Hardware & Software Requirements

These requirements are written for Version 8.4.3 and above.

Special Vista Note: If you are using a Vista computer to host your database, you may have slow connection problems. Vista Service Pack 1 may resolve some of the slowness issues, and Microsoft continues to work on them. In the meantime, if you need to use a Vista host, we will attempt to help you obtain the best speed possible. If you plan to use Vista, please let our sales department know before purchase or download of our Free 30-day Trial for testing! Requirements for PC Installation Following are the minimum and recommended specs for running e-ADVANTAGE and ADVANTAGE on a workstation or server: Hardware Requirements
Processor Intel Pentium 4 – 1.8 GHz or faster OR AMD Athlon XP 2200+ or faster. Note: Works on dual-processor MAC machines with Intel processor. 512 MB DDR – Win XP Pro w/SP2 2 GB DDR – Vista Business or Vista Ultimate 10+ GB – with 1GB free space 8+ MB Video Card Fax capable 56k + Any Windows compatible Ink or Laser printer

Ram

Hard Drive Video Modem Printer

Networking Requirements
Network Cards Network Cabling Network Switch 100 MB Ethernet Cat-5 100 MB 100 MB Switch

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Software Requirements
Operating System* Business Software E-Mail Faxing Software Business Integration Licensing Win XP Pro w/SP2 Windows 2000 Pro, Server, Advanced Server w/SP4 Windows 2003 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Editions Windows Vista Business or Vista Ultimate Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003 Any POP3 email software. Any fax print driver. QuickBooks 2005 or higher - Basic, Pro, Premier Internet connection required for all computers.
We no longer support Windows 95, 98, 98SE, or Me. We do not support the online version of QuickBooks.

Requirements for Terminal Services Installation Following are the minimum and recommended specs for running e-ADVANTAGE and ADVANTAGE on Microsoft Remote Desktop/Terminal Server. Hardware Requirements – Server
Processor Ram Hard Drive Video Modem Printer Single, Dual, Quad Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz or Better. 1 GB for Windows 2000 or 2003 Server + 64MB for EACH workstation connecting. Example: Server with 20 Stations. (64x20) + 1024 = 2304 MB Ram. 20 GB+ HD with 5 GB Free

8+MB Video Card
Fax capable 56k + Any Windows compatible Ink or Laser printer

Software Requirements – Server
Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server w/SP4 Running Terminal Services in Application Server mode IIS 5.0 installed.
Operating System

Windows 2003 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Editions Running Terminal Services in Application Server mode IIS 6.0 installed.
Business Software Business Integration Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003 QuickBooks 2005 or higher - Basic, Pro, Premier
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Licensing

Internet connection required on the server.

Hardware Requirements – Workstation
Processor Ram Hard Drive Video CD-Rom Modem Printer Pentium 133 or Better 32MB Ram 128MB Free Capable of displaying 256 colors Not needed Not needed Any Windows compatible Ink or Laser printer

Software Requirements – Workstation
Operating System Terminal Service Connector Windows CE / Windows 98 / Windows 98SE / Windows 2000 Pro / Windows XP Home / Windows XP Pro / Mac capable of connecting to a Windows Terminal Server/Vista Business/Vista Ultimate Internet Explorer 6, Terminal Services Client Software, or Remote Desktop Protocol 5+

Networking Requirements – Server & Workstation
Network Cards Network Cabling Network Hardware Internet Connection 100MB or 1000MB Ethernet cards Cat-5 100MB 100/1000 MB Switch Broadband ‘Always On’ Connection required for e-Advanatage. T1, DSL, Cable – Terminal Server needs at least 256 kbps upload speed. Most nonbusiness class DSL and Cable limit upload speeds to 64 to 128 kbps which will slow down client performance.

The database and the web components must be installed on the same server computer. A computer running Windows 2000 or 2003 and Terminal Services will make use of a multiple processor system. Advantage will NOT make use of a multiple processor system. The more ram you have on your server the better your workstations will perform. In the above example you would most likely need to round up the 1792 to 2048 or (4) 512 MB chips. Consult with Microsoft technical support or online documentation on how to install to work properly on Terminal Services.

Requirements for SQL Server
This document is meant as a guide for those deciding on hardware for a server that will run Microsoft SQL Server that will be serving as a SQL Database for © Copyright Miller Commercial Investments LLC. 2004‐2007 All Rights Reserved.  ADVANTAGE e-Advantage and ADVANTAGE. These specs are recommended as SQL will run on very low-end machines, but Revised: 3/31/08  at a cost of performance.
 

Hardware Requirements
Processor Ram Hard Drive Video Modem Printer Intel Pentium 4 – 2.0 GHz or Better 1GB (512 MB (for Windows 2k) + 512 MB (For SQL Server)) 10+ GB – 7200 RPM Drive with 1GB free space 8+MB Video Card N/A N/A

Software Requirements
Operating System SQL Server Version Business Software E-Mail Faxing Software Business Integration Windows 2000 Pro, Server, Advanced Server w/SP4 Windows 2003 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Editions Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, SQL Server Express N/A N/A N/A N/A

Microsoft SQL Server greatly benefits from multiple processor support. Look into Dual or Quad processors for greater speed.

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