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What Are The Server Software And Hardware Requirements?

This article will explain the application software and hardware requirements for installation on a server.

When it comes to the software requirements, most of the required software is installed with the product, this guide is for the additional software that is required to be installed prior to the installation of the DotActiv software.

Applicable Products: DotActiv Free, DotActiv Lite, DotActiv Pro,
DotActiv Enterprise, Activ8, Import Utility

Server Software Requirements

Our products can be run under the following database software. The specific requirements are a little different depending on which database software you are using.

Operating System

  • Windows Server: 2012 or higher
  • Windows: 7 or higher

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Minimum Database Version: 2016
  • .NET Framework: 4.6 or higher (should be included in SQL Server installation)
  • If running under Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2:  Requires April 2014 patch before installation: KB2919355


  • Minimum Database Version: 11

Additional Application Software Requirements


  • .Net Core framework: 2.2 or higher

Server Hardware Requirements

Below, you’ll find a table that outlines the server hardware requirements that you would need for installation.

We have broken it down into three sections – Minimum Functionality, Intermediate Functionality and Advanced Functionality.

Minimum Functionality

This level functionality is meant for businesses with less than 20 stores, less than 30 000 products and less than 5 users of the software.

Intermediate Functionality

This level functionality is meant for businesses with less than 150 stores, less than 50 000 products and less than 15 users of the software.

Advanced Functionality

Businesses with more than 150 stores, 50 000 products and 15 users should prepare hardware at this level for optimum performance.

Hardware Requirements

CPU2 Ghz Dual Core2 Ghz Quad Core3 Ghz Quad Core
RAM4 Gb8 Gb16 Gb
HDD Size50 Gb100* Gb300* Gb

* Specified size is a guide and larger datasets will require increased capacity.

If you have any further questions about the server software or hardware requirements, you’re welcome to contact us.

Updated on April 29, 2021

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