If you have been using QuickBooks to manage your business, you might be aware of the discontinuation policy of Intuit. If you don’t know about it, we will provide you complete information regarding this. As you know that Intuit releases a new version every year. Intuit recently released the 2020 version of QuickBooks and 20.0 version of QuickBooks Enterprise. Along with a new release, Intuit also discontinues a version which was released 2 years back. This year, Intuit is going to discontinue the QuickBooks 2017 version from 31st May 2020. If you are using QuickBooks 2017 version, it is highly recommended to update your QuickBooks software to the latest release to avoid any kind of discontinuation.

Discontinuation of a version basically means that Intuit will stop providing any kind of support and critical security updates from the given date. It is very important to be updated to the latest release to avoid any kind of issue.

QuickBooks Versions That Are Getting Discontinued

Fully supported products Products for which services will be discontinued after May 31, 2020
QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier 2020, 2019, 2018 QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2017QuickBooks Desktop Premier 2017 (General Business, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Nonprofit, Professional Services, and Retail)
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 20, 19, 18 QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 17
QuickBooks Desktop Accountant 2020, 2019, 2018 QuickBooks Premier Accountant Edition 2017
QuickBooks Desktop Point of Sale 18.0 N/A

Services That Won’t Work After May 31, 2020

Payroll Services

  • Assisted Payroll
  • Basic, Standard, or Enhanced Payroll
  • Workers’ Comp Payment Service
  • QuickBooks Workforce (formerly ViewMyPaycheck)

Credit Card Processing

  • Merchant Services
  • Merchant Service Deposit (reconciliation)
  • Recurring Payments
  • eInvoice

Check Processing

  • Check Solution

Other Services

  • Accountant Copy Transfer Service
  • Multi-currency/Exchange Rate
  • Online Banking
  • Bill Pay

System requirements for QuickBooks 2020 and Enterprise Solutions 20.0

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10, all editions containing 64-bit, natively installed1
  • Windows 8.1 (Update 1) all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows 7 SP1 all editions including 64-bit, natively installed
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2011, Standard and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Database Servers

  • Windows: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2011, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (update 1) or Windows 7 SP1 (Enterprise and Professional editions only), natively installed.
  • Linux: When using QBES Database Server-only installation – OpenSuse 42.3, Fedora 27, Red Hat Enterprise 7 (RHEL 7.4)

Hardware and Operating system requirements (client and server)

Processor 2.4 GHz minimum
RAM 4GB minimum, 8GB Recommended

Server RAM Requirements

1-5 Users: 8GB RAM

10 Users: 12GB RAM

15 Users: 16GB RAM

20 Users: 20+GB RAM

Disk space          2.5GB of disk space (additional required for data files)

Additional software: 60MB for Microsoft .NET 4.6 Runtime, provided on the QuickBooks CD

Additional requirements for Intuit Data Protect in QuickBooks Connected Services offerings (applies to the US only)

Require minimum 4.0GB RAM

Twice the size of the largest file set to back up + 100MB or twice the size to restore. The space is only required from the work folder LocalApplicationData+”Intuit\Intuit Data Protect”

Note: Storing a large .QBW data file on an SSD will greatly speed up performance and is encouraged.


Windows US version of Windows

Regional settings are supported when set to English

Administrator rights required for the server computer when hosting Multi-User access

Natively installed – means it was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.

Optical Drive 4X DVD-ROM drive required for CD installations (unless QuickBooks is downloaded from Intuit server)


Screen Display optimized for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution or higher with up to 2 Extended monitors
Resolution Best optimized for Default DPI setting for a given computer.

Firewall & Antivirus Software Compatibility

The QuickBooks 2020 – Pro, Premier, Enterprise, Accountant versions are successfully tested with the following anti-virus and firewall applications.

  • Windows Server Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 8.1 Firewall (all editions)
  • Windows 7 Firewall (all editions)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Symantec
  • ESET
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky
  • McAfee
  • Bitdefender
  • Malwarebytes

Minimum System Requirements For QuickBooks Mac 2020

  • Minimum macOS 10.12 (Sierra); supported by macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Intel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher
  • Multiuser Server: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor to run the server
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • 250 MB of available disk space
  • CD/DVD drive or Internet connection for the downloaded installation
  • Printer: 100% Macintosh-compatible printer, if you want to print invoices, checks, deposit slips, lists, purchase orders, mailing labels, reports, or graphs
  • Checks: Use Intuit Checks if you plan to print checks. Canadian Image Ready Checks are not supported.
  • Product registration required

Get QuickBooks Tech Support For Upgrading

It is highly suggested to update your QuickBooks to the latest version as soon as possible. You can update your QuickBooks Desktop manually. Hopefully, you find this article helpful and you have a clear idea about the discontinuation policy of Intuit for QuickBooks. If you are still having some queries regarding the discontinuation policy or you need any kind of help while updating QuickBooks Desktop, you can connect with the technical support department of getsupportphonenumber.us by just dialing our toll-free QuickBooks Support Phone Number +1866-656-1012 and get instant support for your issues.