System Requirements for RezOvation GT

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This article reviews system requirements and prerequisites for RezOvation GT.

Please note: Netbooks (i.e. small, lightweight laptops intended for light computer use such as surfing the internet, email, etc.), are not supported for RezOvation GT and do not meet the minimum requirements.

We suggest that you follow the "recommended" guidelines for best performance and compatibility.

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Hardware Requirements - Single Computer Installation

Follow the "recommended hardware" guidelines for best performance.

Recommended Hardware

  • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 Ghz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB free disk space; 7200 RPM drive (most desktop computers will have this -- if you are purchasing a laptop you may need to ask specifically for a faster drive)

Minimum Hardware

  • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB free disk space

Hardware Requirements - Multiple Computer Installation

Main computer (server)

The main computer in a network installation is the computer that has the RezOvation GT database and primary application (RezOvation service).

Recommended Hardware

  • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 Ghz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB free disk space; 7200 RPM drive (most desktop computers will have this -- if you are purchasing a laptop you may need to ask specifically for a faster drive)

Minimum Hardware

  • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB free disk space

Secondary computer (client)

The secondary computer is any computer on the network that needs access to RezOvation GT, but which does not run the database. This computer typically does not need as much CPU power or memory as the main computer.

  • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4 Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB free disk space

Software Requirements

Operating System

The following operating systems are supported. We recommend using Windows 7 when possible.

  • Windows 8 - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows 7 - 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Windows Vista - 32 bit and 64 bit (all service packs)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3

For Mac OS X support information please see this article for information about using RezOvation GT on a Mac.

Office applications

Note: Microsoft Office is required to view or print letters, preview emails, and print the occupancy map. We recommend that you do not mix versions of Microsoft Office between computers on your network.

The following office applications are supported:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional, or Professional Plus
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2002 / XP
  • Microsoft Office 2000

Note: Home & Student editions are not supported, as they do not include Outlook. Either purchase and install Outlook separately, or install one of the supported editions.

Note: cloud and "light" editions of Microsoft Office, including Office 365, are not supported and will not function properly.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

  • If not present, SQL Server 2008 Express is installed automatically along with RezOvation GT.
  • This is NOT required for client computers in a network configuration of RezOvation GT.
  • If necessary, you can manually install SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. However, it is recommended that you allow RezOvation GT to install SQL Express.
  • Once SQL Server is installed, we recommend that you check Windows Update for any service packs (enable Windows Update to install updates for other Windows applications, and check the Optional Updates section).
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 is also supported.

Microsoft .NET Framework

  • If not present, .NET 3.5 is automatically installed along with RezOvation GT.
  • .NET 3.5 is required for all computers in a network configuration.
  • It is recommended that you allow RezOvation GT to automatically install the correct version of .NET. Alternatively, you can install .NET from one of these locations:

Other software

  • Windows Installer 4.5. This is installed automatically with RezOvation GT. Alternatively, you can install it manually.

Optional Items

  • High-speed Internet with a minimum connection speed of 256k upload / 256k download (required for online availability and auto updates; dial-up is not supported). We recommend DSL, cable, T1, or better.
  • Credit card swiper (for credit card processing users)

Unsupported Configurations

  • Installation is not supported on a Windows domain controller (PDC). Domain controllers are not intended to run applications, and can cause conflicts with programs like RezOvation GT which require a SQL database to run.
  • Installation is not supported on Windows Terminal Server, due to Microsoft incompatibilities. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/32727.
  • Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows XP SP1 & SP2 are no longer supported with new installs as of April 2009. This is due to the fact that the installer now uses .NET 3.5 and Microsoft SQL Express 2008, which does not support these operating systems.
  • In general we are not able to support any non-standard configurations, especially Windows Server configurations that are intended for uses other than an Application or Database server (e.g. proxy/firewall/gateway servers, backup servers, domain controllers, terminal servers, etc.)

General Notes

  • All available Windows Updates should be installed before RezOvation GT is installed.
  • The .NET 3.5 Framework is required for all computers in a network installation including secondary (client) computers. SQL Express is required only for the server.
  • Installation alongside SQL Server 2000 is not supported. Issues with database connections cannot be properly researched in this configuration.
  • Installation with SQL Server 2005 / SQL Server 2008 is supported and will work properly. SQL Express 2005 / 2008 / 2008 R2 is identical to SQL Server 2005 / 2008 / 2008 R2 with some functional limitations, e.g. 4 GB database limit (10GB with SQL 2008 R2), 1 GB memory use, 1 CPU.
  • Please see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx for more details about SQL Express requirements.
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