RPM Technical Requirements for Access
RPM Server Requirements
The RPM Server files can be installed on either a Windows Server or Windows 10/11 Workstation and require approximately 500 MB of disk space.
RPM Client Requirements
The RPM Client can be run on a Windows 10/11 workstation or by using a remote desktop on a Windows Server that supports remote desktops/remote apps. Workstation requirements include:
• Windows 10 or 11
• 4 GB RAM minimum
• 3 GB disk space
• 1366 x 768 minimum screen resolution with 100% size of text
The RPM Client uses Microsoft Access Runtime 365. However, you do NOT need to have Office installed to run RPM. If you have Office 2016 or later installed including Access, RPM will use your version of Access. Otherwise, RPM will install the Access 365 runtime. RPM Client machines need to be up-to-date on any Windows and Office updates from Microsoft.
RPM can run using a client/server network or a peer-to-peer network for smaller numbers of users. Users must have ALL rights to the RPM Server folder, regardless of whether it is installed on a Server or Workstation.
The RPM Server and RPM Client must be run on the same local area network or both can be run on the same cloud server. The RPM Client cannot be run over the internet using a VPN but instead can be run using a remote desktop/remote app on the same network as the RPM Server.
The RPM Client can be installed from the server using either a drive mapping (F:\RPM Server) or a UNC Path (\Server\RPM Server). Due to security issues with Office trusted locations, we do NOT recommend installing the RPM Client from the server using an IP address such as \\10.1.1.1\RPM Server for example.
You should NOT use any wireless connections to connect an RPM Client workstation to your RPM Server computer. All network connections should use wired connections.