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The following are the minimum system requirements for the Esko Proof Server 23. 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.

Esko Proof Server consists of the following modules:

  • the Esko Proof Server itself (which runs in background)
  • the Fiery Command Workstation application (the client application of the Esko Proof Server)
  • the Fiery Verify tool

Minimum requirements

Minimum System Requirements for Esko Proof Server 23
Processor type and speed

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


Minimum 16 GB RAM + 2GB per additional output device.

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

Hard disk

  • 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

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!
Automation Engine, Esko Proof Server and the proofing devices must be in the same LAN.

  • It is OK to install the Esko Proof Server on virtual machines 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.
Minimum System Requirements for Fiery Command WorkStation 6.8 and Fiery Verify 2.10 (Windows and Mac)
Processor type and speed

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

Mac: Mac Intel processor (PowerPC not supported).

Please note that Apple Silicon processors are not supported yet.


Minimum 4 GB

Hard disk

Windows: 16 GB of disk space

Mac: 7 GB of disk space 


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

TCP/IP v6 is not supported.
Graphics and videoMinimum 1280x1024 screen resolution, true color depth.
DVD drive requiredNo

Fiery Command WorkStation and Fiery Verify are preferably installed on non-virtual machines. For connection to spectrophotometers, the tools MUST be installed on a non-virtual machine otherwise it's not supported.

Supported Operating Systems for Esko Proof Server, Fiery Command WorkStation and Fiery Verify for Windows

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in the tables below.

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

Windows 11

Windows 11 Home


Windows 11 Pro(tick)
Windows 11 Enterprise(tick)

Windows 10

Windows 10 Home (up to Fall Creators update)


Windows 10 Pro (up to Fall Creators update)(tick)
Windows 10 Enterprise (up to Fall Creators update)(tick)

Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2022 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2022 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2022 Essentials(error)



Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2019 Essentials(error)



Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Standard(tick)
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter(tick)
Windows Server 2016 Essentials(error)
Windows Storage Server 2016(error)



Unsupported Operating Systems for Esko Proof Server, Fiery Command WorkStation and Fiery Verify for Windows

  • All 32-bit Windows Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2012 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2008 (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
  • Windows 8.1 (all editions)
  • Windows 8 (all editions)
  • Windows 7 (all editions)
  • Windows 2000 (all editions) 
  • Windows Vista (all editions)
  • Windows XP (all editions)

Supported Operating Systems for Fiery Command WorkStation and Fiery Verify for Mac

13 (Ventura)(tick)
12 (Monterey)(tick)
11 (Big Sur)(tick)
10.15 (Catalina)


10.14 (Mojave)(tick)
10.13 (High Sierra)(error)
10.12 (Sierra)(error)
10.11 (El Capitan)(error)
10.10 (Yosemite)(error)

Unsupported Operating Systems

  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and older

Operating Systems to become unsupported soon

  • macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
System Requirements
Applies to

Esko Proof Server

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