Installation

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EPMS strives to make the installation of our software products simple and quick. Please refer to the following minimum and recommended system requirements for installation. Be sure to note that these are general guidelines that do not account for network requirements or third party application needs such as SQL Server®. Refer to your IT/hardware provider for final requirements.

Requirements for Installation

Database Server

SpecificationMinimumRecommended
Memory8 Gigabytes24 Gigabytes
Processor2 Core4 Core
Hard Drive Size100 Gigabytes1 Terabyte
Operating SystemServer 2012 STDServer 2016 STD
SQL Server VersionSQL Server 2012 ExpressSQL Server 2016 Standard

Web Server

SpecificationMinimumRecommended
Memory8 Gigabytes24 Gigabytes
Processor2 Core4 Core
Hard Drive Size100 Gigabytes1 Terabyte
Operating SystemServer 2012 STDServer 2016 STD
IIS VersionIIS 7.0IIS 8.0

Work Station

SpecificationMinimumRecommended
Memory2 Gigabytes4 Gigabytes
ProcessorDual CoreQuad Core
Hard Drive Size100 Gigabytes1 Terabyte
Operating SystemWindows 7 ProWindows 10 Pro

Third-Party Applications

SpecificationMinimumRecommended
Email FunctionalityOutlook 2010Outlook 2016
Report WritingCrystal Reports 2013Crystal Reports 2013
PDF CompatibilityAcrobat Reader 7.0Acrobat Reader 11.0
CRM Email IntegrationOutlook 2010Outlook 2016

Common Installation Scenarios

Basic Installation

Chart of basic installation scenario

The installation diagram provides a visual of a common Enterprise 32 installation. The system installation is broken up into three separate sections: your Office Workstations (computers 1- 3), Office Server, and Shop Floor Workstations (computers 4 – 6).

Each Office Workstation will have the Enterprise 32 application installed. Database installation includes the Server Name, User ID, and Password. The Office Server shows the database server, which may host other applications and/or databases. However, in this example we assume the primary role of the server is dedicated to Enterprise 32. With the server in place and connected to your network, you will need to have Microsoft SQL Server® installed and running. With it in place, you can attach the blank Enterprise 32 database provided by EPMS. You are not required to install the Enterprise 32 application on your server, but some do. This allows for basic system maintenance such as running the “Database Update” routine required after an upgrade of the application has been performed. The Shop Floor Workstation computers will have Enterprise 32 installed directly with a connection to the database just like the Office Workstation.

Installation Using Terminal Services

Chart of installation scenario 2

The installation diagram shows a common Enterprise 32 installation using Terminal Services® to remotely launch Enterprise 32. The system installation is broken up into three separate sections: Office Workstations (computers 1- 3), Office Server, and Shop Floor Workstations (computers 4 – 6).

Each of the Office Workstations will access Enterprise 32 application through the network using the Remote Desktop Connection®. This is the client side of Terminal Services® which is a Microsoft product. The advantage to using Terminal Services® is substantial. It eliminates the need to have Enterprise 32 installed on individual workstations. Instead you will be viewing an image of the application generated at the application server via Terminal Services®. Another advantage is that it will simplify the ongoing maintenance and upgrade process substantially. With a download from Microsoft you can run the Remote Desktop Connection® for Mac, thus allowing any Mac user in your company to access Enterprise 32.

The Office Server and Terminal Server can both host other applications and/or databases besides Enterprise 32. However, in this example, we will assume the primary role of these servers is dedicated to the sole use of Enterprise 32 and Terminal Services®. With the database server hardware in place and connected to your network, you will need to have the Microsoft SQL Server® application installed and running. With SQL® in place. You can then attach the blank Enterprise 32 database provided by EPMS.

The Shop Floor Workstation is used as data collection terminals on your production floor. Like your Office Workstation, each of these workstations will access the Enterprise 32 application through the network using Terminal Services®. Please note that this outlined scenario applies directly to hosting the database server in the Cloud. It will require a Cloud hosted Application Server running TS/Remote Desktop.