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The following are the minimum system requirements for Imaging Engine 14.1.1 Powered by Adobe®. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running Imaging Engine Powered by Adobe® on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Imaging Engine 14.1.1 Powered by Adobe®
Processor type and speedonly 64-bit compatible processor (Intel or AMD), minimal dual-core, recommended dual quad-core.

4GB RAM per worker.

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

Available hard drive space

An NTFS volume is required. The software takes about 20 GB of disk space. Also take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.
Minimum screen resolutionMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
File servers

See Automation Engine 14 System Requirements - Server.


See Automation Engine 14 System Requirements - Server.

Setup Guideline in relation to Automation Engine and Proof Server

The general guideline is:

Automation Engine and Imaging Engine should run the same version.

Number of workers for Imaging Engine is limited by both

  • Number of worker licenses.
  • Number of available cores to Imaging Engine.

To guarantee minimal resources:

  • Automation Engine (or Automation Engine assistant) requires at least one core.
  • Proof Server requires at least two cores.


Number of available cores to Imaging Engine When Automation Engine  (or Automation Engine assistant) does not run on the machine When Automation Engine (or Automation Engine assistant) runs on the machine  
When Proof Server does not run on the machine

Number of available cores on the machine

Number of available cores on the machine - 1
When Proof Server runs on the machineNumber of available cores on the machine - 2Number of available cores on the machine - 3

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install Imaging Engine Powered by Adobe® on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows Server 2012 R2

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

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter(tick)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(error)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise(error)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(error)(tick)

Additional Supported Operating Systems for Imaging Engine for CDI

Imaging Engine for CDI is a version of Imaging Engine that is sold specifically along with the CDI and is designed just for that purpose. The Imaging Engine for CDI can drive only one device using LEN format, processing only one job concurrently. Because Imaging Engine for CDI is a more restricted version, it can be supported on the "workstation" versions of Windows that are listed below. The full Imaging Engine Server is only supported on the "server" versions of Windows that are listed above.

Windows 10

Windows 10 Home(error)(error)
Windows 10 Pro(error)(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise(error)(tick)


Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1(error)
Windows 8.1 Pro(tick)
Windows 8.1 Enterprise(tick)
Windows RT(error)

Windows 8

Windows 8(error)
Windows 8 Pro(tick)
Windows 8 Enterprise(tick)
Windows RT(error)

Windows 7

Windows 7 Home Basic(error)(error)
Windows 7 Home Premium(error)(error)
Windows 7 Professional(error)(tick)
Windows 7 Enterprise(error)(tick)
Windows 7 Ultimate(error)(tick)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • All 32-bit Windows Systems

  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions)
System Requirements
Applies to

Imaging Engine Powered by Adobe®

Last revised11-Dec-2015

Useful Links

Software downloads:

Software installation: Imaging Engine 14.1 installation guide

Software migration: Imaging Engine migration guide