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The following are the minimum system requirements for Proof Server 18.0. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase.
Running Proof Server on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Proof Server 18.0
Processor type and speed

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


Minimum 8 GB RAM + 2GB per additional output device.
For more information about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

300 GB. An NTFS volume is required.

The software needs 50 GB of disk space for installation. For storage of temporary and production data another 250 GB. A backup solution is strongly advised.Please note that the software install location can be customized (typically c:\Program Files) but the temporary and production data is always in a standard location (x:\Documents and Settings\All users\Application Data...).

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!
  • It is OK to install the 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 (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 Proof Client 18.0 (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.


3 GB

Hard disk

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


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 6 Standard Edition.

Supported Operating Systems for Proof Server and Proof Client for Window

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

Windows Server 2016

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



(*) supported from version 16.0.2 (April 2017) and newer

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard(tik)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter(tik)

Windows 10

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

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

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

Windows 8.1

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




Windows 8

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




Windows 7

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

Supported Operating Systems for Proof Client for Mac

EditionClient OS
10.13 (High Sierra)(tik)
10.12 (Sierra)(tik)

10.11 (El Capitan)

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)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Vista

System Requirements
Applies to

Proof Server

Last revised 14-May-2014

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