These are the system requirements for product update 401 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.
The hardware and software requirements for product update 401 have not been adjusted, compared to the requirements for product update 400. Only a statement on support for Windows 7 has been added.
Note: MSXML 6.0 should be shipped with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework 3.0, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows XP service pack 3. MSXML 6.0 is required for Exact Synergy to work from product update 396 onwards. MS Exchange 2010 is not supported.
MS Office 2010 64-bit is not supported. However, it is possible to use Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit. You need to disable the Enable Data Execution Prevention setting. Go to Microsoft Outlook, select File, and then Options. Under Options, select Trust Center, and then click Trust Center Settings. At the Trust Center screen, click DEP Settings and clear the Enable Data Execution Prevention check box. For more information, see Work with Exact Synergy (ASP) in combination with Microsoft Office 2010.
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard or Enterprise Edition (32 or 64 bit) + latest service packFor the webserver, only the 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 is supported.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)+ latest service pack
Microsoft Small Business Server
+ latest service pack
Supported versions: Small Business Server 2011
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 SQL Server 2008 R2 + latest service pack
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.