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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 in-house 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 10 GB. SQL server can be omitted if reporting is not required.
For more information on connecting to the SQL server, see Configuring the site database.

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

Infrastructure Requirements

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