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Hardware and software requirements for SDK


What are the recommended hardware (i.e. processor, RAM etc) and software (i.e. operating system, SQL etc) to run the SDK and Business One on a single PC?

Thanks in advance,


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  • Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 01:27 PM

    Hi Henry,

    The mimimum spec I would go for is 512 Mb ram (1024 is great but 512 will suffice - less than 512 will not cut it).

    Processor: PIII 1000 gHz. Anything slower than this is just from the stone age. (It will kill you on compile time and when running large queries)

    A machine with these specs is pretty low range and cheap, but will get the job done for you.

    OS: Win 2004 sp 2 or XP (sp 1 at least)

    SQL: SQL Server 2004 (sp 4 will help you a lot)

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    Posted on Dec 02, 2005 at 11:43 AM

    Absolute minimum would be pentium III with windows 2000. Memory doesn't matter because there is virtual memory.

    Faster is always better if money is no issue. If money does matter (a lot), I would go for the cheapest new standard PC you can buy at this moment.

    That's fast enough for development and demonstration purposes. Anything you spend more is just for comfort.

    for the SBO server you'll need SQL server and thus Windows 2000 server or 2003 server, although a developer edition of SQLserver will run on winXP professional.

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    • Former Member Rasmus Wulff Jensen

      That will also depend on what you do with the add-on (it is very easy to write memory hungry software) and even how much memory you have in total. The more memory is available, the more some programs will use for caching.

      I'm using a laptop with 512MB, and I have currently 422 MB in use. But on our server (running the same configuration, but for some reason we call that the server) with 2GB of ram, slightly more than 1 GB is in use. When the memory becomes full, several programs will start reducing their cache, but when there is memory enough, they just keep everything in cache.

      However, even though 1GB is in use, there will never be 1GB (or even 256MB) of active data in memory, the inactive memory can just as well be moved to virtual memory without a significant performance drawback, even when using a slow harddisk.

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