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Use this check list to verify that you have properly configured your hardware and software environment to ensure successful installation and operation of your MSC-LIMS system.

MSC-LIMS Pre-Installation Check List

Workstation requirements for a single-user installation or each workstation in a multi-user installation:
  500 MHz or faster processor
  Minimum 512MB RAM
  3.0 GB available disk space
  1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
  Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  Microsoft Office (any 32-bit version)
  Available USB port if barcode hardware will be used
  Connection to local or network printer for report generation
Additional workstation requirements in a multi-user installation:
  Network interface card, cabling, and software to connect to file server
  File server login account
  Read, write, create, and delete file privileges in the file server's MSC-LIMS data directory
File server requirements in a multi-user installation:
  File server can be either a dedicated file server or a designated workstation in a peer-to- peer network
  3.0 GB available disk space
  Login account(s) for MSC-LIMS users
  File directory for MSC-LIMS data
  File directory for MSC-LIMS workstation installation software
  Read, write, create, and delete file privileges in the MSC-LIMS data directory for all MSC-LIMS users
Additional items to consider:
  At least one copy of Microsoft Access 2010 is necessary if you have a Full System license and plan on customizing the MSC-LIMS software
  Hardware and software for overnight backup of MSC-LIMS database
  Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) on file server
  Acceptable network performance for expected number of concurrent users and volume of data generated (factors to consider: network operating system, topology, cabling, interface cards, server RAM, server disk speed/capacity, concurrent users, etc.)
  Disaster recovery strategy (backup strategy, off-site data storage, etc.)
  Internet e-mail for technical support
  Internet access and VNC software for technical support via remote access
  File compression software such as WinZip is useful when transferring software and data files via e-mail for technical support

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