Recommended Hardware Configuration

Please use the following guidelines to design your network for use with BuildProfessional.

Windows Client, Runtime Server, Development Workstation, Networked Development

Windows Client (Thin Client)

Windows PCs are used to access an application on a BuildProfessional server. In the thin-client solution, the Windows PC will run the BuildProfessional Windows Client Software. Faster PCs are recommended for wide-area networking or dial-up connections providing better network performance.


Processor: Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or equivalent.

Memory (RAM): 128 MB

Hard-disk space: 5MB


Processor: Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or better.

Memory (RAM): 512MB

Hard-disk space: 5 MB

Runtime Server

The runtime server performs the critical application processing in a thin client solution. Besides performance, IT departments should take into account robustness and security when purchasing and configuring a server.

Processor: Varies per platform. See availability list.

Memory (RAM): 10MB per concurrent user (add requirements from operating system, database and other applications).

Hard-disk: 100+ MB (does not include application components or data).

Network: 100 Mbps or better for LAN connections.

Development Workstation

All application development is performed on Windows PCs running either Windows XP or VISTA.


Processor: Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or equivalent.

Memory (RAM): 512 MB

Hard-disk space: 100+ MB

Screen: 1024x768 resolution

Internet Access


Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or better.

Memory (RAM): 1024MB

Hard-disk space: 1+ GB

Screen: 1280x1024 resolution, 19 inch

Broadband Internet Access for Developer Updates and Developer Online Services.

Networked Development

Multi-user development is performed by either working on separate repository or accessing a central share repository. When using a shared central repository it is important that the server machine is fast.

In each development network, at least one workstation should be a high-end PC. This machine can be used for development services and common tasks such as complete application generation, archival, cross-reference etc.