The Dynafact Manufacturing System (DMS) operates on
a Microsoft SQL
What this means is that in order to access your database an installation of Microsoft SQL must be present,
either on the network server, or on your individual workstation. SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2016 is
With the DMS you can use Microsoft SQL Server Express Version. This is a free self contained,
instance-specific installation of the database engine. Although the Express version is not a full version of
Microsoft SQL (it does not include any system administration tools, or connectivity tools), it can be run on its
own as the database server.
Most installations of DMS will use a fully
licensed copy of Microsoft SQL Server. A typical installation will require either Microsoft SQL Server Workgroup
Edition or Microsoft SQL Server Standard Edition, depending on the specific needs of your company. Microsoft SQL
Server Enterprise Edition can also be used, but this version is more expensive and typically supports hundreds
For a comparison of the different version of
Microsoft SQL Server, please see:
Note that Microsoft refers to a user license or “seat” for SQL server as
a CAL which stands for Client Access License.
1. Server running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
2. Computer work station(s) running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows
1. Computer running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 10 with SQL Server 2008 SQL
Express - SQL Server 2016 SQL Express . SQL Express is free to use from Microsoft.
Please contact us for details on software/hardware