System Requirements

 

For Single Store implementation

In a single store scenario, Furniture Wizard is installed directly on each computer that will run the program. One computer will be designated as the “Server” or “Host” and will house all of your data. Other computers on your local network will connect to this machine to interact with the data.

 

As of 1/1/2015

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Intel Core2 Duo processor or equivalent

Intel Core i3 or better

Ram

2 GB

4GB +

Hard Drive Space Available

5GB for Server/Host, and 1GB for other workstations

Hard Drive Type

5400 RPM drive

7200 RPM, or SSD

Internet Access via

DSL/Cable or faster, 512kb up/down minimum

Network

100mb wired network. Wireless NOT recommended

Back Up Device

Flash Drives, alternated daily

USB Flash Drive, Removable Hard Drive

Operating System

Windows Vista

Windows 7 or better, Pro edition

Screen Resolution

Monitor set to 1024×768 or higher

 

For Multi-Store/Location Implementation

When used from multiple locations, Furniture Wizard needs to be implemented in a Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) server-based environment. Users can remote in from wherever they are, and use Furniture Wizard (or other applications installed on the server). When implemented this way, the only requirement for workstations is that they can use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client.

While not required, it is recommended that a VPN tunnel is configured between the server location and other remote stores, for added security and ease of sharing resources, such as printers.

Server requirements are as follows:

 

As of 1/1/2015

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Intel Core-based Xeon

“Sandy Bridge”-based Xeon or better

Ram

8GB (10 or fewer users)

16GB+

Hard Drive Space

10 GB of available space

Hard Drive Type

7200 RPM drive

10k or 15k RPM Drives, or SSD

HD Controller

SATA

SATA or SAS Hard drives in RAID

Internet Access via

DSL/Cable or faster, 512kb up/down minimum

Network

100mb wired network

Back Up Device

Flash Drives, alternated daily 

USB Flash Drive, Removable Hard Drive

Operating System

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008R2, 2012 or 2012R23

OS Edition

Foundation

(max 15 Users)

Standard

Licensing

Remote Desktop Services Client Access
License (RDSCALs) for each user or device used for connecting to the server.

Windows server Client Licenses are also
required for each user or device (not required if using Windows server
Foundation)

* Windows Server Foundation is recommended as a low-cost solution for stores that do not expect to have more than 15 users at any given time. Due to technical restrictions, more users cannot be added.
**Due to Microsoft Restrictions, Windows Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials is not eligible to be used as a remote desktop server.
***Due to compatibility issues with Server 2012R2, Dymo LabelWriter printers need to be installed on a print server device. Printing via RDS redirection does now work.

 

Integration/Compatibility with other Programs and devices

Furniture Wizard is compatible with the following products, which are each sold separately. Use of these applications may raise the computer’s minimum requirements.

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or higher

  • QuickBooks Pro 2012 or higher (Premier edition is also compatible, but not required)

  • iPad 2 or higher for use with iFurniture line of apps