Minimum Requirements for Calibration Control
Calibration Control version 9 and higher uses MS .NET 4.7.2. Therefore, if your computer can run .NET 4.7.2 or higher, then Calibration Control should run properly. Please review the complete .NET Framework System Requirements from Microsoft for more information.
Operating System Requirements
- Operating Systems: Windows 8.1 (not 8.0), Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2016 (64-bit), and Windows Server (version 1709).
- DOTNET Framework: .NET 4.7.2
MS Access Database Drivers: If the
Access database drivers
are not installed, Calibration Control will not start (MS Access deployments only). These drivers, also referred to
as the Office System Drivers: Data Connectivity Components, are compatible
with all current versions of Windows.
Here's the older version of the Access DB drivers that always works:Newer versions of the drivers are available but are less universally compatible:
- Brother Label Printer Drivers (32 bit only): The brother label printer drivers are normally included in the Ape Software install file. Therefore, these drivers are only required if AS is installed on a remote computer AND labels must be printed from a local machine.
- Processor: Minimum 1 GHz (suggest 2 GHz or higher)
- RAM: Minimum 8 GB of RAM (Suggest 16 GB or higher for smooth operation of all your software)
- HDD Space: 4.5 GB of hard-disk space minimum if the system requires the .NET version 4.7.2 framework
- Access or SQL: Calibration Control connects to an MS Access database (on client or network location) or a SQL Server database (2012 or higher). MS Access is not required on the computer where Calibration Control is installed but it does make it easier to look directly at the database file, if desired.
- Access vs. SQL: The benefit of using MS Access vs. SQL is that Access is simple and that it usually do not require IT support. On the other hand, SQL Server is faster and MUCH more reliable. Therefore, if your organization is comfortable using SQL Server or will host with Ape Software, SQL Server is always the better choice. Access should be good enough for trial purposes.
Install Configuration Choices
- Client Application: Calibration Control is a Client Application that can be installed on a single or multiple Clients all using a single database (most common), installed on a File server (still runs on the client), or installed on a Terminal server.
- Shared Data and Files Folder: In multi-user mode, no matter which database type is used, Calibration Control requires a central folder location (on file server for multiple users) and is usually the same place as the MS Access database, where each user has read/write privileges and is mapped the same way.
- Separate Program Files Folder: NEVER use the Program Files folder for any other purpose besides the placement of the Program Files. Do not place the Database or the Files Folder in the same location or below the Program Files folder. Do not place the Program Files folder in the same folder or below the Settings Folder.
Admin or Read/Write Privileges
From the perspective of each Client computer account, Calibration Control users require access to the following locations. Normally, these locations are available unless they have been locked down by local IT.
- Settings Folder: Read/write access to the Public Documents folders at C:\Users\Public\Documents\Ape Software\Calibration Control
- Program Folder: Read access the Program Files folder of wherever Calibration Control is installed. Using the default folder, by letting the installation program decide, is recommended.
- Data and Files Folders: Read/write access to the locations chosen for the Data Folder and the common Files Folders (e.g., Attachments, Reports (templates), and Labels (templates). By default, the Data and Files Folder is the same location as the Settings Folder.
- Registry: Read/write access to the registry location at HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Ape Software.
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Compatibility: Calibration Control versions 9.1 to current