Acces Technical Summary — Windows
- Windows XP or Windows 7 with the latest service pack.
- Standalone PC or Network Server: 5 MB plus 10 MB per content module.
- Network Client: 5 MB (plus temporary file space)
Acces is site-licensed with no annual maintenance fee. Briefly, under the license, Acces may be installed and run on any computer at school or at teachers' homes. Also, teachers may reprint an unlimited number of documents (or items from the database), provided they are distributed only to students at the school.
For more details, please read our sample site license agreement.
Acces runs identically from a local hard drive or file server—there is practically no difference in how the program is set up or launched. Here are the main points about networking:
- Acces is compatible with all common network operating systems: Netware, NT, etc.
- Acces can be kept secure by restricting rights to the program directory.
- Acces can be launched by any method: NAL, Windows shortcut, etc.
- When Acces resides on a server, all files can be write-protected, so they do not get erased accidentally by users.
- Userís documents and settings are stored separately as long as Acces is launched from a local, private, or unique "start in" directory.
Acces is installed from a CDROM by a typical Windows Setup program. Once installed, the CDROM is not needed again. Acces does not install any DLLs or other files into the Windows system folder, and it does not modify the system registry. Therefore, the main program folder can easily be moved or renamed.
Note: The Acces CDROM is the same for all schools, although their licenses may differ. What distinguishes each installation is a "key code." Teachers enter the code when running the Setup program, and it unlocks only the licensed modules.