On September 15, 2015, I posted “QuickBooks 2016 System Requirements” noting the importance of paying particular attention to “natively installed” and Microsoft Office 365 web version issues. I also noted the definition of “natively installed” appears to be conspicuously missing from Intuit support’s website.
Fortunately, I saved the image of the page you see below. I would really like to know what happened to Intuit QuickBooks’ definition of “Natively Installed” software? But more importantly, I would like to know if Intuit supports QuickBooks in a virtual environment? It makes a big difference to those of us that build and support QuickBooks servers.
UPDATE 10/31/2015: The statement “Note: Natively installed means it was installed on a particular system or environment that it was designed for. This also means that it doesn’t need to run in a virtual environment or emulation software.” now resides on the “System requirements for QuickBooks” page. Intuit’s intention remains the same without the detailed explanation and one less click. Fortunately, Intuit no longer states “QuickBooks is not supported in a virtual environment.”