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System Requirements

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Minimum PC Specification

  Microsoft Windows® 98 SE
  Pentium III 500 Mhz Processor
  128Mb RAM
  40Mb HDD Space

Please note that we will no longer be supporting Windows 98 after 2008


Recommended PC Specification

  Microsoft Windows® XP
  Pentium IV 1.3GHz Processor
  512Mb RAM
  100Mb HDD Space


Networked Systems - Server

  Microsoft Windows® XP Home
  Pentium III 500MHz Processor
  256Mb RAM
  20Mb HDD Space


Business Builder can operate on a peer-to-peer network, but in this case the server machine that hosts the database MUST be running Windows XP Home Edition as a MINIMUM.


Are you using Windows Vista?


Download our [ Compatibility Guide ] to ensure you can run Business Builder without any compatibility issues.


Opportunistic Locking

Windows NT, 2000, 2003, and Small Business Servicer 2003 servers, and Windows XP Professional will by default have Opportunistic Locking enabled on them.

"Opportunistic locking allows clients to lock files and locally cache information without the risk of another user changing the file. This increases performance for many file operations but may decrease performance in other operations because the server that grants the opportunistic lock must manage the breaking of that lock when another user requests access to the file."

Due to Business Builder operating using a file-based database, the opportunistic locking can cause problems with the file locking mechanisms that Business Builder uses to share data from a single database to multiple users. Therefore, it needs to be disabled.

[ Configuring opportunistic locking in Windows Server 2000, 2003 and XP Professional ]

[ Explanation of Opportunistic Locking on Windows NT ]

[ More Information ] (Technical Details on Opportunistic Locking levels)


Virus Scanning

Where virus scanning software is installed on workstations running Business Builder, it is recommended that the scanning software is configured so that the following files are NOT scanned:
  • .DB files
  • .PX files
  • .XG* files
  • .YG* files
These are the database files that store all Business Builder data and are not at risk from viruses. If your virus scanner is left to scan these files, this can slow down the operation of Business Builder as a file will be scanned each time it is opened.


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