This page may be of interest to your technical/computer department if they are responsible for controlling and/or installing software on your organization's computers.
The downloadable installer package is digitally signed with our Authenticode digital signature authenticated by Thawte or by Comodo.
Depending on your version of windows the installer may request admin login - this is intentional to prevent unauthorized users installing software without permission on 'locked down' corporate networks.
After installation the software does NOT require admin privileges and can be used by restricted user accounts on Windows XP as well as Windows Vista/Win 7 and Windows 8 Pro with UAC enabled.
The executable miniMrp.exe is also authenticode signed.
miniMrp is written exclusively in Microsoft Visual C# 2010 and makes no use of any third-party libraries so has no dependencies other than the data file MRP4DATA which stores the inventory data. (You might like to include the data file in any regular/automated backup procedures)
An additional data file USERCFG.AXI is used to remember user preferences such as styles and grid column widths. This file is not critical and no errors will be generated if this file is missing. Although the user's preferences would, in this case, not be remembered.
32bit / 64bit
miniMrp4 is an x86 application allowing users on all versions of Windows, 32 and 64 bit to share the same program and data at the same time. Consequentially the software will install by default into the (x86) program folder on 64bit versions of Windows.
Versions of MS Windows
miniMrp 4 requires a 32bit or 64bit version of Windows XP/SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1 (Pro)
miniMrp 4.0 requires the .Net Framework 2.0
miniMrp 4.1 and above require at least the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 This framework is a pre-installed component on machines running Windows 8 Pro. It's also installed by many modern applications or by Windows Update process on all other versions of Windows since Windows XP/SP3.
The miniMrp installer will check if your computer has the necessary components and connect to Microsoft Update if the framework needs to be installed.
Previous versions 2.0 and 3.0 of minimrp used the Microsoft JET database and drivers because of the quick and easy deployment capability and the reduced level of support required by the that platform. (miniMrp Version 1.0 uses SQL Server but at the end of 2013 v1 reached the end of its 16 year supported life cycle).
miniMrp4 also uses JET(4 oledb) although no additional drivers are required. In mid 2013 another version of miniMrp became available which can 'also' use Microsoft SQL Server. Please contact miniMrp support team if you would like to migrate to that version of miniMrp.