Software and Hardware Requirements

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The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.3.
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Operating System: MainBoss Advanced will run on any of the following operating systems:

We do not recommend the 64-bit versions of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. For other systems, both 32-bit or 64-bit versions are acceptable.

We do not recommend Windows XP Home, Windows Vista Home, Windows Vista Basic, or Windows 7 Home.

If you will be running the Web Access and/or the Web Requests module, you must have Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or better.

.NET Framework and Report Viewer: Every computer where MainBoss will run must have the .NET framework installed (version 4.0 or later). If you attempt to install MainBoss on a computer which doesn't have an appropriate of .NET, the MainBoss installation procedure will automatically attempt to download and install the latest .NET software from Microsoft's web site.

Every computer that runs MainBoss will also need Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Report Viewer. This software will be included in the MainBoss distribution.

Hardware: We recommend that any computer running MainBoss Advanced should have:

In both cases, get the fastest RAM available. Ideally, the monitor screen should have a resolution of 1280 by 1024 or better; however, it is possible to get by with 1024 by 768 if you use the "hide details panel" button:


Since MainBoss requires SQL Server, you should also check the hardware requirements of the SQL Server package you intend to use. SQL Server will run on a single computer; if you also intend to use this computer to run MainBoss, the computer's hardware and operating system should satisfy the requirements of both SQL Server and MainBoss. Every other computer where you intend to run MainBoss has to satisfy MainBoss's hardware and software requirements, but doesn't have to satisfy SQL Server's.

If you intend to run MainBoss on multiple computers, we strongly recommend that MainBoss users should belong to a domain. A domain lets MainBoss users sign on with the same login name and password on different computers. You can create a domain with Microsoft Server software, or with a Linux network running Samba.

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