VHI PC-Kits: Network Edition

PC-Kits Network EditionThe PC-Kits Network Edition (Vista Compatible) has the same functionality as the PC-Kits: Desktop Edition but is installed on a network allowing multiple computers access to the same data. The network edition can be installed in client-server, peer-to-peer and terminal server configurations.

The network edition is licensed by the number of simultaneous users, not by the number of installations. It can be installed on as many machines as you like without any additional fees.

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Network pricing is based on the number of simultaneous users and the number of collections. Discounts can range from 10% - 50% off the desktop edition price.
Please use our online price quote calculator for a network edition price quote from 1 to 10 concurrent users. For a price quote greater than 10 concurrent users or upgrades from an oder network edition, please e-mail us at [email protected]. Please specify which exercise collections you would like and how many concurrent users you require (number of users must be the same on all collections).

Number of concurrent user licenses times number of exercise collections purchased: 1-4 5-9 10-19 20-34 35-49 50-69 >70
Approximate discount off of retail price of exercise collections: 10% 15% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%

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Technical Information

System Requirements for Client-Server Installation

Server:

  • The server must be running Windows 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008R2, XP, Vista, 7.
  • The server must have between 200-800 MB of free hard drive space
    • depending on what components are installed.
  • It is recommended that this machine be backed up on a regular basis, to protect your database from being lost in a system crash.
  • If your network is connected to the Internet, it is highly recommended that this machine be behind a firewall or proxy server for security reasons.

Workstations:

  • The workstation must be running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2000, 2003, 2008.
  • The workstation must have between 50MB and 800MB of free hard drive space
    • depending on how many kits you've purchased.

NOTE: The above workstation requirements do not necessarily apply when installing VHI PC-Kits in a Citrix/Terminal Server environment or when the workstations are installed to "Run from Server" (such as the case with a diskless workstation).

System Requirements for Peer-to-Peer Installation

Primary Workstation:

  • The workstation must be turned on while anyone in your office is using VHI PC-Kits.
  • The workstation must be running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008R2.
  • The workstation must have between 200MB and 800MB free hard drive space
    • depending on how many kits you've purchased
  • It is recommended that this be on a machine that is backed up on a regular basis, to protect your database from being lost in a system crash.
  • If your network is connected to the Internet, it is highly recommended that this machine be behind a firewall or proxy server for security reasons.

Additional Workstations:

  • The workstation must be running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2000, 2003, 2008.
  • The workstation must have between 50MB and 800MB free hard drive space
    • depending on how many kits you've purchased

Since the shared database does not reside on these additional workstations, backing them up is not necessary to protect your PC-Kits data from a system crash.

Technical Specifications

Database:

  • VHI PC-Kits clients access the network database using OLE DB and has been tested with Microsoft 2000, 2005, 2008 and MSDE 1.0, 2000.
    • Full or Express editions of SQL can be used.
  • VHI PC-Kits ships with SQL Server 2005 Express.
  • Access to the shared database can be controlled using SQL logins or Integrated NT Authentication (SSPI).
  • The database can reside on a workstation (in a peer-to-peer environment) or on a server (in a client-server environment).

Workstations:

  • VHI PC-Kits can be installed on workstations such that the entire application (.exe/.dll/kit files) are present on each workstation, or it can be run from a shared folder on a server.
    • UNC paths are permitted everywhere a path is required.
  • VHI PC-Kits has been designed to work with and tested in Terminal Server/Citrix and diskless workstation environments.
  • Licenses are granted on the basis of "simultaneous users" rather than product installs.

Servers:

  • There are two server components: A database server (see above) and a license server.
  • In peer-to-peer environments, the database and license servers reside on one of the workstations.
  • In client-server environments, the database and license servers can reside on the same or different servers.
  • Clients communicate with the license server for configuration information using WinSock 1.0 over TCP/IP.