System Requirements

Operating Systems for Current Version (IX)

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Windows Server 2003 & higher
Windows Terminal Services (KennelSuite 2006 only)
OS X with an Intel
CPU (Boot Camp required)
Windows Terminal Services (KennelSuite IX)
Windows RT
WiFi (wireless) is too slow & unreliable for database

Unsupported but should work
Unsupported and won't work


Windows Fast User Switching is not supported. Press F1 from your Windows desktop to start the help system for instructions on how to disable this function on your version of Windows.

Recommended Minimum

  • Desktop computers oriented towards business rather than home use will deliver the best reliability & performance.

  • Notebook computers will work well but they are designed for convenience above performance. They aren't intended to run all day and take a beating running business database programs.

  • Use copper cable for your network (Enterprise only.) WiFi (wireless) will work but you won't like it. WiFi is too slow & unreliable for this type of database program, which moves a lot of data around the network.

  • Professional rather than Home editions of Windows will provide superior reliability, security & performance in a business environment.

  • Screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher *

  • Backup device (USB flash drive, file server or NAS recommended.)
    Backup your data every day.

  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)

A UPS on each computer and network switch/router will protect your system and data from damage which may result from fluctuations or outages in your electric supply.


* Required