backups (full
and log) (2 disks)
RAID 0+1 for data files (8
disks or more)
RAID 1 for operating system
and applications (2 disks)
RAID 1 for SQL database log
files (2 disks)
RAID 1 for TempDB (2 disks)
RAID 0 for SQL backups (full
and log) (2 disks)
RAID 0+1 for data files (8
disks or more)
Minimum
Available
RAM
8 GB or more 8 GB or more
Network
Card
1GB Ethernet
Virtual
Environments
Supported
(Optional)
Hardware Virtualization
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V​Software Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0For additional Virtual Technology Support, click the link below
to review the Virtualization Support Policy Wizard. Choose Products to see if your Virtual Technology is listed.http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvpwizard.htm
NOTES
1. Verify processors can be upgraded to 8 processors.
2. Additional disks will improve Microsoft SQL Server performance.
3. Verify switch is capable of handling network traffic.
5. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have
sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you
deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory
(RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements. For more information,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base: 897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft
hardware virtualization software.

 

Remote Desktop Services Requirements

Item Requirements
32-bit x64
Operating
System
Microsoft Windows Server
2016 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server
2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
Citrix
(Optional)
Citrix XenApp Citrix XenApp
Processor 1 Quad Core or 2 Dual
Core Processors or higher
1 Quad Core or 2 Dual Core
Processors or higher
Disk
Configuration
RAID 1 for operating
system and applications
(2 disks)
RAID 1 for operating system
and applications (2 disks)
Minimum
Available
RAM
4 GB – Up to 15 concurrent
users
8 GB – Up to 30 concurrent
users
16 GB – Up to 60
concurrent users
4 GB – Up to 15 concurrent
users
8 GB – Up to 30 concurrent
users
16 GB – Up to 60
concurrent users
Network
Card
1GB Ethernet
Virtual
Environments
Supported
(Optional)
Hardware Virtualization
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V​Software Virtualization
Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0For additional Virtual Technology Support, click the link below to
review the Virtualization Support Policy Wizard. Choose Products to see if your Virtual Technology is listed.http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvpwizard.htm
NOTES
1. It is recommended to have a dedicated Terminal Server/Citrix Server. There may
be performance losses if Microsoft SQL Server is running on the Terminal Server/
Citrix Server. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have two separate servers.
One server with Terminal Server and/or Citrix and one server with Microsoft SQL
Server.
2. If using Adobe, Adobe must be installed at the Terminal Server.
3. If using Lync for Unified Communications, a remote app for Lync must also be configured and copied to the client along with the Microsoft Dynamics GP remote app.  The Lync remote app must be launched first and then the Microsoft Dynamics GP remote app.
4. If accessing Citrix, the hardware and software must be supported according to the Citrix configuration requirements.
5. Verify processors can be upgraded.
6. The amount of RAM needed depends on the number of concurrent users per
Terminal Server.
7. Verify switch is capable of handling network traffic.
8. Increased user count may require greater RAM and Processor speed.
9. Users utilizing Management Reporter or Crystal reporting via Terminal Services
may require increased hardware to increase performance.
10. When you deploy a system in a virtual environment, make sure that you have
sufficient hard disk space to avoid performance problems. Each computer that you
deploy in a virtual environment should meet or exceed the random access memory
(RAM) requirements and the hard disk space requirements. For more information,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base: 897615 Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft
hardware virtualization software.

 

Additional Information

1. This document represents configurations tested by Microsoft Business Solutions
and supported by Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Support. Use of technologies
not specified in this document is not recommended and will not be supported. Testing
is ongoing, and as newer technologies become supported this list will be updated.

2. The following are no longer supported with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018:
a. Windows Server 2008 all editions.
b. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 all editions.

Dynamics GP 2018 System Requirements


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