finPOWER Connect System Requirements

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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.

Please check with your Dealer for more information.

Supported Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

finPOWER Connect can operate on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 or later operating systems.

Minimum: Windows 10
Recommended: Windows 10

Minimum: Windows Server 2016
Recommended: Windows Server 2019

finPOWER Connect may run under other versions of Windows - but are not supported by Intersoft Systems.

These recommendations are based upon Microsoft's Windows product lifecycles, see Windows lifecycle fact sheet. Please note, Windows versions that have reached their end of service should be considered not supported.

Microsoft .NET Framework

  • finPOWER Connect 3.0.x requires the .NET Framework version 4.5 or later to be installed. However, it is strongly recommended you install version 4.6.1 or later.
  • finPOWER Connect 3.1.x or later requires the .NET Framework version 4.6.1 or later to be installed. However, it is strongly recommended you install version 4.8 or later.
  • finPOWER Connect 3.4.1 or later requires the .NET Framework version 4.8 or later 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.

For more information see Installing the latest .NET Framework for finPOWER Connect.

Memory (RAM)

Minimum: 4GB RAM.
Recommended: 8GB RAM or more on 64-bit operating systems.

For SQL Server configuration, including suggested Memory requirements, see Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Display Resolution

Minimum: 1024 x 768
Recommended: 1920 x 1080 or higher

For more information see TSB1014.


finPOWER Connect is only designed to operate on and is only tested with Microsoft Window's networking.

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 can be 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 2010
Recommended: Microsoft Office 2019

The reliance on Microsoft Office is being reduced, especially from finPOWER Connect version 3.1.x. Most documents can now be produced without using Microsoft Word, and Excel is no longer required to create Excel Workbooks. Please check with your Dealer for more information.

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 Enterprise Edition allows finPOWER Connect to open and use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and higher databases.

For more information see SQL Server 2019 Guide.

Recommended: SQL Server 2019 running on its own dedicated Server. For more information see the Guide listed above.

The finPOWER Connect Enterprise Edition must be purchased separately.

Microsoft SQL Server and Client licenses to login to the server must be purchased separately.

Note, the SQL Server Express Edition is free, but database size and hardware resources are limited.

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