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Although Databuild does, and is running on older less highly specified equipment, this document is a guide for companies and users looking to purchase currently available operating systems and hardware technologies. This is the recommended specification not the minimum specifications.


Operating Systems

Databuild is a VB Microsoft based application but will run in a Virtual Machine on Apple Computers. Fusion , Parallels or Virtualbox


Databuild supports the following Microsoft operating systems:


Supported Operating System

Min Recommended CPU


Windows 7 32Bit,64Bit*

Intel Core i5, i7, i9: 1.7GHz

AMD Athlon(K10 or newer)

Windows 8.1

Intel Core i5, i7, i9

AMD Athlon(K10 or newer)

Windows 10

Intel Core i5, i7, i9

AMD Athlon(K10 or newer)

Server 2008 SP2/R2 32Bit,64Bit*

Intel Core Intel Xeon



Server 2012/R2-2016

Intel Core, Intel Xeon


















Server hardware

The Server hardware specification should be determined by the maximum expected load for the life span of the servers.

You should consult your IT support staff or contractors in relation to server hardware.


Terminal Server & Citrix

Databuild will install and run in Remote Desktop and Citrix environments. Please consult your IT support representative before installing Databuild in Remote Desktop/Citrix environments.


64Bit Operating Systems

Databuild is not a 64Bit application. However, 32-Bit applications are run as 32-bit processes under the emulation layer on 64-bit windows operating systems.


Databuild has been tested for use with the following database formats:

  • Microsoft Access Access .mdb database format is available out of the box. Support for Access .accdb formats is available with the Office 2007 MDAC update
  • Microsoft SQL (Standard & Express editions) 2008 R2, SQL 2012, SQL 2014, SQL 2016, SQL 2017


*If Databuild is installed on these operating systems, the data files must not be used from the default location in the “%drive%\program files (x86)\Databuild\dbase” Move all databases to a network share or a local share.

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