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What are the recommended operating systems and database servers for WinSPC?
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Last Updated
12th of July, 2016

Applies to
WinSPC 9.0

The information below represents a list of recommended operating systems and database servers for WinSPC 9.0. Other versions of WinSPC may have different recommended platforms and you will want to refer to your "Installation and Configuration Guide" for the recommended platforms for your specific version.

The absence of an operating system or database server from the list below means that operating system or database server was not tested in DataNet's quality assurance lab. It does not mean that the operating system or database server is known to be incompatible with WinSPC. DataNet will do its best to support installations using configurations other than those listed below.

For any operating system or database server, we recommend using the latest service packs and patches from the appropriate vendor.

If you have any questions regarding support for a specific operating system or database server, please contact our Technical Support.

WinSPC Database Server
WinSPC requires a back-end database to store configuration information and production data collected by WinSPC.

Database Server Operating System:
  • Windows 2012 Server (including R2)
  • Windows 2008 Server (including R2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 Server
Database Server Type/Version:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (including R2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express (including R2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express
  • Oracle 11g
  • Oracle 10g
Note: Please refer to the database server vendor's documentation for hardware and operating system requirements for that specific database server (a specific database server may not be compatible with all server operating systems above).


WinSPC Application Server
The WinSPC Application Server is an optional component to the WinSPC system and normally resides on a separate machine.  This server is responsible for performing some server-side operations in the WinSPC system.  Click here to learn more about the WinSPC Application Server.

Application Server Operating System (WinSPC 8.3 or later only)
  • Windows 2012 Server (including R2)
  • Windows 2008 Server (including R2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 2003 Server

WinSPC Client

The WinSPC client is used to configure the WinSPC system, collect data, and report/analyze data that has been collected.  A WinSPC client can either be a standard computer or, if a Terminal Service (thin-client) deployment is used, any device that supports the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Client Operating System:

  • Windows 8.1 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional
Terminal Services Server:
  • Terminal Services on Windows 2012 Server (including R2)
  • Terminal Services on Windows 2008 Server (including R2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Terminal Services on Windows 2003 Server (SP1 or later)

Virtualization
Most virtualization solutions should be compatible with WinSPC and its server components.  DataNet extensively uses VMWare for virtualization during the development, validation, and support of WinSPC.


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