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FotoWeb server - Software requirements

Software requirements

  • Windows Server 2016 and 2012 R2 - only 64 bit versions supported

  • Internet Information Services 7.5 or 8.0, or Apache web server (included in installer)

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 20081

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51

  • Microsoft Silverlight 5.11

  • Local Administrator privileges for service account


1 These software components will be downloaded automatically during installation unless already installed on the system. The SQL Server Express installation can be omitted during installation if you plan to connect FotoWeb to an existing SQL server in your network. FotoWeb works with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2012, and 2014.
Microsoft SQL Native Client 9 is required for FotoWeb connections to the SQL server.

Infrastructure Requirements

Supported Directory Services

  • Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

  • Windows Server 2012 Active Directory

Important information about system logging

All FotoWare applications report to the FotoWare Log Server which is installed alongside the server application. The communications between the server application and the log server uses UDP port 7000. Since the communications takes place internally on the server, you do not need to open UPD port 7000 in your firewall. However, you should be aware the Microsoft's DNS server can be configured to use arbitrary ports for communications, which could potentially interfere communications with the Log Server if it should come to use UDP port 7000.

Hence, you should make sure to block the use of port 7000 in the DNS server and make that port exclusive for FotoWare applications.

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