Technical Specifications
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The following technical guidelines are provided to enable your organization to best accommodate Intranet DASHBOARD:

Software Architecture
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Web server software (minimum)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2008 or 2003
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (built in component to Windows Server)
  • Microsoft SMTP Virtual Server or equivalent SMTP mailer
  • Internet Access (direct or via web proxy) for external RSS Feeds

Database server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005,  2008, 2012* or Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005, 2008, 2012*
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* Further details on the requirements for Microsoft SQL Server are available from the iD SQL Server Requirements page

Database Options
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Microsoft SQL 2005, 2008, 2012 Server Configuration

Using the full version of SQL 2005, 2008 or 2012 allows for the highest level of performance and capacity as well as load balancing. We recommend using SQL Server for organizations or groups with more than approximately 1,000 staff or where SQL Server is already available.

Microsoft SQL Server or Express Configuration

Using SQL Express allows for the installation of Intranet DASHBOARD where no SQL Server is available. SQL Express is the free lightweight version of the full Microsoft SQL Server product and therefore has some limitations placed on it. SQL Express can be installed directly wih Intranet DASHBOARD as it is built into the installer. SQL Express has a number of limits on the amount of data that it can store, so we suggest that the Filesystem Filestore option is used when installing with SQL Express.

Hardware Architecture
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Minimum hardware requirements (suitable for up to 250 end users)

  • Single server for database and Intranet DASHBOARD website
  • Dual Core Processor, 2.2Ghz 64bit
  • 4GB RAM
  • 60GB available disk space (in additional to operating system)

Minimum hardware requirements (suitable for up to 250 - 1,000 end users)

  • Single server for database and Intranet DASHBOARD website
  • Quad Core Processor, 2.4Ghz 64bit
  • 4+GB RAM
  • 80GB available disk space (in addition to operating system)

Minimum hardware requirements (suitable for 1,000 - 3,000 end users)

  •  1 x Web server
  • Quad core Processor 2.4Ghz 64bit
  • 4GB RAM
  • 60GB available data space (in addition to operating system)
  • 10GB available IIS log space
  • 1 x Database server
  • Quad Core Processor 2.4Ghz 64bit
  • 4+GB RAM (8GB preferred)
  • 100GB available data space (in addition to operating system)
  • 40GB available log space

Minimum hardware requirements (suitable for 3,000 + end users)

  • For installations with greater than 3,000 end users, please contact sales@intranetdashboard.com for a customized infrastructure review and recommendation.

Intranet DASHBOARD does not require any additional hardware options in order to function.

Note: these values are an indication of the amount of space required in a typical installation. One iD license is applicable to each web server.

In general, an organization with up to 1,000 end users will be able to accommodation Intranet DASHBOARD with a single server and the Microsoft SQL Server database (if required). A separate SQL Server installation will provide a greater number of connections and a large databsae caparcity. There is a choice between using the iD web server file system or the SQL Server database for content storage, this may affect your server requirements.

Network Requirements
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Intranet DASHBOARD will run effectively on all TCP/IP enabled intranet networks or the internet where suitable bandwidth is available and network latency is minimized. The positioning of the Intranet DASHBOARD application and server within the organization is vital to the efficiency of the application. Situating the server in a centralized hosting area will provide optimal performance.

Client Requirements
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Administrators and users of Intranet DASHBOARD require browser access to the system. Please see the Supported Browsers page for client browser requirements.

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