System Requirements

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System Requirements

Installation Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64-bit English edition) and R2 Standard and Datacenter (64-bit English edition); Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit English editions and 32-bit German edition) and R2 (64-bit English and German). Failover runs on Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2012R2  (NLB and MSCS).
  • Supported Virtualization Environments: VMware ESXi 4.0 and ESX 5.0 (32-bit and 64-bit Guest "Server" OS's only); Microsoft Hyper-V 1.0 (32-bit and 64-bit Guest "Server" OS's only) on Windows 2012 and Windows 2008 64-bit
  • Supported Browsers (For the Web admin console, Web Transfer Module & Ad Hoc Transfer Module): Internet Explorer 8.0 or later (Windows only); Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (Windows, Mac and Red Hat Linux); Google Chrome 21.0 or later (Windows only); Apple Safari 5.0 or later (Mac only)
  • Support for Ad Hoc Transfer module Outlook plug-in: (end user computers)
    • Outlook: Outlook Outlook 2013 and 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit English and German) and Outlook 2007 (32-bit English and German).
    • Mail or Exchange Server: Outlook plug-in is compatible with a variety of mail servers, such as Exchange Server 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit English and German), Exchange Server 2007 (32-bit English and German) and Exchange Server 2003 (32-bit English) or Ipswitch IMail 11 (using SMTP). When Outlook & Exchange used together, Cached Exchange Mode will be supported but is not required.
    • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit English and German) Windows XP (32-bit English and German) and Windows Vista (32-bit English and German)
  • Microsoft Runtime Environment and Libraries: .NET 3.5 for WS_FTP Server; ASP.NET (via IIS) and .NET 3.5 or 4.0 Web Transfer module, Ad Hoc Transfer module, and WS_FTP Server Corporate 
  • Supported Database for all Products and Modules: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express/Standard/Enterprise (local or remote); Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 Express/Standard/Enterprise (local or remote); Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express/Standard/Enterprise (local or remote);PostgreSQL 8.3.20 (local only). Failover license requires remote SQL Server Standard/Enterprise.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum: 512 MB RAM
  • Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater
  • Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter)
  • Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-Based Systems)
Available disk space 
  • Minimum: 10 GB
  • Recommended: 40 GB or greater
  • Minimum: 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64processor)
  • Recommended: 2 GHz or faster