System Requirements

The requirements for an Argos 7 installation can vary depending on a number of factors, including:

  • Number of users
  • Number of servers
  • Number of offices
  • Number of integrated devices
  • Number of Billing Codes
  • Strength of WAN connection between offices

Sepialine Support can assist you in determining specific system requirements for the servers in your environment. The following are the basic requirements for a small single-office Argos 7 site.

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Argos components can run on 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the following Windows operating system versions. Depending on your specific environment, certain versions may not be recommended or supported.

  • Server 2012 (Standard, Data Center, Essentials, Foundation)
  • Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, Data Center, Itanium, Foundation)
  • Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise)
  • Vista (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)

Database

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users)
  • Microsoft SQL 2014 or 2012 (Argos 7 ships with MS SQL 2012 Express) Read this page for more information on choosing a SQL edition. 
  • .NET 3.5 SP1
  • .NET 4.6
  • 10 GB free hard drive space

Application server

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012  or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users)
  • 3GHz or higher Multi-core CPU 
  • .NET 4.6
  • MSXML 4.0 SP3
  • 10 GB free hard drive space

Argos Manager

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 3GHz or higher Multi-core CPU 
  • .NET 4.6
  • 10 GB free hard drive space

Print servers

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users printing through a workstation acting as a server)
  • 3GHz or higher Multi-core CPU 
  • 2 GB RAM
  • For print servers hosting more than 10 queues, 4 GB RAM and 4 CPU cores preferred.
  • 10 GB free hard drive space (more space recommended if large print jobs, such as those from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express, or other graphics applications, are expected)
  • .NET 4.6

Argos Desktop Client (for print tracking or interactive billing)

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • .NET 4.6
  • 1 GB free hard drive space

Argos for Mac

  • Mac OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 (Sierra)
  • 1.25 GhZ Power PC G4 with 512 MB of RAM or
  • Any Intel
  • 1 GB free hard drive space

Running everything on one computer

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users)
  • 3.0 GHz Dual Core (quad core recommended)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 10 GB free hard drive space (more space recommended if large print jobs, such as those from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express, or other graphics applications, are expected)

 

 

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