• All sites must use SQL 2008 R2 or greater
  • All sites with 5+ simultaneous users to use SQL 2008 R2 standard edition or later
  • Dedicated Server but ‘small business’ can use a Server/Workstation
  • Note: Practices with more than 4 users should consider only using a dedicated server
  • Note: Practices with more than 9 users should consider a business server vs a highly specified personal computer.  These practices should use Microsoft Small Business Server as a minimum. 
  • Min 100Gb (recommend a Terabyte) Hard Drive on two drives for backup purposes. Larger practices may consider RAID configuration
  • Server 16GB for newer machines ... a number of our larger clientsinfo-icon are running with 30GB
  • Workstation 4Gb RAM ... prefer 16GB
  • Monitor Resolution should be no less than 1920x1080. But we RECOMMEND higher being anything above 1280x1024
  • Tier One Computers
  • Intel Centrino or higher. Although this is dependent on the overall usage and configuration
  • RAID                                                                             
  • UPS
  • Offsite Backup
  • For sites wanting to Share Outlookinfo-icon Calendars, Direct CONTROL requires Microsoft Exchange. Can use Office 365
  • Windowsinfo-icon 7 or 8 or 10 with SQL Express or SBS 2008 or later, larger practices (> 5 users) should consider a proper Microsoft Server Operating system as a minimum.
  • WARNING ... if using SQL Express, ensure your IT is aware of RAM and database size restrictions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL_Server_Express
  • Office 2010 or 2013 Office 2016 or Office 365
  • MYOBinfo-icon (Preferred) for Windows, Xeroinfo-icon (has limitations) or Quick Books (optional)
  • LogMeIn for support purposes.
  • Preferably 1Git network capability, 100Mb will suit smaller practices
  • Remote access into network
  • Internet connectivity for server and workstations
  • Highest available Broadband connection minimum 1mbs. ADSL2+
  • 2 x  quad Core Xeon 2.26Ghz E5520
  • 24 Gigabytes ECC Registered DDR3
  • 4 x 450GB SAS SCSI Hard Disk Drives 15K in RAID 6
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later as host
  • Windows server 2008 R2 or later as domain controller and exchange 2010 server or later (Guest  machine in Hyper V)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later as terminal server (Guest machine in Hyper-V)
  • All workstations must have a minimum display resolution of 1024x768 pixels
  • Server Files  Drive:\Data\DirectCONTROLServerFiles. Ensure that this folder and subfolders are Shared for Everyone to access
  • Client Files  C:\program files\DirectCONTROL


Direct CONTROL access and login requirements

Remote Access (RDP) and www.logmein.com

Username: directcontrol

Password: ___________________________

Install Client on Server and WorkStations in the first instance ONLY




We will emailinfo-icon a link for you to install Logmein FREE on the Server and Workstations

Clients are setup with their own Logmein Group and use this facility as well should they wish. We can also set them up with Logmein Pro should they choose at a cost.



Direct CONTROL Blog

27/08/2015 - 12:13pm

Eliminate more data entry by using a Card Reader to swipe Medicare Cards and Credit or Debit Cards. USB plug and play. Cost $250 plus postage.

11/08/2015 - 2:58pm

From 1 October 2015, security controls will be strengthened in line with government security standards.

11/08/2015 - 10:00am

We look forward to catching up throughout the year

17/06/2015 - 10:08am

17/06/2015 - 10:07am

23/02/2015 - 11:53am


23/02/2015 - 11:52am

Bad Debts can be avoided by:

23/02/2015 - 11:52am

Bad Debts can be avoided by:

23/02/2015 - 11:49am

There are over 80 Health Funds in Australia the majority of which are members of the Fund Group Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA).

23/02/2015 - 11:47am

Tasks you should complete at the end of each working day:

23/02/2015 - 11:44am

Ratio What does it do?

23/02/2015 - 11:42am

Direct Control supports BPAY payment processing and generates (CRN) Customer Reference Numbers on your Remittances.

23/02/2015 - 11:42am

Direct Control supports BPAY payment processing and generates (CRN) Customer Reference Numbers on your Remittances.