Cadzow 2000 System Requirements
Although Cadzow 2000 supports both Jet (.MDB) and SQL Server databases, we will no longer deploy new Cadzow 2000 databases using Jet. Sites which do not have a licence for Microsoft SQL Server can use SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition, which are free and vastly superior to Jet .MDB files.
However, although Cadzow 2000 supports older operating systems such as Windows 95, SQL Server requires later operating systems with other components such as .NET Framework. Thus a networked environment will require at least one modern system to host the SQL Server components. Client workstations may continue to operate older versions of Windows.
(NB. There are enhanced versions of SQL Server Express Edition called SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services; these versions are not required for Cadzow 2000.)
Note that at least one user will need to be granted dbOwner privileges on the database as data updates (field/table changes) are performed by Cadzow 2000 when updates are loaded. This could be a special user account created for this purpose. Day-to-day operations do not require dbOwner rights.
The following is the bare minimum specification. This configuration is only practical for users with a low volume:
The following could be attached locally or shared over a network:
As above except:
See Cadzow 2000 Email Support for full description of features and email systems supported.
Required server capacity varies greatly with usage.
If you are using Cadzow 2000 attached to a Microsoft Access database (.MDB) in a small workgroup LAN of 5 or so users, the server is simply the machine storing the data and typically you would choose the fastest machine with the most RAM, the most recent operating system and the most advanced file system. (For example, you would favour NTFS over FAT, or Windows 2000 over a Windows 98, or Windows 7 over Windows XP.) From this point of view a machine as shown under Recommended Configuration is suitable.
If you are using Cadzow 2000 attached to an .MDB in a larger LAN, with dedicated file and print servers, most likely the capacity you have chosen to suit your other file serving will adequately handle the requests on the .MDB file also.
If you are using Cadzow 2000 attached to SQL Server, the system should start at 512Mb RAM with 1-2 processors. Larger systems will benefit from 1-2Gb RAM and 2-4 processors. Sizing SQL Server systems is quite complex and cannot be described simply.
Cadzow 2000 supports Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or later. All editions and service pack levels are supported, although using the latest service packs is recommended.
New databases will generally be provisioned on the latest version of SQL Server, so if you have a need to operate Cadzow 2000 on an earlier version of SQL Server, please let us know in advance.
Cadzow provides remote support services for Cadzow 2000 users. Technologies supported are:
Cadzow recommends that only Terminal Services and TeamViewer be exposed over the Internet, and, in the case of Terminal Services, on a non-standard port. pcAnywhere and VNC should not be exposed over the Internet. pcAnywhere is a good dial-in product (requiring a modem and a phone line) and VNC is a reasonable technology for workstations on the LAN behind the firewall. In all cases, these products should be used with the latest service packs and security patches installed, and should only be accessible with authentication.
What Cadzow 2000 Does Not Support
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