Review the following client and database server requirements for Toad®
Before installing Toad, ensure that your client system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
2 GHz processor (recommended minimum)
8 GB of RAM minimum, 16 GB recommended
Note: The memory required may vary based on the following:
Hard Disk Space
800 MB to install Toad
Note: The disk space required may vary based on the edition of Toad selected for installation.
Windows Server® 2012
Windows Server® 2012 R2
Windows Server® 2016
Windows Server® 2019
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.7.1
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11 or later
Recommended maximum DPI settings for Toad are 125%. It is possible to use Toad up to 200% but some dialog windows will not be completely usable anymore.
Maximum tested resolution for Toad is 3800 x 2160 px.
Before installing Toad, ensure that your server meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
SAP ASE 15.5, 15.7, 16 SP03
SAP IQ 15, 16
SAP SQL Anywhere 16
SAP HANA SPS 08, SPS 09, SPS 10, SPS 11, SPS 12, SAP HANA 2.0, SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02
Note: To use Access 2016 64-bit to connect to an Access database in Toad, the Microsoft Access Database Engine is required and might not be included in the Access installation. The engine must match the architecture (bitness) of Toad.
When deploying Toad in a virtualization environment, for best results ensure the system accurately reflects the applicable client hardware and software requirements listed in this document.
Toad has been developed using Microsoft guidelines (see Remote Desktop Services programming guidelines) and can be deployed and operated in virtualization environments such as Citrix XenApp, Microsoft App-V, and VirtualBox.
Only Windows Administrators and Power Users can install Toad.
If an Administrator installs Toad, the Administrator can share the Toad shortcut icon on the desktop and menu items with any user—a Power User, Restricted User—on the computer.
If a Power User installs Toad, a Restricted User cannot do the following:
The following describes the requirements and restrictions for users who launch and run Toad:
Note: Your Toad for SAP Solutions license key determines the edition and will enable Toad for SAP Solutions functionality accordingly. In many cases, if functionality is disabled within Toad for SAP Solutions, you may not have an appropriate license to use it. When Toad is running, you can see which components are licensed by selecting Help | About.
To install Toad
Accept the License Agreement.
Select the products you want to install and click Install.
Note: Check Prohibit saving passwords during the installation to prohibit users from saving their passwords in Toad.
Toad for SAP Solutions 4.2 stores settings files in the user's Application Data directory. The default location cannot be modified from within the application. Toad provides two methods to change the default location: by using a Registry setting or by using a command switch in a Toad shortcut.
Use the Registry setting method to change the application data directory from Roaming to Local. Use the command switch method to change the location to any new path.
To change Toad Application Data directory location from Roaming to Local
In the Registry under Toad for SAP Solutions (Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Quest Software\Toad for SAP Solutions\4.2), add LOCALSETTINGS with a value of 1.
See the following table for default (Roaming) and resulting (Local) directory path.
Caution: All current Toad settings will be lost after applying this Registry setting unless you manually copy the settings files from the default location (Roaming directory) to the new location (Local directory). Copy the settings files BEFORE you add the Registry setting and BEFORE opening Toad.
|New Location when
LOCALSETTINGS = 1
Windows Server 2008
C:\Users\username\ AppData\Roaming\Quest Software\Toad for SAP Solutions 4.2
C:\Users\username\ AppData\Local\Quest Software\ Toad for SAP Solutions 4.2
To change Toad Application Data directory location using a command-line switch
You can override the default Application Data directory by running Toad with the command switch:
To instruct Toad to always use the new directory path, add the command switch and the new directory path to a Toad desktop shortcut. Then use the desktop shortcut when opening Toad.