Minimum System Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements

ImageManager has the following hardware requirements (if you are running only ImageManager on the system):

  • At least 1 GB physical RAM (4 GB recommended).
  • At least 75 MB of free hard disk space for installation files.
  • Must meet the minimum operating system support requirements listed in the following section.

Note: These are the minimum requirements for systems where you are running only ImageManager. If you are running other applications that require additional memory or processing power, or if you add managed folders, replication jobs, or HSR jobs, you also need to add resources to compensate for the increased load.

StorageCraft also recommends that you DO NOT install or run ImageManager on systems with the following applications or services:

  1. Active Directory Services and Roles – Domain Controllers
  2. Exchange
  3. SQL Databases
  4. Other resource intensive programs
  5. Do not install ImageManager directly on a production Microsoft Hyper-V host. You can run ImageManager on non-production Hyper-V hosts or on a Hyper-V guest VM, but not directly on a production host

 

Operating System Support

ImageManager runs on these operating systems:

*Important: ImageManager versions 7.5.0, and newer, do not support 32-bit operating systems.
Windows OS Version
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Requires .NET 3.5) (64-bit x64)
Windows Server 2012 (Requires .NET 3.5) (64-bit x64)
Windows Small Business Server 2011 (64-bit x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation (64-bit x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows Server 2008 *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows Small Business Server 2008 *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows EBS Server 2008 *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows Server 2003 *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows 10 (Requires .NET 3.5) *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows 8.1 (Requires .NET 3.5) *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows 8 (Requires .NET 3.5) *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)
Windows 7 *(32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64)

 

Note: ImageManager runs on most Windows operating systems but StorageCraft recommends using a Windows Server operating system such as Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

 

Other Requirements

 Microsoft .NET version 3.5 Required

ImageManager requires Microsoft .NET version 3.5 Service Pack 1 (for some operating systems) or higher (for other operating systems). You must ensure that the right version of .NET is installed before installing ImageManager 7. The information below will help you decide which versions of .NET are needed for your operating system.

  • Windows Server 2012 normally has .NET4.5 installed by default. You also must install .NET 3.5 manually. The installer for .NET 3.5 is under the "Turn Windows Features on or off" option.
  • Windows 10 normally has .NET 4.5 installed by default. You also must install .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 manually. The installer for .NET 3.5 is under the "Turn Windows Features on or off" option.
  • Windows 8 normally has .NET 4.5 installed by default. You also must install .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 manually. The installer for .NET 3.5 is under the "Turn Windows Features on or off" option.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 does not come with .NET Framework pre-installed. The installer for .NET 3.5 is under the "Turn Windows Features on or off" option and must be installed manually.
  • *Windows Server 2008 does not come with the .NET Framework pre-installed. The installer for .NET 3.0 is under the "Turn Windows Features on or off" option. However, ImageManager requires version 3.5 or 4.0. The ImageManager installer attempts to download and install .NET 3.5 or higher. If that fails, you can download and install the Framework manually.
  • *Windows Server 2003 R2 requires a manual installation of .NET 3.5 (in some cases) before you can install ImageManager 6.
  • Windows 7 normally has .NET 3.5 installed by default.

* The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 can be downloaded here.

Folder and File Names

ImageManager does not support folders or filenames containing an apostrophe ( ' ).

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