Operating System Requirements
Toniq software runs on Microsoft Windows. Professional
or Business versions of Windows are required.
64 bit versions of Windows are a requirement
for new machines, from January 2019 onwards.
Toniq will not be able to provide our usual support levels if
the Windows installation is not in English.
The following operating systems are supported:
- *Windows 10 64
bit, Professional or Enterprise
- *Windows 8.1 Pro or Ent
(preferably 64 bit)
- Windows 7 - End of support in January
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2
* Check that printer drivers are availalbe for
all printers to be used, particularly older Till Receipt
* Windows 10 only supports Microsoft
SQL Server 2012 or later. If you have a paid edition
of SQL Server, check the version with your hardware supplier or
Toniq to ensure it is compatible.
* Microsoft SQL Server 2016
and above will only run on 64 bit systems.
This means that the server and at least some backup computers must
be 64 bit
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MS SQL Server for Toniq Database
Toniq uses Microsoft's SQL Server software for database
management, which improves database stability. Express
versions of MS SQL are acceptable (within Microsoft limitations
such as database size).
The same version of SQL Server must be installed on at
least one other computer as a backup server. More are
The version of SQL Server must be either:
- MS SQL Server 2017 - requires 64 bit Windows and at least
Windows 8.1 (Recommended)
- MS SQL Server 2016 - requires 64 bit Windows and at least
- MS SQL Server 2014
- MS SQL Server 2012 - minimum version supported on Windows
- MS SQL Server 2008 R2 (legacy
- MS SQL Server 2008 (legacy
- MS SQL Server 2005 (legacy
Each version of SQL Server has its own Operating System
SQL Server 2005 - Windows XP up to Windows 7
SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 - Windows XP SP2 or
SQL Server 2012 - Windows Vista SP2 or later
SQL Server 2014 - Windows 7 SP1 or later
SQL Server 2016, 2017- Windows 8.1 or later, 64 bit only
To allow access by Toniq staff for
support purposes, all Toniq installs come with remote connection
software called Toniq Helpdesk. This allows customers to connect a
Toniq staff member directly into any workstation which has an
internet connection. Only works for broadband users.
Antivirus / Firewall Software
It is recommended that you use antivirus AND firewall
software on ALL workstations.
Windows contains the Windows Firewall, which is sufficient for
most needs when enabled on a computer with antivirus
software. The Toniq program installation configures the
Windows Firewall to allow the Toniq programs to run correctly.
More complex firewalls may require extra configuration by your
hardware supplier, to get Toniq working.