A Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link is recommended between the EPC server and the MSSQL server with minimal RTT (~0ms) when they are not co-located.

Small Business Deployment Level

Service Available RAM (GB) Free Disk Space (GB) CPU
EPC Server 4 10 1 x Dual Core Xeon or analog
MSSQL Server 4 20 1 x Dual Core Xeon or analog

Business Deployment Level

Service Available RAM (GB) Free Disk Space (GB) CPU
EPC Server 4 10 1 x Dual Core Xeon or analog
MSSQL Server 4 50 1 x Quad Core Xeon or analog

Enterprise Deployment Level

Service Available RAM (GB) Free Disk Space (GB) CPU
EPC Server 4 20 1 x Dual Core Xeon or analog
MSSQL Server 8 100 1 x Quad Core Xeon or analog

Option Connections to External Systems

Active Directory

Connection to a server running Windows 2008 (including R2), 2012 (Including R2), and 2016 Active Directory (via LDAP protocol): It is possible to run the EPC Server on a network without Active Directory. Without a connection to Active Directory, you will not be able to import users. Instead, you will have to create them individually using the EPC System Administration interface.

ADFS server

Connection to ADFS server is used to create epc users at the moment of the first successful login to ADFS Server. The users by default will have minimum rights. An EPC Administrator will have to provide access to a new created epc user to EPC resources.

SMTP Server

It is possible to run the EPC Server on a network without a connection to an e-mail server. Without such a connection, EPC password and subscription notification will not be available, and you will be unable to e-mail Discussion Forum messages.

NOTE
EPC Server supports non-authenticated connections or connections authenticated with a basic authentication type to SMTP Server.

Compatible Operating Systems and Relational Database Management Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (including R2) with the latest Service Pack installed
- Standard Edition (64bits)
- Enterprise Edition (64bits)

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (including R2)
- Standard Edition (64bits)
- Enterprise Edition (64bits)

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (including R2)
- Standard Edition (64bits)
- Enterprise Edition (64bits)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (including R2) with the latest Service Pack installed
- Standard Edition (64bits)
- Eterprise Edition (64bits)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (including R2)
- Standard Edition (64bits)
- Enterprise Edition (64bits)

Microsoft SQL Server 2014
- Standard Edition (64bits)
- Enterprise Edition (64bits)

Enable File Streaming on SQL Server

NOTE
The following programs must be installed on the EPC Server hosts when MSSQL is not co-located with it.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server Command Line Query Utility
    The programs are free downloads and can found at the following locations: Microsoft SQL Server 2008

EPC Server Host Firewall Configuration – Incoming Connections to EPC Server Host

The following TCP ports must be open for incoming connections on the EPC Server host or the network firewall:

  • For EPC Server: The port set during the Installation of EPC Server (default: 80 or 443 for SSL encrypted traffic)

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