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SPECIAL NOTE: As hardware, server and PC operating systems, and MS Office are constantly changing, and since different companies have varying numbers of users and varying needs–we recommend using the specs below as a general ‘rule of thumb’. Please contact OneSource Technical Support at (801) 748-4804 or at support@onesourcesoftware.com for specific recommendations for your specific needs before purchasing any hardware or software for use with OneSource Software.

 

 

File Server – System Requirements / Recommendations
(Remote Desktop / Thin Client Mode)

(Last Updated 5/11/18)

IMPORTANT NOTE: OneSource Version 5, which is anticipated to be released in 2019,
will NOT require an on premise server any longer.
It will run 100% from the Cloud.  If you are considering buying a new server you
may want to follow the recommendations
below on a ‘cloud server’ that can be easily deleted/canceled in the future,
rather than spending the money to buy a new on premise server for OneSource Software.

(*** Running OneSource on a Windows Server (in Terminal Server Mode) is what we recommend to all
of our customers–large or small–due to the proven difference in
SpeedReliabilityLower Cost of Maintenance, and Accessibility ***)

Type

Component

Recommended
Hardware*

       

Processor


(For 2-5 Users) 1 six (6) or eight (8) Core Intel® Xeon® processor with hyper-threading (
15M Cache or greater, 2.40 GHz or higher, 7.20 GT/s or faster). (Last updated in 2017)
(For 6-10 Users) 2 six (6) or eight (8) Core Intel® Xeon® processor with hyper-threading (15M Cache or greater, 2.40 GHz or higher, 7.20 GT/s or faster). (Last updated in 2017)
(For 11-14 Users) 2 eight (8) or ten (10) Core Intel® Xeon® processor with hyper-threading (20M Cache or greater, 2.20 GHz or higher, 8.00 GT/s or faster). (Last updated in 2017)

(Additional Notes: In general we recommend the Xeon E5 series of processors (or faster) with Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading with Intel motherboards).

NOTE: If your company has 15 or more users we recommend that you setup Hyper-V or VMWare so you can create 2 or more ‘virtual’ servers (for MS SQL Server and RDP).
In this case we recommend that you DOUBLE or TRIPLE the size or quantity of you processing power, RAM, and Hard Drive Space. 
  (When creating virtual servers resources get used up quickly).

(Click here to see a comparison of Intel server processors).
(Click here to see a comparison of multiple high-end processors side by side).

RAM


(OneSource will run with less RAM than the figures recommended below. But will run much faster with the figures recommended below)

Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard Edition 64bit) – 16 GB RAM (1-5 users) running Remote Desktop Services
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise Edition 64bit) – 32 GB RAM (6-15 users) running Remote Desktop Services
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise Edition 64bit) – 32-64 GB RAM (16+ users) running Remote Desktop Services (Note: Consider 2 Servers for 16 or more users)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition 64 Bit) – 32 GB RAM (1-5 users) running Remote Desktop Services
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition 64 Bit) – 64 GB RAM (Up to 15 users) running Remote Desktop Services
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition 64bit) – 64 GB RAM (16+ users) running Remote Desktop Services (Note: Consider running 2 Servers if you have 16 or more Remote Desktop users)

Hard Drive


Two (2) or more Redundant Hard Drives, with Raid 1 or higher (with SAS 6iR internal RAID adapter, PCI-Express or PERC 6i SAS internal Raid adapter,
PCI -Express), 146GB+, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch, 15k RPM, with 100 GB+ free space.

NOTE: Solid State Devices (SSD’s) may be an option worth considering as well. Our experience is that they are much faster in booting up the server, but not significantly faster when using OneSource.

NOTE: Since this configuration involves having all users having a ‘desktop’ on the server, it is highly recommended that the Operating System (O/S) partition be made considerably larger than normal (100GB+), or even better just 1 large partition, (rather than 2 or more separate partitions). This will allow plenty of room for the O/S to breathe when users place large files on their desktops that will also be sharing the same partition as the O/S.

Hard Drive Space

100GB+ on C Drive
 (or whichever drive your O/S reside on. (Note: It is very common for file servers to have the hard drive partitioned into a relatively small C drive for the Operating System and one or more larger drives for data, backups, etc. However, since ALL users will be logging into the server and will have their own desktop (which is typically space on the C drive) we STRONGLY RECOMMEND making the C drive as large as possible – 100GB or more)

Video Card

Very good quality Video card (since users may likely have a ‘desktop’ session of their own on the server). The higher the resolution the better. (Depending on the server being selected the DELL SKU A4869234 might be a good option).

CD ROM

CD/DVD ROM or CD/DVD ROM Read/Write

Network Interface Card

10/100/1000 Ethernet or higher (w/ 1Ghz Switch)

Backup Hardware

CD or DVD Writer +/- (or Equivalent Backup Hardware)

Uniterruptable Power
Supply (UPS)

450 Watt or Higher

Software
Operating System
+Windows CALs
+ Remote Desktop CALs


Windows Server® 2016 Standard Edition (R2) (64 bit)
or
Windows Server® 2012 Standard Edition (R2) (64 bit)

Or…

Windows Server® 2008 Standard Edition (R2) (64 bit)
Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise Edition (R2) (64 bit)
Windows Server® 2008 Standard Edition (R1) (32 bit)
Windows Server® 2008 Standard Edition (R1) (64 bit)
Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise Edition (R1) (32 bit)
Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise Edition (R1) (64 bit)

+ one (1) Windows server Client Access License (CAL) for each user
+ one (1) Windows Remote Desktop ‘Open Business License’ 
CAL for each user.
(NOTE: You can purchase the 2008 Server Remote Desktop CALs here).

*** SPECIAL NOTICES ***
All versions of Windows ‘Small Business Server’ are NOT SUPPORTED by OneSource at this time (because they don’t allow for terminal services).

If you don’t already have a Microsoft ‘Open Business License’ you can buy the software and set up an Open Business Account from numerous online technology and software resellers.
Note: Sometimes it can be a challenge to know which online companies are legit (not selling fake, illegal or invalid pirated licenses). We (and other customer’s of ours) have had a good experience buying from www.softwaremedia.com.

 

Database


Companies with 14 or fewer users:
MS Office Professional Plus 2010* or MS Office Professional Plus 2013* or 2016* (multi-user, “Open Business License”. 1 license for the Admin user).
If you don’t already have a Microsoft ‘Open Business License’ you can buy the software and set up an Open Business Account from numerous online technology and software resellers.
Note: Sometimes it can be a challenge to know which online companies are legit (not selling fake, illegal or invalid pirated licenses). We (and other customer’s of ours) have had a good
experience buying from www.softwaremedia.com.
*Including the latest service packs, patches, and Windows Updates.

Companies with 15 or more users:
MS SQL Server Standard Edition.
(We recommend running this on a separate physical or virtual server)  

OneSource


Installed by OneSource Software Solutions (after server security is set up and login details provided)

 
Backup Software


Quality Commercial/Grade BU Hardware/Software Combo
OneSource highly recommends a combination of 2 or more backup methods.
1–A local backup one or more times per day.
2–Some type of Commercial Grade backup to local and/or portable/removable media.
3–Some type of automated online backup service.
(BACKUP SERVICE OPTION: OneSource Software provides unique backup services for OneSource Data, offsite, as often as every 1 hr,
human verified daily, with month end backups stored for up to 5 years–for $100/mo).  

Anti-Virus / Spyware

Network Security Appliance (Hardware) or equivalent Software Application that operates & updates automatically
(that excludes OneSource from the scanning process–in order to speed up OneSource)

Other 3rd Party Applications

MS Office 2003/2007/2010 Professional (MS Outlook for automating emailing and document management, MS Word for automated form letters, MS Excel for data analysis/export, if desired). Microsoft requires one (1) license for each user accessing these applications via Terminal Server. (See Database Section above for additional notes)

PDF Pricing Software

Any PDF printing software for manual use. Bullzip (PDF Writer) for automation with OneSource. www.bullzip.com

Faxing Software

Any online Email to Fax conversion software. We recommend Fax2Mail.com
(recommended re-seller: Keith Wheeler, (480) 329-3115, www.triunetechaz.com)

 

 

 

Employee Workstation – System Requirements
(for use with a Windows Server w/ Remote Desktop Services)
(Last Updated 7/1/2017)
Type

Component

Recommended
Hardware

    

Processor

Pentium P4 3 GHz or higher (or AMD 2200+ or higher)
RAM

1GB+ for Windows XP
2GB+ for Windows Vista
4GB+ for Windows 7
8GB+ for Windows 8/10

Hard Drive

Single IDE or SCSI or SSD drive with 50 GB of free space

CD / DVD ROM/Writer

Not Required

Network Interface Card

10/100/1000 Ethernet or higher (w/ 1Ghz Switch)

Software

   

Operating System

Windows 10 (All Versions)
Windows 8 (All Versions)
Windows 7 (All Versions)
Windows Vista (All Versions)
Windows XP Home/Pro

Database

N/A

OneSource

1 License per concurrent user

Backup Software

Backup of other important files on PC if desired

Anti-Virus / Spyware

Network Security Appliance or equivalent software

Other 3rd Party Applications

N/A

Fax Server

Not Required

 

For additional help with determining hardware requirements, please contact OneSource technical support at (801) 748-4804.

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