These are the system requirements for product update 419 of the ASP technology version of Exact Synergy. Please be informed that third party software products such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server have their own system requirements which might be different from the system requirements of Exact Synergy. For more information, see the following:
Exact follows the Microsoft support lifecycle policy. In this policy Microsoft provides guidelines for product support availability throughout a product lifecycle. For more information, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
A complete overview of the system requirements per product update can be found at the startpage of the system requirements.
Note: MSXML 6.0 should be shipped with
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2012, .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows 7. MSXML 6.0 is required for Exact Synergy to work from product update 396 onwards. MS Exchange 2010 is not supported.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
+ latest service pack
For Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, the 32-bit mode must be enabled in IIS7 if you are using the 64-bit architecture. For more information, see Product Update 396: Exact Synergy Supports Windows Server 2008 R2.
Microsoft Small Business Server
+ latest service pack
Supported versions: Small Business Server 2011
The application is installed as a program on the IIS web server and all data is stored in a SQL database, which is stored on a Microsoft SQL Database Server . Both the IIS web server and the SQL database can be installed on the same machine in small Exact Synergy implementations (up to 50 concurrent connections).
When more connections are required or the use of a large database can be expected, the IIS web server should be installed on a single separate machine (suitable for up to 150 connections). This results in a setup with an Application Server (IIS + Exact Synergy) and a separate Database Server (SQL). Note that the Client only communicates with the Application Server (IIS).
When dealing with even more concurrent connections, the workload of the application server can be divided over several Application Servers. This results in a more reliable situation with better performance. A dedicated piece of hardware, the "load balancer", can divide all traffic among several (up to 50 or more concurrent connections) Application Servers which all connect to the same database server to store and retrieve data.