Server system requirements

For servers, FH Enterprise is supported on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 2019
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Caution: FH Enterprise is compatible with most Windows 64-bit operating systems on new installations of Windows. Machines upgraded from 32-bit systems to 64-bit systems have demonstrated problems and are not recommended.

For networking, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 is required.

For a Web browser, use Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or later.

To manage your FH Enterprise database, use Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016.

Note: If you are using Windows 7 or later as the operating system for the SQL database server, you must use a 64-bit of SQL Server with FH Enterprise.

The hardware requirements for the server depend on the SQL software package you install to manage your FH Enterprise database. Hardware requirements for SQL Server are available from Microsoft at, or from your local Microsoft reseller. Your actual hardware requirements may be higher, based on the number of concurrent users or other applications running on the server, server configuration, and network configuration.

Tip: To qualify for U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) pricing, be sure to specify that you are a government entity when purchasing your SQL software package. You may save money by purchasing hardware and software as part of a package.

Note: If you use FH Enterprise to collect data from multiple departments, such as collecting state NFIRS transaction files or county EMS incident reports from area agencies, you should exceed the recommend hardware requirements if possible.

Tip: Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with your server in case of power failure.