For Version 2016 (aka 20.2)
If you’re installing Sage 100 Contractor or upgrading to the newest version, the hardware and system requirements below will provide a general guideline. Additional requirements may be necessary depending on your specific technology configuration, integrated 3rd party applications, and other factors that may require additional consideration.
Be sure to contact the support team at Accordant Company if you need assistance.
Internet Access Required for Sage 100 Contractor
Certain Sage 100 Contractor features, such as printing or e-filing tax forms, submitting enhancement requests, accessing Help, or downloading periodic product or tax updates, all require Internet access. To take advantage of these features, please ensure any workstation or server that Sage 100 Contractor is installed on has access to the Internet.
During installation of Sage 100 Contractor, the computer serving as the Sage license server must be able to connect to the Internet to obtain licenses. Once installation is complete, you can check out license uses for each computer where Sage 100 Contractor is installed then disconnect the Sage license server from the Internet.
Note: A static Internet connection using a compatible web browser is required for Sage Construction Anywhere. See the Related Resources section for supported browsers.
Server Hardware Requirements
Server hardware and network requirements will depend on your specific requirements, such as the number of users on your network or other programs that might use server resources, including firewalls, software applications, mail systems, and more.
That said, here is what we recommend as a set of minimum hardware requirements.
Supported Server Operating Systems
Following are supported server operating systems – 64 bit is preferred.
Note about domain controllers: Microsoft recommends against installing SQL Server on a domain controller, and does not support SQL Server on a read-only domain controller should you encounter any problems with this configuration.
Because you must install Database Administration on the same machine as SQL Server, you should not install Database Administration on a domain controller. To guard against inadvertent installation on a domain controller and the potential for irrecoverable data losses, you will receive an error message if you attempt to install Database Administration on a machine used as a domain controller.
Supported SQL Server Versions (All Editions)
With the release of Version 2016, Sage 100 Contractor can now run on Microsoft SQL Server. The SQL Server Versions currently supported are 2012 and 2014.
Supported Client/Workstation Operating Systems (64 Bit Preferred)
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
- Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Note: Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Microsoft Windows XP (all versions) are no longer supported operating systems because they do not support the .NET 4.5 framework.
In addition, the supported Microsoft Office Versions include Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office 365.
.NET Framework required for Sage 100 Contractor
When you install Sage 100 Contractor software, you will also install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, if it is not already installed. It is important that you make sure that both your client and server computers meet the minimum requirements for installing both Sage 100 Contractor software and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
IMPORTANT: If the Sage 100 Contractor installation requires an installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, the Sage 100 Contractor installation process may continue automatically after the .NET Framework installation is completed. If you are prompted to restart your computer after the .NET Framework installation, this must be done to continue the Sage 100 Contractor installation.
Note: If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is not already installed on your computers, then that installation alone may take up to 20 minutes per computer.
Virtual servers: Sage 100 Contractor also supports virtual server environments. Please contact Accordant Company for additional guidance regarding virtual server configuration.
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