Before beginning your install of Forecast 5, we recommend you run through this check list to ensure that you do not run into any issues.


PERMISSIONS
Admin permissions on computer and SQL server*
PASSWORDS
SA SQL password
ANTI-VIRUS
Temporarily disabled
PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE
.NET Framework 4.5 & SQL server 2012 and greater
SQL SERVER: NEW OR EXISTING
Microsoft SQL Server – Local Db (for single computer license) or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition or Greater. Check Server Firewall is configured to allow SQL Server Access (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175043(v=sql.120).aspx )
OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 8 and higher
FREE HARD DRIVE SPACE
10 GB or higher
SYSTEM MEMORY
8 GB or higher
HARD DISK
SATA 12 HDD @ 10,000 RPM or Greater (for single computer). SSD (for network licenses).
CPU
2.0 GHZ Quad Core or Greater**
SCREEN RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080



Please note that Forecast 5 cannot connect to an existing database and will need to create its own. (Unless it is a Forecast 5 Version 3 database).

* Only relevant in a multi-user environment or when using SQL Server Express and above (Not the default LocalDB)
** Please increase this requirement should the machine be hosting the SQL Server also (Not including LocalDB)