Note: Make sure all available Windows updates have been applied prior to installing FotoWare on the server.
Windows Server 2022, 2019, or 2016 - only 64-bit versions are supported.
- Internet Information Services (IIS), minimum version 10.0 (this is installed automatically by FotoWeb unless you are doing an offline installation)
- FFmpeg - for more information, see How to install FFmpeg for FotoWeb, Index Manager and Color Factory.
Microsoft SQL Server - this 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 the Microsoft 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.
Access to SMTP Email Server
For information about how to set up local SMTP relay on the FotoWeb servers, see Configuring FotoWeb to send emails.