System Requirements

For the optimal performance of Geobank, your computer system should meet the recommended configuration requirements described in the following tables:

Geobank Client

Operating System

Recommended: Windows 7, 8 or 10

Minimum: Windows 7

CPU

Recommended: 2GHz

Minimum: 1GHz

Memory (RAM)

Recommended: 2 gigabytes (GB)

Minimum: 512 megabytes (MB)

Free Hard Disk Space [1]

Recommended: 2GB

Minimum: 1GB

Screen Resolution

Recommended: 1024x768 or higher

Minimum: 1024x768

Database Engine

Recommended: SQL Server 2008 – Express Edition, or SQL Server 2012/2014 – Express Edition (only required if running local Geobank database)

See Recommended Database Server Requirements below

Minimum: SQL Server 2005 – Express Edition (only required if running local Geo- bank database)

See Minimum Database Server Requirements below

[1] In addition to the requirement for Free Hard Disk Space (above) note that the performance of applications running on Windows will begin to deteriorate if less that 10% of the hard disk is free. It is therefore recommended that available hard disk space be maintained at a level greater than 10%.

Database Server Requirements

Operating System

Recommended: Windows Server 2008

Minimum: Windows Server 2003

CPU

Recommended: 2GHz or higher [2]

Minimum: 1GHz

Memory (RAM)

Recommended: 2 gigabytes (GB) or higher [2]

Minimum: 2 gigabytes (GB)

Free Hard Disk Space

Recommended: 3GB

Minimum: 1GB

Database Engine

Recommended: SQL Server 2008 R2 – Standard Edition or SQL Server 2012/2014 – Standard Edition

Minimum: Server 2005 – Standard Edition OR SQL Server 2008/2005 – Express Edition

[2] Dependent on database size and usage.

Geobank Mobile

Operating System

Recommended: Windows 7, 8 or 10

Minimum: Windows 7

CPU

Recommended: 2GHz

Minimum: 1GHz

Memory (RAM)

Recommended: 2 gigabytes (GB)

Minimum: 512 megabytes (MB)

Free Hard Disk Space [3]

Recommended: 2GB

Minimum: 1GB

Screen Resolution

Recommended: 1024x768 or higher

Minimum: 1024x768

Database Engine

Recommended: Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 (included in Geobank Mobile installation)

See Recommended Database Server Requirements above

Minimum: Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 (included in Geobank Mobile installation)

See Minimum Database Server Requirements above

[3] In addition to the requirement for Free Hard Disk Space (above) note that the performance of applications running on Windows will begin to deteriorate if less that 10% of the hard disk is free. It is therefore recommended that available hard disk space be maintained at a level greater than 10%.