Network Software and Hardware Requirements

System Requirements for CertiflexDimension Ultra

Minimum Recommended Workstations Operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1 or newer

Minimum Workstations and stand-alone Hardware requirements:

  • Minimum 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 or compatible (1GHz + recommended)
  • 1 Gigabyte of Ram (4.0 + Gigs of Ram recommended)
  • 10 Gigabyte of free drive space. Additional 2 GB per company.
  • 17” color monitor with a minimum setting of 800×600
  • Workstations minimum 10/100//1000 Network cards
  • External or removable backup

Minimum Network requirements: Server hardware:

  • Minimum 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 or compatible or better
  • 8+ GB of Ram
  • 50 Gigabyte of free disk space
  • External backup

Networks operating systems: (currently supported versions):

  • Minimum Windows Server 2012 Service Pack 1
  • Windows essential server 2012 or Newer
  • Windows Small business server/Essentials 2012/2016
  • Windows Server 2016/r2 (RDS may require VPN or third-party RDP utility for remote printing)

Peer to Peer Networks:

  • Windows 10
  • External rotational backup

Networks with 3-5 users:

We strongly recommend using Pervasive SQL v12 or later, Workgroups, or Btrieve V12 on any medium to heavy use environments.

Networks with more than 5 concurrent users:

  • We Strongly recommend using Pervasive SQL V11 or later Client/Server database engine
  • Recommended system with Windows Server 2012-2022 with current Service packs.

Windows Terminal server /Citrix:

  • Required –Btrieve V12 or Pervasive SQL client-server v12 or later is required.
  • Recommended 4GHz processor + with 2 Gigabyte RAM minimum
  • VPN or third-party Remote desktop printing software may be required for remote printing on Windows server 2016.

Pervasive SQL v12 or later is recommended for CertiflexDimension Ultra users with five or more concurrent users. The Pervasive SQL client/server architectures provide many benefits, such as more efficient distributed processing, high performance, enhanced data integrity and reliability, remote access support and scalability.

Wireless Networks are not recommended

Experiments have shown that performance degrades in the wireless networks as compared to wired networks. The main reason is that wireless networks errors are often caused by many factors, such as the effects of fading, interference, and mobility. The communication characteristics of wireless links, such as limited bandwidth, high latencies, high bit error rates, and temporary disconnection caused by user mobility and hand-offs, makes them not suitable for transactional processing software. Security is also an issue in many wireless connections.

We strongly recommend that one computer be dedicated as a server, meaning no one should do any processing on it. In nearly all cases, the long-term benefits of lower downtime, reduced risks of data corruption and system crash far outweigh the cost of an extra computer.