CS Professional Suite


FileCabinet CS System Requirements

Specific requirements and recommendations

If you will run this application in the Virtual Office CS or SaaS environment, please refer to the Virtual Office CS and SaaS requirements, because local workstation requirements are reduced significantly.

  Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel or AMD 2 Ghz 64-bit processor Intel or AMD 64-bit multi-core processor
RAM 4 GB 8 GB or more
Monitor 15” monitor with a resolution of 1024x768 and a default dpi of 100% Multiple monitors with a minimum resolution of 1024x768 and a default dpi of 100%
Operating System The 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 11, Windows 10, Server 2022, Server 2019, Server 2016, or Server 2012 R2.

SQL Server (optional) The 32- or 64-bit version of SQL 2022, SQL 2019, SQL 2017, SQL 2016, or SQL 2014 (any fully licensed edition or Express edition). Note: The Express edition has a database size limit of 10 GB. Your data needs will determine which edition is right for your firm. For guidance, see SQL Server best practices for CS Professional Suite applications. .
Disk Space 300 MB for the program files. Actual space requirements will vary based on licensed modules, the size of your clients, and the amount of historical data you retain. FileCabinet CS data is typically 50-100 MB per client when storing up to three years of live data using only black and white documents that were scanned at no higher than 300 dpi. Disk space usage can vary drastically depending on the number of documents you store for each client.
Internet Connection A broadband or persistent, high-speed internet connection is required to download software installations, updates, and licenses and to access user bulletins and our Help & How-To Center. We recommend a dedicated, high-speed connection.
Browser Any one of the following browsers.
  • Microsoft Edge.
  • Mozilla Firefox.
  • Google Chrome.
Microsoft Office The 32-bit version of Microsoft 365 Office, 2021, 2019, 2016, or 2013 is required to take advantage of integration with Office applications and other features.

Note for Office 365® users: Our applications integrate with Microsoft 365 when the Office desktop applications are fully installed on the local computer.
Adobe® Reader® FileCabinet CS requires Adobe Reader DC or higher to view PDF files.

Printer A Windows-supported printer capable of data compression and a minimum 2 MB of memory is required; we recommend 16 MB of memory. For the extensive printing requirements of tax software, we recommend high-speed laser printers. We also recommend that you enable the duplex printing option for your printer, if available.
Scanner A TWAIN or WIA compliant scanner is required.
Email A MAPI-compliant email client is required to take advantage of some program features.

Network installations: You must use a supported Windows server, and it must be a full installation. We don't support core installations, because they don't install .NET components. Additionally, we don't recommend wireless networks for use with any CS Professional Suite application.

Unless they allow for a Windows host control, we don't support network attached storage (NAS) devices as file servers, because they don't meet the requirement of using a Windows operating system. NAS devices often use proprietary operating systems that may not handle file locking properly and may cause data corruption and/or performance issues.

For Terminal Server or Citrix Server recommendations, see Terminal Server Best Practices for CS Professional Suite Applications.

For Microsoft SQL Server recommendations, see SQL Server Best Practices for CS Professional Suite Applications.