System Requirements for Digital Assistant

Here is a quick overview of what hardware and software you need to install the on-premise version of Digital Assistant, called the Workplace Manager.

For server testing

To run the Workplace Manager on your server you will need at a minimum:

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012R2 or 2016 (With GUI)
  • Min. 4 GB RAM
  • Min. 30 GB of disk space
  • IIS Web Server

To reach a production level of performance you need to consider the number of users and the number of APIs that will be called regularly for each user. This may increase the performance requirements to an extent where you may consider to set up a server farm.

For local development

For developing environments Windows 8.1 or later could be used. Any necessary components will be installed automatically through the Installer. You may want to check out our guide to set up a local IDE.

Please bear in mind that client systems support only a limited number of concurrent connections, thus the performance could be a little slower than on a comparable server.

Database

You don't need a database running already, as the installer will come with Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition which is ideal for small scale development. Alternatively during the inital setup you can select between:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, 2012 and 2014
  • PostgreSQL Version 9.4 or newer (Open-source)

Browser support

Generally we recommend to run the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox to get the best experience from running Digital Assistant. While Internet Explorer 11 is supported, we tend to see a slower experience.