Software and Hardware Requirements

This help file applies to an out-of-date version of MainBoss.
The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.3.
This help file does not exist in MainBoss 4.2.3, but the index for that version can be found here.

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Operating System: MainBoss Advanced will run on any of the following operating systems:

For all these systems, you can use either the 32-bit or 64-bit versions.

We do not recommend 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 following Microsoft software installed:

The web page for installing MainBoss has links to all these packages on the Microsoft web site. Some of the Microsoft web pages ask you to choose between comparable software packages (e.g. different versions for different versions of Windows).

Hardware: We recommend that any computer running MainBoss Advanced should have at least dual 2.5 GHz processors with 2 GB of RAM. Ideally, get the fastest RAM available. If you are running SQL Server on the same computer, add another 1 GB.

For best results, your 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. For example, Microsoft recommends 4GB or more of memory for some versions of SQL Server.

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 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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