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FotoWeb server - Software requirements

Software requirements

  • Windows Server 2019 or 2016- only 64 bit versions supported.1

IMPORTANT: Make sure all available Windows updates have been applied prior to installing FotoWare on the server!

  • Internet Information Services, minimum version 8.0

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2

  •  Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server 3

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 3

  • Microsoft Silverlight 5.1 3


1 Windows Server must be installed with a GUI. FotoWeb is not supported on Windows Server Core. Windows Server 2012 R2 will be unsupported after October 1, 2020.

2 Microsoft SQL server is optional and used for reporting. You can connect to an existing inhouse SQL server, or you can download a recent version of SQL Server Express (external link to Microsoft's website). Keep in mind that the Express version has a database size limit of 10GB. Or SQL server can be omitted if reporting is not required.
Learn more about connecting to the SQL server in the Configuring the site database topic.

These software components will be downloaded automatically during installation unless already installed on the system. When running FotoWeb on Windows Server 2012 R2 or 2016, it is necessary to also apply the latest .NET 3.5 security patches.

Infrastructure Requirements

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