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Resources found here are to support the legacy PDWS. Use these if you need to access archived data to view applications from past seasons. If you need help, please contact our HelpDesk at (202) 862-6249 or send us a message.

Technical Documentation

Local/Single and Network/Multiple User Installation 
Multiple Specialty Installation 
Moving from Local/Single User Installation to Network/Multiple User Installation 
Moving from Network/Multiple User Installation to Local/Single User Installation 

Recommended User Permissions 

Trouble Shooting
Common Error Messages 

Archive Procedures
Archive Procedures 

Overview of the Legacy PDWS

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PDWS - Overview

Quick overview of the features of the Legacy Program Director's Workstation (PDWS).

System Requirements

  • Pentium 2.4 Gigahertz
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista (32 bit), or Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • Hard drive with 100MB of free space and 2MB for each expected applicant
  • Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768
  • Screen color depth set at least High Color (16 bit)

Note: The PDWS software is not available as a Macintosh-native application. If you are able to use other applications designed to work with Windows, then you may be able to run the PDWS; however, ERAS does not provide technical support for Macs.