Important Note: In a shared environment, Sage ACT! 2008 is designed to work with up to 10 users. If you intend to use workgroup functionality or share a database with more than 10 users, you must purchase Act! Premium 2008 or Act! Premium for Web 2008. You must purchase one license of Act! per user. All minimum system requirements are based on a single user environment. Please see below for recommended server system requirements for environments of more than one user. Customer registration and activation are required in order to use this software. Your system must meet the minimum system requirements. Technical support is not available for users who do not meet the minimum system requirements. Additionally, Act! no longer works with Windows® 2000 or Office 2000.

Sage ACT! 2008 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Client Installation:

32-bit versions of Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.

  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium® III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Palm OS® Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Palm OS 3.5-5.4
  • Minimum 33 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 8 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • HotSync® Manager 3.5 and 4.1.0

Pocket PC Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Pocket PC 2000/2002/Phone Edition (Windows CE 3.0); Windows Mobile 2003 (Windows CE 4.0 and 4.20.0); Windows Mobile 2005/5.0
  • Minimum 133 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 16 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • Microsoft ActiveSync® versions 3.5 – 4.5 (XP operating systems only)
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (Windows Vista operating systems only)

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Act! PREMIUM 2008 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Client Installation:
32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.

  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Database Server Installation:

Using Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Express Edition:
32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition:
32-bit versions of Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.

  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 500 MB of available hard disk space (1 GB if installing on Windows Vista)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Palm OS Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Palm OS 3.5-5.4
  • Minimum 33 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 8 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • HotSync Manager 3.5 and 4.1.0

Pocket PC Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Pocket PC 2000/2002/Phone Edition (Windows CE 3.0); Windows Mobile 2003 (Windows CE 4.0 and 4.20.0); Windows Mobile 2005/5.0
  • Minimum 133 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 16 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • Microsoft ActiveSync versions 3.5 – 4.5 (XP operating systems only)
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (Windows Vista operating systems only)
Recommended Database Server Hardware, Product, and Database Type by User Count
Number of Users Recommended CPU Speed – Application Server Memory Applicable Product Database Tested
1 – 10 Intel Pentium IV 1.8 GHz Server 1 GB RAM Sage ACT! 2007

Act! Premium 2008 (EX Edition)

Act! Premium 2008 (ST Edition)
SQL Server 2005 Express
11 - 30 Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz Server 1 GB RAM Act! Premium 2008 (EX Edition)

Act! Premium 2008 (ST Edition)
SQL Server 2005 Express
31 – 50 Intel Pentium IV 3.2 GHz Server 2 GB RAM Act! Premium 2008 (ST Edition) SQL Server 2005 Standard

Sage ACT! 2008 and Act! Premium 2008 Work With:

  • Microsoft Outlook® 2002/2003/2007
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5/6.0.
  • Lotus Notes® 6.5; if installed on Windows Vista, Lotus Notes 7.02
  • Eudora® 5.2
  • Internet Mail SMTP/POP3
  • Microsoft Office 2002/2003/2007
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0/7.0
  • Adobe® Reader® 6.0/7.0/8.0
  • Peachtree Accounting 2006/2007/2008 (with additional Accounting Link product)
  • QuickBooks® Pro/Premier 2006/2007 (with additional Accounting Link product)
  • VMware Workstation 5.0/5.5 and VMware Server 1.0.1

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions limit the number of concurrent users to 10.

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Act! PREMIUM FOR WEB 2008 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Web Server Installation / Operating System:

  • Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Server 2003 Web Edition (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise

Additional Web Server Requirements:

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) – 5.1/6.0/7.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0/7.0
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1 GB free hard drive space

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition:

  • 32-bit versions of Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 1), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.
  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 500 MB of available hard disk space (1 GB if installing on Windows Vista)
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Database Server Installation:

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition:

  • 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition:

  • 32-bit versions of 2003 Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.

Additional Database Server Requirements:

  • CD-ROM drive
  • Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • 1GB free hard drive space plus space for Act! database and datastore
  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Windows Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor Note: Sage Software recommends employing separate Web and Database servers for more than 25 users.

Remote User Web Client Requirements:

  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0/7.0
  • Outlook Integration: Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007 and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Network Connection: Network connection to Web Server

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions limit the number of concurrent users to 10.

Recommended Web Application Server Hardware, Product, & Database Type by User Count
Number of Users # of Servers Recommended CPU Speed – Application Server Memory Applicable Product Database
1 – 10 1 Intel Pentium IV 1.8 GHz Server 1 GB RAM Act! Premium for Web 2008 (EX Edition)

Act! Premium for Web 2008 (ST Edition)
SQL Server 2005 Express
11 - 30 1 Intel Pentium IV 2.8 GHz Server 1 GB RAM Act! Premium for Web 2008 (EX Edition) SQL Server 2005 Express
31 – 50 1 Intel Pentium IV 2.8 GHz Server 2 GB RAM Act! Premium for Web 2008 (ST Edition) SQL Server 2005 Standard

Note: These recommendations are based on in-house performance and scalability tests wherein, using simulated user loads, product performance was within 20% or 2 seconds (whichever was longer) of single user product performance. Databases used in the tests averaged 1000 contacts per user. Individual customer performance may vary based on actual database size, hardware variations, network traffic, and product usage.

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Act! FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS 2008 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Important Note: In a shared environment, Act! by Sage for Financial Professionals 10.0 is designed to work with up to 10 users. If you intend to use workgroup functionality or share a database with more than 10 users, you must purchase Act! by Sage Premium for Financial Professionals 10.0. You must purchase one license of Act! per user. All minimum system requirements are based on a single user environment. Please see www.act.com/2008systreq for recommended server system requirements for environments of more than one user. Customer registration and activation are required in order to use this software. Your system must meet the minimum system requirements. Technical support is not available for users who do not meet the minimum system requirements. Additionally, Sage Software no longer supports Windows 2000 or Office 2000.

Client Installation

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Windows Vista® Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.
  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium® III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 1GB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions limit the number of concurrent users to 10.

Palm OS® Minimum Device Requirements

  • Palm OS 3.5-5.4
  • Minimum 33 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 8 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • HotSync® Manager 3.5 and 4.1.0

Pocket PC Minimum Device Requirements

  • Pocket PC 2000/2002/Phone Edition (Windows CE 3.0); Windows Mobile® 2003 (Windows CE 4.0 and 4.20.0); Windows Mobile 2005/5.0
  • Minimum 133 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 16 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • Microsoft ActiveSync® versions 3.5 – 4.5 (XP operating systems only)
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (Vista operating systems only)

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Act! PREMIUM FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS 2008

Client Installation

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Windows Vista® Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.
  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 1GB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions limit the number of concurrent users to 10.

Database Server Installation

  • Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: Microsoft Windows XP Home (Service Pack 2), XP Professional (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Media Center (Service Pack 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Windows Vista® Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise.
  • Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition: MServer 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need Service Pack 2), Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Vista Enterprise.
  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 500 MB of available hard disk space (1 GB if installing on Vista)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate editions limit the number of concurrent users to 10.

Palm OS® Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Palm OS 3.5-5.4
  • Minimum 33 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 8 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • HotSync® Manager 3.5 and 4.1.0

Pocket PC Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Pocket PC 2000/2002/Phone Edition (Windows CE 3.0); Windows Mobile® 2003 (Windows CE 4.0 and 4.20.0); Windows Mobile 2005/5.0
  • Minimum 133 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 16 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • Microsoft ActiveSync® versions 3.5 – 4.5 (XP operating systems only)
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (Vista operating systems only)

ACT FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS AND Act! PREMIUM FOR FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS WORK WITH:

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Act! FOR REAL ESTATE 2008 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Important Note: In a shared environment, Act! for Real Estate 2008 is designed to work with up to 10 users. If you intend to use workgroup functionality or share a database with more than 10 users, you must purchase Act! Premium for Real Estate 2008. You must purchase one license of Act! per user. All minimum system requirements are based on a single user environment. Customer registration and activation are required in order to use this software. Your system must meet the minimum system requirements. Technical support is not available for users who do not meet the minimum system requirements. Additionally, Act! no longer works with Windows® 2000 or Office 2000.

Client Installation:
32-bit versions of Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (SP 2), XP Professional (SP 2), XP Media Center (SP 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need SP 2), Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Vista Enterprise.

  • Microsoft Outlook® 2002/2003/2007
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5/6.0
  • Lotus Notes® 6.5, if installed on Vista, Lotus Notes 7.02
  • Eudora® 5.2
  • Internet Mail SMTP/POP3
  • Microsoft Office 2002/2003/2007
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0/7.0
  • Adobe® Reader® 6.0/7.0/8.0
  • Adobe® Reader® 5.0/6.0/7.0
  • Peachtree Accounting 2006/2007/2008 (with additional Accounting Link product)
  • QuickBooks® Pro/Premier 2006/2007 (with additional Accounting Link product)
  • VMware® Workstation 5.0/5.5 and VMware Server 1.0.1
  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium® III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Palm OS® Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Palm OS 3.5-5.4
  • Minimum 33 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 8 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • HotSync® Manager 3.5 and 4.1.0

Pocket PC Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Pocket PC 2000/2002/Phone Edition (Windows CE 3.0); Windows Mobile® 2003 (Windows CE 4.0 and 4.20.0); Windows Mobile 2005/5.0
  • Minimum 133 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 16 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • Microsoft ActiveSync® versions 3.5 – 4.5 (XP operating systems only)
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (Vista operating systems only)

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Act! PREMIUM FOR REAL ESTATE 2008 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Client Installation:
32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP 2), XP Professional (SP 2), XP Media Center (SP 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need SP 2), Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Vista Enterprise.

  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 1 GB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Database Server Installation:
Using Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005 Express Edition:
32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP 2), XP Professional (SP 2), XP Media Center (SP 2), Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Server 2003 Web Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need SP 2), Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Vista Enterprise.

Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition:
32-bit versions of Server 2003 Standard Edition, Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems Enterprise Edition, 2003 Small Business Server operating systems (all Server 2003 need SP 2), Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Vista Enterprise.

  • Minimum 600 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1.8 GHz Pentium IV (or equivalent) processor
  • Minimum on Vista and Recommended on XP: 1 GB RAM
  • Minimum 500 MB of available hard disk space (1 GB if installing on Windows Vista)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor

Palm OS Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Palm OS 3.5-5.4
  • Minimum 33 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 8 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • HotSync Manager 3.5 and 4.1.0

Pocket PC Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Pocket PC 2000/2002/Phone Edition (Windows CE 3.0); Windows Mobile® 2003 (Windows CE 4.0 and 4.20.0); Windows Mobile 2005/5.0
  • Minimum 133 MHz or higher processor
  • Minimum 16 MB or higher memory
  • Minimum 500K free memory plus 1K for each contact
  • Microsoft ActiveSync versions 3.5 – 4.5 (XP operating systems only)
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (Vista operating systems only)

Act! for Real Estate 2008 and Act! Premium for Real Estate 2008 Work With:

  • Microsoft Outlook® 2002/2003/2007
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5/6.0
  • Lotus Notes® 6.5; if installed on Vista, Lotus Notes 7.02
  • Eudora® 5.2
  • Internet Mail SMTP/POP3
  • Microsoft Office 2002/2003/2007
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0/7.0
  • Adobe® Reader® 6.0/7.0/8.0
  • Peachtree by Sage Accounting 2006/2007/2008 (with additional Accounting Link product)
  • QuickBooks® Pro/Premier 2006/2007 (with additional Accounting Link product)
  • VMware Workstation 5.0/5.5 and VMware Server 1.0.1

Note: XP, Vista Business, Vista Enterprise, and Vista Ultimate editions limit the number of concurrent users to 10.

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