System Requirements

Hardware & OS Requirements for Conest software products

These specifications are presented as general guidelines for the specified database management systems that are qualified for the operating systems and database components when installing Conest software products.

Hardware and software installations and version updates for all listed components may require careful planning. If you have any questions or plan on having more than 10 users sharing a single database, please contact your IT professional or call Conest technical support at 603-437-9353 ext. 2 or email support@Conest.com.

SERVER SPECIFICATIONS (Client/Server Configuration)

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2012 or higher
  • 64-bit recommended for all operating systems with latest MS service pack/security updates Processor
  • Intel or AMD dual core minimum, Quad Core or higher recommended
  • 3 GHz or faster

RAM

  • 16 GB or higher

Free Hard Disk Space

  • 10 GB (minimum) for installation and an additional 5 MB of storage space for each job created.
    NOTE: Additional drive space recommended to store job files created in SureCount, IntelliBid and JobTrac.

Software Applications & Server Platforms

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 versions of Enterprise, Standard or Express Editions supported
  • Conest products install files include Microsoft SQL 2012 SP3 Express Edition with the latest service pack/security updates.
  • Conest recommends a dedicated database server for installing and running Microsoft SQL Server. If the server will be running additional applications, the recommended specifications should be increased accordingly.

WORKSTATION SPECIFICATIONS (Client/Server & Standalone Configurations)

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10
    NOTE: Windows 7 machines will not open the application. You must upgrade to Windows 10 to open the application. Microsoft has notified users that Windows 7 is no longer supported as of January 14, 2020.
    If you install our software on a version of the O/S that is either not the minimum version Conest and Microsoft support, difficulties could occur including possible data loss.
  • 32-bit minimum – 64-bit recommended for all operating systems with latest MS service pack/security updates.Processor
  • Intel or AMD dual core minimum, Quad Core or higher recommended
    GHz quad core or faster

RAM

  • 16 GB or higher

Free Hard Disk Space

  • If both database and client will be installed on a single computer – Allow 10 GB (minimum) for the installation and an additional 5 MB of storage space for each job created.
  • If the client will be installed on a single computer and the database will reside on a server, allow 1 GB (minimum) or more for the installation.
    NOTE: Additional drive space is recommended to store job files created in SureCount, IntelliBid and JobTrac.

Software Applications & Components

For installations when Microsoft SQL Server databases are client-hosted (the workstation has both the client and database installed):

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 — 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Enterprise, Standard or Express, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 are supported.
    NOTE: Conest programs include Microsoft SQL 2012 SP3 Express Edition with latest MS service pack/security updates.
  • Screen resolution 1366×768 widescreen; 1280×1024 standard or higher are recommended.

Virtual Environments

Conest software products are supported on most virtual environments — Windows Terminal Services (RDS), Citrix®, VPN* — if they can run on supported platforms.

* Connecting IntelliBid to SQL over VPN is not recommended because of slow speed and high latency. This usually results in connection failures or timeout errors. However, connecting to a remote PC that has IntelliBid installed using a remote desktop over a VPN does work.

Mac OS is not supported with installed Conest software products unless supported Windows operating systems are installed on the Mac using virtualization software such as VMware Fusion, Parallels, etc.

CE Cloud allows access to Conest software products on any device such as Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets and through Chrome or Firefox web browsers.

Hardware and software specifications listed in this document are for the use of SQL Server with the Conest Software versions that were available at the time of publication. As newer system versions are introduced, Conest reserves the right to update and modify these recommendations.