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The following are the minimum system requirements for the Esko Proof Server 18 (part of several Pack Proof versions). Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase.  Running Esko Proof Server on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Esko Proof Server 18
Processor type and speed

64-bit (x64) compatible Quad-core processor (Intel or AMD) with clock speed 2GHz or higher.

RAM

Minimum 8 GB RAM + 2GB per additional output device.

For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

  • A dedicated defragmented hard disk.
  • 300 GB. An NTFS volume is required.

    • The installation takes up 50 GB of disk space.

      Please note that the software install location can be customized (by default c:\Program Files) but the temporary and production data is always in a standard location (x:\ProgramData\Esko\Proof...).

    • For storage of temporary and production data another 250 GB.
  • Fast hard disk: SSD if possible
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol. TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Multiple network cards are NOT supported, only one card is allowed!
Virtualization
  • It is OK to install the Esko Proof Server on virtual as long as printer connections are all via network (which is usually the case anyway in the Esko environment).
  • If you really want to connect to a printer via USB, the server has to be on a non-virtual OS.
  • The tools (Esko Proof Client, Verification tool, LinTool) are preferred to be installed on non-virtual. For connection to spectrophotometers, the tools MUST be installed on non-virtual otherwise it's not supported.
Minimum System Requirements for Esko Proof Client 18 (Windows and Mac)
Processor type and speed

64-bit (x64) compatible Dual-core Intel processor with clock speed 2GHz or higher.

PowerPC processors are no longer supported.

RAM

3 GB

Hard disk

The installation of the Pilot takes up about 1 GB of disk space.

Network

10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol.

TCP/IP v6 is not supported.
Graphics and videoMonitor resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, true color depth.
DVD drive requiredNo
Java

Not relevant

Supported Operating Systems for Esko Proof Server and Esko Proof Client for Windows

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install the Esko Proof Server software on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter(tik)
Windows Server 2016 Essentials(fout)

Edition

64-bit


Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter(tik)
Windows Server 2016 Essentials(fout)
Windows Storage Server 2016(fout)

Edition

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter(tik)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard (error)

Windows Server 2012

Edition64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter(tik)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials(error)
Windows Server 2012 Foundation(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup(error)
Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard (error)

Windows 10

Edition64-bit
Windows 10 Home (up to Fall Creators update)(fout)
Windows 10 Pro (up to Fall Creators update)(tik)
Windows 10 Enterprise (up to Fall Creators update)(fout)

Windows Server 2008 R2

This version is no longer supported by Microsoft.


Edition64-bit
  SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(fout)(tik)
 Windows Small Business Server 2008(fout)(fout)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation(fout)(fout)
Windows Web Server 2008 R2(fout)(fout)
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition(fout)(fout)

Windows Server 2008

This version is no longer supported by Microsoft.


Edition64-bit
  SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise(fout)(tik)
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter(fout)(tik)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(fout)(fout)
Windows Web Server 2008(fout)(fout)
 Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition(fout)(fout)

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1(fout)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(tik)
Windows 8.1 Pro(tik)
Windows RT(fout)

Edition

64-bit

Windows 8

Windows 8(fout)
Windows 8 Pro(tik)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tik)
Windows RT(fout)

Edition

64-bit

Windows 7

This version is no longer supported by Microsoft.


Edition64-bit
  SP1
Windows 7 Home Basic(fout)(fout)
Windows 7 Home Premium(fout)(fout)
Windows 7 Professional(fout)(tik)
Windows 7 Enterprise(fout)(tik)
Windows 7 Ultimate(fout)(tik)

Unsupported Operating Systems for Esko Proof Server and Esko Proof Client for Windows

  • All 32-bit Windows Systems
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Vista

Supported Operating Systems for Esko Proof Client for Mac

EditionClient OS
10.15 (Catalina)

(fout)Not supported for 18.1 & 20.
Planned for 20.1 (November '20).

10.14 (Mojave)(tik)
10.13 (High Sierra)(tik)
10.12 (Sierra)(tik)

10.11 (El Capitan)

(tik)
10.10.3 (Yosemite)(tik)
10.10.2 (Yosemite)(tik)
10.10.1 (Yosemite)(fout)
10.9.0 - 10.9.3 (Mavericks)(tik)
10.8.0 - 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)(tik)
10.7.0 - 10.7.5 (Lion)(tik)
10.6.0 - 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)(fout)
10.5.0 - 10.5.8 (Leopard)(fout)
System Requirements
Applies to

Esko Proof Server

Version18
Last revised

  

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