These are the system requirements for product update 399 of the ASP technology version of Exact Synergy. Please be informed that third party software products like for example Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft SQL Server have their own system requirements which might be different from the system requirements of Exact Synergy.
A complete overview of the system requirements per product update, can be found at the startpage of the system requirements.
The hardware and software requirements for product update 399 have been adjusted, compared to the requirements for product update 397/398. The most important adjustments: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is supported.
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 (32-bit) is not supported. However, it is possible to use Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit). You need to enable the Enable Data Execution Prevention mode 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 select the Enable Data Execution Prevention mode 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
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 an 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 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.