Microsoft Dynamics POS

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System requirements for Microsoft Dynamics POS 2009

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System requirements

To install and use Microsoft Dynamics POS 2009, your system must meet these requirements.


Technology requirements

Operating system and software

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or later, Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 or later, or Microsoft Windows Vista Business or above with Service Pack 1 or later

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (included), Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition recommended for stores with five or more computers (not included)

Required hardware resources

  • 1.4 GHz or faster processor (2 GHz recommended)

  • 1 GB of RAM or more (2 GB recommended)

  • Approximately 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space

  • VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitor

  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Additional items or services required to use certain features

  • Touch-screen monitor

  • OPOS-compatible POS hardware, such as bar code scanner, receipt printer, cash drawer, magnetic stripe reader (MSR), customer-facing payment terminal, PIN pad, check reader (MICR), signature capture device, or line display

  • Internet access (fees may apply)

  • Shares information with Intuit QuickBooks 2007 or later

Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install.

Software license terms

You must accept the Software License Terms displayed during installation. To read the Software License Terms, go to If you do not accept the Software License Terms, you will not be able to install the software.

Product activation is required for continued use of the software, and may be done by Internet or telephone. Instructions and Microsoft’s privacy statement will be available to the user during launch of the software.