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System Requirements and Network Set Up
Wise Option can be used either on a single computer (laptop or desktop) or shared through a local network.
It is a Windows based application, which can run with Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 (Home Premium and Professional), Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Windows 8, and Windows 10. If you are planning to have Wise Option on your local network, we recommend Windows Server 2012 R2 for the SERVER and Windows 7, Windows 8 or Window 10 for the TERMINALS.
Wise Option is NOT a web based application. In other words, both the software and the database will be placed on your computer/server and only those connected to your local network will have access to your data.

   Wise Option is ready for Windows 10.

Network Set Up
Wise Option is a network-based application using standard Microsoft network technology. As with all network applications, the performance is directly related to the quality and speed of your network. Although we recommend 100 MB switched Ethernet as a minimum configuration for optimal performance, Wise Option has successfully been tested over slower connections such as VPN and Wireless links. At a minimum, Wise Option requires access to the standard Microsoft SMB file sharing ports and Microsoft SQL Server ports to connect and run properly. Please consult with a network professional if you have questions about advanced or complicated network installations.
Basically, the Microsoft SQL Server Express is installed on the computer you choose to work as Wise Option data server. If you already have SQL Server we simply need to attach the new database to your existing SQL Server Group. Also, Wise Option (the program) and components are installed on that server. Then, for terminals you wish to reach out Wise Option (program and database) you will need a drive map on each local computer, pointing to that shared folder on the server. Terminals will run the application from the server, not locally and that is the moment when Microsoft SMB file sharing is needed.
Additionally, you will have to run an install wizard on each terminal. That wizard does not contain neither the Wise Option application nor the Wise Option database. It simply registers, on the local computer, the files and components needed to run Wise Option from the server (DLLs and OCXs).
Firewall issues are usually easily addressed through Exceptions set up for Wise Option and SQL Server with the Windows Security Center. Sometimes extra set ups are needed if you have other protection schemas such as Norton and McAfee. For those, please contact those vendor websites and customer support directly.
We will be glad to speak with your network people and provide more details as needed. However, the network configuration has to be performed by your own computer/network personal.
System Requirements
Hardware Configuration
  • Server
    • 3 GHz Processor (minimum, ideal 3GHz+);
    • 4 GB RAM (minimum, ideal 16GB+)
    • 500 GB HD;
    • DVD/RW or CD/RW (for backups);
    • Network Port for 100 MB Ethernet;
    • Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.  Ideal Windows 2012 R2
    • Ideal for large operations (5 Terminals +) SQL Server 2012 R2 Standard or Enterprise (not Express Edition)
  • Terminal for Network or Single Terminal Use
    • 1.2 GHz Processor (minimum, ideal 2GHz+);
    • 1 GB RAM (minimum, ideal 2GB+)
    • 40 GB HD;
    • DVD/RW or CD/RW (for backups);
    • Network Port for 100 MB Ethernet;
    • Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, or
    • Windows 10 (ideal);
    • Windows XP Home Edition is okay in case of running Wise Option from a single computer.
FAQ: Can Wise Option run on Apple/Mac Computers?
Wise Option is a Windows based software, therefore, our preference if for Windows PCs. HOWEVER, we do have several users running Wise Option from Apple/Mac computers.
This is possible when installing the ‘Boot Camp’ application in the Apple/Mac computer, which emulates the Windows environment.
We do not provide support for Mac computers, but here go a couple of links with details about the Boot Camp application for Mac:
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If you want us to give your network professional a call, please send us an email with telephone numbers and we will contact them for more details about Wise Option running on your local network.

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