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Spire Requirements

 
Updated Apr 18 2023
 
IMPORTANT

Please check your computers prior to installation of Spire.
There is no leeway on the following:

  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2012R2 are no longer supported (requires Windows Server 2016 and up)
  • Windows 10 or 11 Pro edition (Home edition is not supported and may cause issues, and will not receive any support from Spire)
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1 are NOT supported (requires Windows 10 Pro and up)
  • Requires Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser on the Server

Please take particular note if you are at the lower end of the requirements, or only meet the minimum requirements. It is probable that your hardware and/or Windows version may no longer be supported in the near future.

Please also see the Spire website for the latest specs:  https://www.spiresystems.com/requirements/

Microsoft's support of Windows Server 2012 R2 ended Oct 10, 2023.

Location of the Spire database: The Spire database MUST be located in the default location of  C:\ProgramData\Spire\...  of the server. Locating it elsewhere can lead to technical problems, an inability to successfully install Spire Server, and problems upgrading later (even a minor upgrade).
Remote Access to Spire
  • Accessing Spire via a VPN (or not), or in any way over the internet is NOT recommended. Internet connections are too slow and there is a high probability of data loss.
  • Spire must be accessed remotely using some sort of remote access tool, such as RDS/RDP, Teamviewer, LogMeIn, etc.

 

SPIRE SERVER

Server software

  • Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016 (NOT 2012 or 2012R2).
  • Windows 11, 10 Pro editions only (NOT Home editions) (only up to about 5-10 users).

Server hardware - Recommended

  • i7 or 2.8 Ghz Xeon or better
  • 16-32 GB RAM
  • display with native resolution of 1024x768 or greater
  • 5-10GB available space (depending on database size etc)
    SSD drives are strongly recommended
  • 1 Gb LAN (Gigabit), wired
    Please do not run Spire across a Wireless WiFi network connection

 

SPIRE DESKTOP

Desktop software

  • Windows 11, 10 (Pro editions only, NOT Home editions).
  • Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016  (NOT 2012 or 2012R2).

Desktop hardware - Recommended

  • i5 or 3.06 Ghz, i7 is better
  • 8GB RAM minimum, 16 GB RAM is best
  • display with native resolution of 1366x768 or greater
    (multiple displays and high DPI displays are supported)
    1920x1080 is better
  • 1 Gb LAN (Gigabit), wired
    Please do not run Spire across a Wireless WiFi network connection
  • SSD drives are strongly recommended

 

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT POINTS

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 has now been be dropped from the supported Windows versions
  • All Windows Updates should be current
  • Please be sure various drivers used by Windows are up to date - run Windows Update prior to installing or upgrading (graphics, printers, etc)

 

 
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