system requirements

This article is designed to provide you with guidelines for the minimum and recommended system requirements for running finPOWER Connect. These recommendations are guidelines only, requirements may vary with each installation and intended use of the system.

Supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

finPOWER Connect can operate on Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32 or 64-bit) or Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) operating systems.

Minimum: Windows XP with Service Pack 3.
Recommended: Windows 7.

Older versions of Windows operating systems are not supported. See Microsoft Product Lifecycle Information for more information.

Microsoft .NET Framework

finPOWER Connect requires the .NET Framework version 3.5 to be installed. During installation, finPOWER Connect will detect if the correct version of the .NET Framework is missing and will prompt you to download and install the package if necessary.


Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 1GB RAM.
Recommended: 2GB RAM or more on 64-bit operating systems.

Display Resolution

Minimum: 1024 x 768.
Recommended: 1280 x 1024 or higher.

For more information see TSB1014.


finPOWER Connect is only designed to operate on and is only tested with Microsoft Window's networking. Novell, Linux and other non-Windows based network storage devices are not tested or recommended.

Microsoft Office

finPOWER Connect uses Microsoft Office in some of its functions. Microsoft Word is used for the generation of documents and letters, and therefore is central to the operation of finPOWER Connect. Microsoft Excel may be used to analyse data within finPOWER Connect. Microsoft Access may be used for advanced database queries and reports.

Minimum: Microsoft Word 2000.
Recommended: Microsoft Office 2007.


Access (Jet) databases

Access Database files must be stored on a robust Windows operating system file server.

Recommended maximum total users: 10.
Recommended maximum database size: 200MB.

For more information see TSB1019.

Microsoft SQL Server databases

The finPOWER Connect SQL Server Add-On allows finPOWER Connect to open and use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 databases. For more information see SQL Server Notes.

Recommended: SQL Server 2008 running on its own dedicated Server.

The finPOWER Connect SQL Server Add-On must be purchased separately. Microsoft SQL Server and client licenses to login to the server must be purchased separately.

finPOWER Connect Web Interface

For more information on requirements for the finPOWER Connect Web Interface click here.