More load can be catered using same software by increasing Server Resources.
Server Configuration depends on Expected Load.
a) A Server running on MS Windows server 2008 or higher with MS SQL 2012 shall be required.
b) The software client/user interface can be run on any current day Internet Browser running on Windows OS. Google Chrome is recommended.
c) Please install the server according to specifications given below. Note: These are minimum required parameters.
|RAM||16 GB||32 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Storage||SSD 100 GB||SSD 100 GB||SSD 100 GB||SSD 100 GB|
|OS||Win 10 + (64 bit)||2012 Std + (64 bit)||2012 Std + (64 bit)||2012 Std. + (64 Bit)|
|SQL||2012 Express +||2012 Std +||2012 Std +||2012 Std +|
+ indicates this variant or higher.
d) Configure LAN / Static IP / Domain (for accessing in Lab or Over the Internet)
e) Configure IIS with .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher
f) Other provisional arrangements (as and when required)
a. Latest Version Browser (Google Chrome Recommended)
b. Windows Installer 3.1 / 4.5
c. Unzipping Software, Antivirus, PC Cleaner, PDF Reader & Writer
d. Windows PowerShell 1.0 (if Required)
e. MS Office Enterprise 2007 (if Required)
f. Crystal Reports 8.5/ Crystal Reports Runtime (if Required)
g. Do not change regional (date-time) settings to India. Let it be U.S. (default).
If you are opting for N-Computing for in-Lab, Offline Computer Based Exam, then then a broad calculation would be to use the server configuration of next higher slab. So if you are planning to cater to 25 Online Exam users in your lab that works on N-Computing, then you must plan for a server that is suggested for 50 users.
Thin client architecture is more suggested because it has more easily manageable for the client. The thin client terminals can later be scaled up to fulfill the purpose of independent computers for other purposes also, while in case of N-computing, it might invite more dependency on technical manpower which might be difficult in certain areas. Also it will demand more investment in single direction (on server).
In case of Web Based OMR / Server Integrated OMR, the lowest Server configuration in the above table shall suffice.