PPM Analysis Tool and PPM Weeklies Requirements - Arbitron

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PRODUCT UPDAT E
PPM Analysis Tool
SM
and PPM Weeklies
SM

Requirements
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Standalone Workstation
Equipment Absolute Minimum Requirements
1
Ideal Requirements
Processor Intel
®
Pentium
®
4 or higher (or equivalent) Intel Core
TM
2 Duo or higher (or equivalent)
Speed 1.4 GHz or higher 2.4 GHz or higher
Memory
2
2 GB or higher 4 GB or higher
Hard Drive
3
NTFS required NTFS required
Operating System
6
Windows
®
XP Professional Windows 7 Professional
Components Microsoft
®
.NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later
Microsoft Office 2003 or later
Database Software PostgreSQL (included) PostgreSQL (included)
Connectivity
4
100 Mbps wired Ethernet 100 Mbps wired Ethernet
Server
Equipment Absolute Minimum Requirements
1
Ideal Requirements
Processor Intel Pentium 4 – Single Core,
2 GHZ or higher (or equivalent)
Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz or higher
(or equivalent)
Memory
2
2 GB or higher 4 GB or higher
Hard Drive
3
NTFS required NTFS required
Operating System
6
Windows
®
2003 Server Windows
®
2008 Server
Components Microsoft
®
.NET Framework 2.0 Microsoft
®
.NET Framework 2.0 or later
Database PostgreSQL (included) PostgreSQL (included)
Type of Server
5
Server-Class Machine Enterprise Multiprocessor Scalable Server
Network Interface Cards 100 Mbps connection 1 Gbps
Network Throughput 100base or faster 100base or faster
Hubs 100base switched or auto sense 100base switched or auto sense
Daily Backup System Recommended Recommended
1
Software performance is affected when installed on computers only meeting
the minimum requirements. Higher than minimum processor speeds, RAM, and
system resources are highly recommended for optimum performance of these
software applications.
2
Memory (RAM) is the single most critical factor in setting the performance
expectations. The more RAM, the better the performance of the software. The
minimum and recommended hardware specifications do not take into account
the throughput rating of your current hardware. RAM speed could affect perfor-
mance and should be upgraded if you experience performance issues.
3
Hard Drive Specifications require a File System that must be a New Technology
File System (NTFS). It is not possible to accurately forecast the amount of disk
space that will be required by the software—because the growth in PPM survey
data that will be installed into the program(s) over time varies by market. Please
refer to the “Disk Space Information” in this document for more details.
4
A wireless network connection to the server is not recommended.
5
When multiple simultaneous users access the software, performance will be
affected by the level of class of the PC or Server equipment. Please scale your
Server equipment in respect to the amount of expected usage.
6
Arbitron tests and supports this software on Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003,
Server 2008, XP Professional, Vista Business and Windows 7 Professional oper-
ating systems. The latest Service Packs from Microsoft are highly recommended.
Arbitron DOES NOT TEST non-business versions of Windows (i.e., “Home” or
“Home Premium” versions). It is very important that all systems be up-to-date with
all “Important” and “High Priority” Windows Update patches from Microsoft.
CSB-12-07865 4/12
PRODUCT UPDAT E

PPM ANALYSI S T OOL AND PPM WEEKL I ES REQUI REMENT S
Installation Permissions Requirement

Full administrative privileges to the local
machine are required to install PPM Analysis
Tool and Weeklies, regardless if it is a network
server or a user’s computer. For the Windows
7, Vista, and Server 2008 operating systems, it
is recommended to install by choosing “Run
as administrator.”

At a minimum, “Change” Share permissions
and “Modify” NTFS permissions are required
to run the PPM applications.
Disk Space Information

The disk space required for installation of a
single PPM application and the PostgreSQL
database is approximately 300 MB. For both
PPM applications and the database, approxi-
mately 350 MB is needed. However, these
allocations do NOT include the addition of
survey data over time. The disk space
required for PPM Data varies by application
and market and increases survey to survey for
each market installed.

For the PPM Analysis Tool, the largest market
requires approximately 25 MB of disk space
per survey month. Smaller PPM markets will
require less. There are 13 data releases per
year in each market.

For PPM Weeklies, the largest market
requires approximately 8 MB per survey
week. Smaller PPM markets will require less.
There are four data releases per month—52
each year in each market.

With a Network installation, approximately
20 MB is required on each workstation
computer by the Client-Side install, for the
PostgreSQL ODBC and the PPM software
client(s).
PostgreSQL Database Advisory

PPM Analysis Tool and PPM Weeklies utilize
a database program named PostgreSQL,
which, if not present on your computer, is
installed before the PPM applications. Both
programs share the database.

PostgreSQL utilizes a non-administrative user
account (created during installation), to run
the database service. The name of this user
account is User2PostgresService. Your domain
policy MUST be configured to allow a local-
user account to run as a service. Please refer
to the appropriate Microsoft TechNet article
for your operating system:
- Windows Server 2003: http://technet.micro-
soft.com/en-us/library/cc739424(WS.10).aspx
- Windows Server 2008: http://technet.micro-
soft.com/en-us/library/cc794944(WS.10).aspx
Firewall and Antivirus Advisory

The presence of a firewall program and/or
antivirus program with “real-time scanning”
may sometimes cause the installation of the
PostgreSQL database to fail—but only when
the firewall and/or antivirus program is
installed on the same computer (or server) to
which you are planning to install the PPM
application(s). This condition is more prevalent
on individual computers running locally
installed firewalls, antivirus software or
security suites, than on network servers.

If these programs are present on the
computer, Arbitron recommends that you
temporarily turn off the firewall and/or

antivirus programs—only for as long as it
takes to install the PPM applications and
confirm that they launch successfully.
Other Software
Arbitron Inc. is not responsible for other soft-
ware installed on workstations/servers outside
of what is listed on this recommendation.
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TM
, PPM Analysis Tool
SM
, and PPM Weeklies
SM
are marks of Arbitron
Inc. Microsoft
®
and Windows
®
are marks of Microsoft Corporation.
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®
and Intel
®
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