System Requirements - ThoughtFarmer Social Intranet Software

By: Thoughtfarmer  09-12-2011

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ThoughtFarmer runs on your server, behind the corporate firewall. This means your data is secure and the response time is very fast compared to going out over the web.

ThoughtFarmer does not require any special technology on the desktop–just a standard web browser.

Hardware requirements: Server

ThoughtFarmer’s hardware requirements are pretty light — we’ve done a lot of work to make sure it’s optimized and runs well on an average server within an organization.

If you’re buying a new machine, here’s what we’d recommend for a typical ThoughtFarmer installation for 500 users:

Processor: Dual core

Memory: 2 – 4 GB RAM

Hard Drive: Fast SATA or SCSI drives, 100GB+

Software requirements: Server

ThoughtFarmer runs on industry-standard Microsoft technology.

Operating System: Windows Server 2003 or 2008

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 (SQL Server Express is acceptable for small installations)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

Desktop requirements

ThoughtFarmer does not require any particular software or operating system–just a standard web browser.

There are a few advanced interface features in ThoughtFarmer that are optimized for:

  • Internet Explorer 7 for Windows.
  • FireFox 3+ for Windows or Mac
  • Safari 4 for Mac
  • 1024×768 resolution (or better)

Note: ThoughtFarmer 4.0 works with Internet Explorer 6, but IE 7 or 8 is strongly recommended.  Future versions of ThoughtFarmer will not support IE6.

Single sign-on requires Internet Explorer for Windows.

Optional but recommended


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