Workflow Manager: Requirements

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Requirements

This section lists the requirements for Workflow Manager workflow management software machines.


Workflow Manager Web Server / AdminStudio Enterprise Server

The following table lists the system requirements for the Web server that hosts the Workflow Manager Data Web service and the actual Workflow Manager Web site and/or AdminStudio Enterprise Server.

Item Description
Processor 32-bit or 64-bit processor at 2 GHz or greater.
Workflow Manager runs in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit OS.
RAM 4 GB or greater (8 GB preferred)
Hard Disk Space 100 GB or greater
Operating System Windows Server 2008 R2 or later / English base language
(Windows Server 2012 preferred)
IIS IIS 7.0 or later
.NET .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later
ASP.NET ASP.NET 4.0.3319 or later
MSXML MSXML 6.0
MSXML is installed by the Workflow Manager installer.


Workflow Manager / AdminStudio Database Server

The following table lists the recommended system configuration for a Workflow Manager/AdminStudio Application Catalog database server:

Item Description
Processor 32-bit or 64-bit processor at 2 GHz or greater
RAM 4 GB or greater (8 GB preferred)
Hard Disk Space 80 GB or greater
Operating System Windows Server 2008 R2 or later (Windows Server 2012 preferred)
Database Software SQL Server 2008 R2 or later databases, including SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 (latest version preferred)
  • Dictionary sort order—SQL Server must be installed with case-insensitive dictionary sort order 52 on Code Page 1252 for non-Unicode data. For more information, use the sp_helpsort T-SQL command, which returns the following:

    Latin1-General, case-insensitive, accent-sensitive, kanatype-insensitive, width-insensitive for Unicode Data, SQL Server Sort Order 52 on Code Page 1252 for non-Unicode data
     
  • Collation setting—SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS is the required collation setting for AdminStudio database server. It is the only supported collation.
Note—Before attempting to connect to an existing Microsoft SQL Server, open SQL Server Configuration Manager and make sure that the following three protocols are enabled:
  • Shared Memory
  • Named Pipes
  • TCP/IP


File Share Server

This following table lists the system requirements for the machine that stores the Workflow Manager enterprise workflow software's uploaded source files and the repackaged output files:

Item Description
Processor 2 GHz or greater
RAM 2 GB or greater
Hard Disk Space 1 TB or greater
Operating System Windows Server 2008 R2 or later

Workflow Manager End User Computers

This following table lists the recommended system configuration for a Workflow Manager 6.0 end user machine:

Item Description
Browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or later
  • Chrome for Windows 33.0 or later
  • Firefox for Windows 25.0 or later
  • Safari for Mac OS X and iOS

Portal Web Server for Intranet Clients

A portal is not required to support Windows NT authentication. You can enable Windows NT authentication directly on the web site.

Single Sign On is only supported when the user that logs into IIS has been imported into the Workflow Manager database using Active Directory. The administrator can either import the complete group or only one user. If a complete group is imported, then all the members of the group can be logged into Workflow Manager using Single Sign On.

The system requirements for this machine are the same as for the Workflow Manager Web Server / AdminStudio Enterprise Server.

Portal Web Server for Internet Clients

For better security and to manage access to the Workflow Manager Web Server, it is recommend to also set up a portal Web server for Internet clients.

If the Workflow Manager workflow application needs to be accessed over the Internet, it is recommended to set up a portal Web server, residing in a demilitarized zone (DMZ). This Web server:

  • accepts the requests from the Internet clients,
  • forwards them to the Workflow Manager / AdminStudio Enterprise Server,
  • gets responses from the Workflow Manager / AdminStudio Enterprise Server, and
  • forwards them to the clients

You can configure the Workflow Manager / AdminStudio Enterprise Server to entertain the request only if it is coming from the Portal Web server, and otherwise reject the request. The Portal Web server manages access to Workflow Manager / AdminStudio Enterprise Server and ensures that clients are not able to access any data or documents without logging in.

The system requirements for this machine are the same as for Workflow Manager Web Server / AdminStudio Enterprise Server.

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