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Server Requirements


You can install Windows on a physical server or virtual server as long as it meets the hardware and software requirements.

The following hardware and software is compatible with the ILLiad server:

  • Intel Xeon 3Ghz or greater processor (recommended)
  • Intel Pentium 4 2Ghz or greater processor (minimum)

More RAM will substantially increase system performance

  • 8GB of RAM (recommended)
  • 4 GB of RAM (minimum)
Hard Drive
  • 72GB high speed hard drive (recommended)
  • 36GB hard drive (minimum)
  • Compatible backup device
Windows Server
  • Windows Server 2016 (Desktop Experience only)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (minimum)
 Microsoft .NET
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 Framework or higher full version
*SQL Server

SQL Express is not a supported database system

  • **SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (minimum)
  • Internet Information Services 8.0
  • Internet Information Services 7.5 (minimum)

*ILLiad requires the SQL Server Database Engine, but does not use Analysis Services, Reporting Services, or Integration Serves. Mixed mode authentication is also required.

**The SQL Server Native client is installed as part of the client & server installation and is also part of the server update process, so no action is required.