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Spire Requirements

 
Updated Jan 5 2021
 
IMPORTANT

Please check your computers prior to upgrading from BusinessVision, or from an earlier Spire version.
There is no leeway on the following:

  • Windows 7 and 8 are no longer supported (require Windows 8.1 Pro and up; Windows 10 Pro is preferred)
  • require Windows Pro edition (Home edition is not supported and may cause issues)
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2012 are no longer supported (require Windows Server 2012 R2 and up)
  • require 64-bit computers
  • require 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/

 

SPIRE SERVER

Server software

  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2 (NOT 2012)
  • Windows 10, 8.1 Pro editions only (not Home editions) (only up to about 5-7 users)
  • 64-bit operating system is required

Server hardware

Minimum Recommended
2.4 Ghz quad core CPU i7 or 2.8 Ghz Xeon
8 GB RAM (this is a bare minimum and is not recommended) 16 GB RAM or more
display with native resolution of 1024x768 or greater same
512 MB HD space for Spire Server and PostgreSQL installation same
5 GB of available disk space for databases SSD drives are strongly recommended
10/100mb LAN IPv4 1 Gb LAN (Gigabit)

 

SPIRE DESKTOP

Desktop software

  • Windows 10, 8.1 (Pro editions only, not Home editions; NOT Windows 7 or Windows 8.0)
  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2 (NOT 2012)
  • 64-bit is required

Desktop hardware

Minimum Recommended
2.4 Ghz quad core CPU i5 or 3.06 Ghz, i7 is better
8 GB RAM 8 or 16 GB RAM
display with native resolution of 1366x768 or greater
(multiple displays and high DPI displays supported)
1920x1080
keyboard and mouse same
10/100mb LAN IPv4 1 Gb LAN
  SSD drives are strongly recommended

 

ADDITIONAL POINTS

  • If on a peer-to-peer based network the computers must be set as Private type of network, not Public.
  • Windows User Folder Redirection is not supported and will cause problems.
  • Please be sure various drivers used by Windows (graphics, printers, etc) are up to date
  • Windows Updates should be current
  • Windows 8.1 may soon be dropped from the supported Windows versions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 may soon be dropped from the supported Windows versions
  • Upgrading a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 sometimes leads to issues with running Spire.

 

 
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