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Denali System Requirements

DENALI supports multiple system configurations; read below for the specific details for each installation type. Note: Installation is defaulted to the primary system drive of the PC. If not installing to the primary drive reach out to technical support for additional configuration steps. If you have any questions about the system requirements for Denali Accounting Software, please contact an Account Executive.

Stand Alone

Stand Alone Configuration

  • A “stand alone configuration” encompasses all the components needed to run Denali on a single system. These components consist of:
    • Client Utilities
    • Server Utilities
    • License Server Utilities
    • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI Accounting Software on a single machine.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).
Component Processor Ram Disk Space
Stand Alone (Client, Server, and SQL Server) AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 60 GB
Stand Alone /w Crystal Reports 2016 AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 65 GB
Stand Alone /w Bartender 2019 AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 80 GB
Stand Alone /w Bi AMD or Intel based processors, 8 Logical Cores + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

Two Tier

Two Tier Configuration

  • A “two-tier configuration” encompasses all the components needed to run Denali on a client-server setup.
    • Client components consist of:
      • Client Utilities
      • Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Server components consist of:
      • Client Utilities (Recommended to install, not required on sever)
      • Server Utilities
      • License Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
      • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI multi-user on a client-server setup.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).

Two Tier Processor RAM Disk Space
Client AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 10 GB
Client /w Crystal Reports Standard AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 15 GB
Server w/ SQL Server AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 60 GB
Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI AMD or Intel based processors, 8 Logical Cores + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

Three Tier

Three Tier Configuration

  • A “three-tier configuration” encompasses all the components needed to run Denali on a client-application-server setup.
    • Client components consist of:
      • Client Utilities
      • Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Application Server components consist of:
      • Client Utilities (Recommended to install, not required on sever)
      • Server Utilities
      • License Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Server components consist of:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI multi-user on a client-application-server setup.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).

Three Tier Processor RAM Disk Space
Client AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 10 GB
Client /w Crystal Reports Standard AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 15 GB
Business Application Server AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU See users chart 10 GB
Data Server w/ SQL Server AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 60 GB
Data Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI AMD or Intel based processors, 8 Logical Cores + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here

Users:
1 to 9 4 GB
10 to 38 8 GB
39 to 70 16 GB
71 to 100 32 GB

 

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines

  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI on Virtual machines.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).
Component vCPU Processor RAM
Client 1 2.1 GHz + 4 GB
Server w/ SQL Server 2 2.1 GHz + 4 GB
Server w/ SQL Server (Recommend) 4 2.1 GHz + 8 GB
Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI 8 2.1 GHz + 16 GB

 

Users:
1 to 9 4 GB
10 to 38 8 GB
39 to 70 16 GB
71 to 100 32 GB

 

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

General Considerations

General Considerations for Running Denali

Network Speeds (Not Internet)

  • Denali is network intensive: having a 1 Gbps, (1000 Mbps) connection is preferred over a 100 Mbps
  • Denali operations more efficiently on wired vs wireless networks.

Monitor

  • The optimal resolution for Denali is 1920×1080 (4k monitors are not recommend).

Solid State Drives

  • Use SSD (Solid State Drive) instead of HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to ensure high I/O performance and read and write times.

CPU- recommendation

  • Intel® Core i3 4th generation (or an equivalent AMD processor)

Terminal Server

  • Denali can be installed on Windows Servers running Remote Desktop Services or Remote App.
  • Note that some features of the software will not work simultaneously in conjunction with RDS.
    • Example: multiple people printing the same report to screen simultaneously.

Local Settings

  • Set system date on the local computer to MM/dd/yyyy
  • Set region in Windows to English (United States)

Minimum Requirements for Denali BI

Usage Processor Cores Processor RAM Disk Space
Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI 8 2.1 GHz + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here.

Notes

Note: Operating Systems should have the latest available service packs (SPs) from Microsoft®. If you process credit/debit cards using MerchantWARE® TransPort™ (MWT), please be advised that MWT does not support any “Home” versions from Microsoft.
Note: Data servers should have 4 GB for up to 4 users with an additional 2 GB of RAM per user over 4 (i.e. 5 users would be 6 GB, 6 users would be 8 GB)
Note: Denali operates with either 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems.

Windows Support Lifecycle

  • Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and SQL Server 2012 are copyrights of Microsoft®.
  • Denali will remain compatible with the above operating systems until Microsoft ends extended support (EOES) for them. To learn more, read the Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Upcoming EOES

  • EOES for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is 07/12/2022.
  • EOES for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 is 01/10/2023.
  • EOES for Windows Server 2016 is 1/12/2027.

Past EOES

  • EOES for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 was 1/14/2020.
  • EOES for Windows Vista was 4/11/2017.
  • EOES for Windows Server 2003 was 7/14/2015.
  • EOES for Windows XP was 4/8/2014.
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