AccuSQL System and Hardware Minimum Requirements

Despite its power, AccuSQL only has very minimum hardware requirements. Almost any computer running a Microsoft Operating Systems from Windows XP or later can run AccuTrack.  For optimum performance, we recommend at least the following:

Client Computers

  • Computer: PC with a Pentium class processor.
  • Peripherals: A keyboard and a Mouse or pointing device
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM (1 GB or higher recommended)
  • Hard disk space200 MB of free hard drive space. 
  • Video: 1024 x 768 resolution. High color 16-bit recommended
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP or later
    (This includes Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10)

     Optional Hardware:

  • Printer is helpful for printing out reports. You can use a local or a network printer. 
  • CD-ROM drive or USB Port for installing the software. You can also copy the installation CD or flash drive on a network drive and install the software from this drive. 
  • Microsoft Excel (needed for charting and for some sophisticated administrative reports). 
  • Network Interface Card & internet connection to access the data remotely. 
  • An ID reader. We provide ID readers that were tested and found to work well with the software.

SQL Server and Maintenance

To run AccuSQL, you will need a license for Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014/2016 (express/standard/enterprise).  Then you'll need a DBA (Database Administartor) to setup the SQL Server instance as outline in Microsoft's guides:

The AccuSQL database is then transferred (with help from AccuTrack Support) and hosted on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later onsite at your organization.  Some additional recommended tasks for the DBA would be:

Computer Lab Plug-in

If you plan to use the Computer Lab Plug-in software with AccuSQL, your network needs to support the extra connections needed for the Plug-in. For example, if you have a computer lab with 25 computers and you run the Plug-in on each computer, and you have 5 administration stations, your network needs to support 30 simultaneous connections to the database. Since Windows 2000 Pro and XP Pro only support up to 10 simultaneous connections to the database, you will need an operating system like Windows 2000 Server, XP Server, 2003 Server, etc. to host the database.

Web Gateway MVC

Web Gateway MVC, the module to add Web-based appointment scheduling and seminar registrations, requires a Windows operating system running IIS 7. On AccuSQL installations, you can host the MSSQL Server database on the same server as the one running IIS 7, or the database can be hosted on a different server.

Mac Computers

If you have a Mac lab, we recommend you acquire a PC for running AccuSQL. Another option is to use Accudemia, our cloud-based software that runs on your web browser.