System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018

Microsoft recently released the system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018. A post on CustomerSource contains the minimum client hardware requirements, server recommendations and Terminal Server minimum hardware requirements supported by the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Support Team. You can get the full requirements on CustomerSource, but here’s a snippet of the Client Requirements:

Client Requirements

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional EditionMicrosoft Windows 10 Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise EditionMicrosoft Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8 & 8.1 Professional EditionMicrosoft Windows 8 & 8.1 Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1 Ultimate EditionMicrosoft Windows 8 & 8.1 Ultimate Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 & 8.1 Enterprise EditionMicrosoft Windows 8 & 8.1 Enterprise Edition
Processor1 Dual Core or 1 Single Core Processor 2.6 GHz or higher1 Dual Core or 1 Single Core Processor 2.6 GHz or higher
Available Hard Disk Space2GB or more on the system root2GB or more on the system root
Min. Available RAM2GB or more2GB or more
Networking Card1GB Ethernet
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Office 2013 32bit & x64
Microsoft Office 2016 32bit & x64
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 ExplorerInternet Explorer 11.0 – Desktop Mode Only Edge
ODBC DriverSQL Native Client 11.0
SQL Native Client 10.0
**NOTE: A 32bit ODBC DSN is required for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018**
AdobeAdobe 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) 5.0

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.


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.

Please contact us if you have any questions about upgrading to Dynamics GP 2018.

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