TimeForce Products System Requirements

The following information outlines the system hardware/software requirements needed when running TimeForce products in both a SaaS configuration and Self-install.

Internet Browser Support Matrix

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Full Support

Partial Support

None

TimeForce II – iSolved | TimeForce with Shield Update
  MS Edge MS IE11 MS IE10/9 Firefox Chrome Safari
Windows 10
Windows 8.x
Windows 7
Windows XP
Mac OS X

Note: Firefox and Chrome are assuming the current release. For all IE broswers, Compatibility View is not supported. (it should be OFF)

TimeForce I Only
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  MS Edge MS IE11 MS IE10/9 Firefox Chrome Safari
Windows 10
Windows 8.x
Windows 7
Windows XP
Mac OS X

Note: Firefox and Chrome are assuming the current release, minor display issues should be expected. For all IE broswers, Compatibility View is required. (it should be ON)

Operating System and Server Hardware

TimeForce Operating System Matrix
  MS XP Pro
SQL 2008 R2
Win 7
SQL 2008 R2
Win 10
SQL 2014
Server 2003
SQL 2005
Server 2008 R2
SQL 2008 R2
Server 2008 R2
SQL 2012
Server 2012 R2
SQL 2014
TimeForce (Existing)
TimeForce II (Existing)
TimeForce 3 Resellers
SQL Compatibility Level

  • Timeforce – Levels 80, 90 (2000, and 2005)
  • Timeforce II – Levels 90, 100 (2005, 2008)

Note: TimeForce cannot be installed on the following Server types:

  • Domain Controller
  • Exchange Server
  • Share Point Server
  • Small Business Server

The following steps must be performed on all Operating Systems.

  1. From the Windows Start Menu, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools and select "Services."
  2. Right-click on the "Distributed Transaction Coordinator" service and select Properties.
  3. From the Startup Type drop-down menu, select "Automatic." Click on the [OK] icon.

Note: IIS Settings Vary Slightly depending on the Operating system in use, this is includes settings for 32bit and 64bit operating systems.

Ancillary Products
  Win XP Pro Win 7 Win 10 Server 2003 Server 2008 R2
Import Utility (iSTF/TFII)
Import Utility (TimeForce)
Quickbooks Plug-in
ClockLink
iLink
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Support QA Testing Customer Using Issue Handling
Full Yes Yes Will address with code changes, if necessary
Partial No Yes Will attempt to find configuration changes or workarounds, if possible
None No No None
TCP/IP Port Numbers Used by the TimeForce System

The TimeForce system and its hardware and utilities use various ports for communication. You may need to open/forward the proper ports to ensure the system’s ability to communicate with your clocks, ClockLink, Live Lookup, etc.

The following is a list of port numbers and their uses in the TimeForce system:

  • 80 - This port is used by IIS on the Default Website to host TimeForce II
  • 443 - This port is used by IIS if configured to use HTTPS. Note: It is highly recommended to run Timeforce or Timeforce II using transport layer encryption due to the sensitive nature of the data.
  • 5402 - This port is used by ClockLink and Clock Server to communicate with your time clocks.
  • 5405 - This port is used by ClockLink and Clock Server to communicate with the "TimeForce Punches Service" on the TimeForce II web server.
  • 5704 - This port is used by ClockLink to communicate with the "TFNClockFacadeServer" service on the TimeForce II web server
  • 5705 – This port is used for communicated On Demand Services.
Server Hardware

The following table details the recommended requirements for the machine(s) acting as the TimeForce web/database server.

Concurrent Web Users * Number of Servers CPU Speed Memory (RAM)
1-50 1 Combined Web + Database Server 3+ GHz 4GB
51-200 1 Dedicated Web Server 3+ GHz 4GB
1 Dedicated Database Server 3+ GHz 4GB
201-500 1 Dedicated Web Server 1x Xeon @ 3GHz ea. 4GB
1 Dedicated Database Server 1x Xeon @ 3GHz ea. 4GB
501-1000 2 Dedicated Web Servers ** 2x Xeon @ 3GHz ea. 4GB
1 Dedicated Database Server 2x Xeon @ 3GHz ea. 4GB

Concurrent Web Users are any users who may be logged into the system simultaneously at the highest peak time. This includes any Employee/Supervisor/Customized Role Self Service Users, program administrators, or Network Time Clock instances.

** Multiple web servers require the use of a hardware/software-based load balancer. Note: Actual requirements vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install.

Other Hardware Requirements & Recommendations
  • DVD ROM drive
  • UPS back up power supply recommended
  • Internet access strongly recommended

Client Computer Minimum Requirements

A client computer accesses the TimeForce program and database via a web browser. No program or database files are installed on client machines.

Self-Install Requirements
  • Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or faster processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Internet access strongly recommended
  • The computer must be able to access the TimeForce II web server over the network
  • TimeForce is a web application. However, for most web server configurations and firewall\router setups, the default configurations will not allow TimeForce II to be available outside your Local Area Network via the Internet.
SaaS Requirements
  • Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or faster processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Internet access is required

Time Clock Punch Retrieval Options & Requirements

Ethernet Clocks
  • TCP/IP networks only
  • DHCP is preferred, Static IP is optional.
  • The clock requires a 10MB/100MB or 1GB Ethernet connection.
  • Please refer to Ethernet Standards for Cable types and Lengths
  • Requires On Demand Service
Cellular Clocks
  • IQ/Velocity uses AT&T 3G Technology
  • Requires On Demand Service
Wireless Clocks
  • Requires On Demand Service
  • Secured Networks are Recommended
  • 802.11 B/G
  • IEEE 802.11 Encryption: AES-CCMP and TKIP Encryption
  • WPA2-PSK, WPA – PSK 64/128-bit WEP
TimeForce 1
  • Full Support is offered only for Velocity and Non-Biometric IQ1000 Series
  • Limited support on Biometric IQ1000 and all other discontinued clock models and communication mechanisms until support parts availability expires.

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