I have 13 years of hands-on experience working with every stage of the software development lifecycle, from scratch to finished product to deployment. At AdvancePro, I lead multiple development teams who design, develop, deploy and maintain the platform. My goal every day is to produce a product that is innovative, secure, easy to use, and solves the problems that hold our clients back from growing.
AdvancePro Pre-Installation Checklist
- Verify that the server computer AdvancePro will be installed on meets the minimum requirements listed on the following page.
- Install the latest Windows Updates (In most versions of Windows, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update)Note: this often requires restarting and running updates multiple times until there are no pending updates.
- Verify that .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0 (or higher) are installed.
- Verify that the required services pack (SP1 or SP2) is installed, if applicable.
- Verify that all computers AdvancePro will be installed on meet the minimum requirements listed on the following page
- Install the latest Windows Updates on all machines (In most versions of Windows, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update).
- Verify that .NET Framework 4.0 or higher is installed on all machines.
- Verify that the required services packs (SP1 or SP2) are installed on all machines, where applicable.
- Verify that Microsoft Excel is installed on all computers where Excel import will be performed
- Verify that server and all client computers are on the same network (or connected to same network through VPN).
- Verify that server and all client computers are on the same domain or workgroup.
- Verify that TCP Port 1433 is open on the server firewall (if firewall is enabled).
- Verify that the server computer has a wired network connection and access to the internet.
- Verify that QuickBooks is version 2011 or later (if integrating with QB)
Server/Client System Requirements
Operating System Requirements
- 64-Bit ONLY:
- Windows Vista SP2
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update required for 32-bit machines
- Windows Server 2008 SP2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Note: Windows XP is not supported
- NET Framework 4.0 or higher
- Minimum: 1 GB RAM
- Recommended: 2 GB RAM
Available Hard Disk Space
- 2 GB (for server install)
- Minimum: 1.4 GHz
- Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster
- Minimum: 1024×768
Network Requirements (for multi-user setups)
- Workgroup or domain (the IP addresses for each computer must be static in a domain setup)
- All computers must be on same network (or connected to same network through VPN)
QuickBooks Requirements (if integrating with QuickBooks)
- QuickBooks® 2011 (US, Canadian, UK, and Australian versions) or higher