Volunteer Software System Specs and Requirements

Enclosed are some specs for running the Volunteer Reporter and additional modules. The data folder is typically located on a local server using Windows file sharing with the Volunteer Reporter software installed on each workstation. All Reporter users must have full read and write access to the data folder. They also ought to have full read and write permissions on their C drive, or at least to the Reporter's Program folder and their local temp folder.



On a network, a safe rule of thumb for maximum server space size would be 25 MB per 1000 volunteers.

Touch Screen Assistant

The Touch Screen Assistant requires any touch screen monitor on a dedicated computer where volunteers sign in and out.

Web Assistant

The Web Assistant enables people to sign up to be a volunteer and enables volunteers to enter their hours online.

Data Execution Prevention

Not routinely, and depending upon the OS setup, occasionally Windows requires DEP to allow the Reporter to run. Notably for Windows 2008 terminal server (64bit). Set DEP in Windows to "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select": (browse to) reporter.exe .

[Control Panel | System | Advanced | Performance Settings | Data Execution Prevention.]

Reporter.exe resides in the Reporter's program folder, typically C:\Reporter\Program\ or C:\Reporter\Program Files\Program.


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