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The requirements for an Argos 7 installation can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 

  • Number of users
  • Number of servers
  • Number of offices
  • Number of integrated devices
  • Number of Billing Codes
  • Strength of WAN connection between offices

Sepialine Support can assist you in determining specific system requirements for the servers in your environment. The following are the basic requirements for a small single-office Argos 7 site.

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Argos components can run on 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the following Windows operating system versions. Depending on your specific environment, certain versions may not be recommended or supported.

  • Server 2012 (Standard, Data Center, Essentials, Foundation)
  • Server 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise, Data Center, Itanium)
  • Server 2008 

  • Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise)
  • Windows 8 Pro, Enterprise 

  • Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise)

  • Vista (Business, Ultimate, Enterprise)
  • Small Business Server 2011 (Standard, Premium) 
  • Server 2008 R2 Foundation

Database

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users)
  • Microsoft SQL 2012, 2008 or 2005 (Argos 7 ships with MS SQL 2008 Express, but version 2005 or higher can be used). Read this page for more information on choosing a SQL edition.
  • Windows Installer 4.5 (if using included SQL 2008 Express)
  • .NET 3.5 SP1
  • .NET 4
  • 10 GB free hard drive space

 

Windows 10 and SQL Server

Windows 10 does not support SQL Server 2008 Express, which ships with Argos by default. To install the Argos database on a Windows 10 computer, we recommend downloading and installing SQL Server 2014 Express prior to installing Argos. See the "Using your own SQL Server" section of Installing the Argos database for instructions on how to install the Argos database in an existing SQL Server.

 

Application server

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012  or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users)
  • 3GHz or higher Multi-core CPU 
  • .NET 4
  • MSXML 4.0 SP3
  • 10 GB free hard drive space

Argos Manager

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • 3GHz or higher Multi-core CPU 
  • .NET 4
  • 10 GB free hard drive space

Print servers

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users printing through a workstation acting as a server)
  • 3GHz or higher Multi-core CPU 
  • 2 GB RAM
  • For print servers hosting more than 10 queues, 4 GB RAM and 4 CPU cores preferred.
  • 10 GB free hard drive space (more space recommended if large print jobs, such as those from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express, or other graphics applications, are expected)
  • .NET 4

Argos Desktop Client (for print tracking or interactive billing)

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • .NET 4
  • 1 GB free hard drive space

Argos for Mac

  • Mac OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 1.25 GhZ Power PC G4 with 512 MB of RAM or
  • Any Intel
  • 1 GB free hard drive space

Running everything on one computer

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 or
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (not recommended for sites with 10 or more users)
  • 3.0 GHz Dual Core (quad core recommended)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 10 GB free hard drive space (more space recommended if large print jobs, such as those from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express, or other graphics applications, are expected)

 

A reboot can be avoided during installation of the server components if the required Windows components are installed ahead of time:

Note that .NET 3.5 and .NET 4 are different applications - .NET 4 is not an upgrade to .NET 3

Embedded Requirements

Sharp
  • Compatible MFP with current firmware
  • Sharp AMX3 module for print and copy tracking
  • Sharp AMX2 and AMX3 modules for Argos Global Release
Konica Minolta
  • Compatible MFP with current firmware
  • Konica Minolta iOption Kit #LK-101 (Only Required for Argos Secure Release)
  • Konica Minolta Extended Memory #UK-203 (Only Required for Argos Secure Release)
Kyocera
  • Card Authentication Kit (required for proximity card login)

Mobile Clients

Android

Android 2.2 ("Froyo") or higher

Apple iOS

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch iOS 4.0 or higher

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