This article will cover the requirements needed before installing Workplace Server. These requirements need to be met for a successful deployment and ongoing use of the product.


Workplace Server requires the following minimum specifications:

  • Intel i5 or later
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • 2GB available hard disk space
  • Workplace Desktop 7.0 or later is required for use with Workplace Server
  • We recommend the following specifications:
    • Intel i7 or later
    • 16GB RAM
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
    • 2GB available hard disk space

Further Information

Workplace Server requirements are directly correlated to usage (and thus throughput). For smaller deployments, with low to moderate throughput, the minimum specifications may be adequate. A large scale deployment with a high numbers of Workplace users and frequent file activity (e.g. uploads, downloads, modifications) may need more powerful hardware and/or multiple Workplace Server installations.

Workplace Server requires excellent throughput to local storage. If feasible, install Workplace Server on the local storage device. Alternatively, we recommend that you use a dedicated machine to run Workplace Server and ensure a high-speed, stable Ethernet connection to the local storage.

Internet Connection

Once again, Workplace requirements are correlated to throughput. On top of the current Internet traffic, Workplace Server may potentially transfer large amounts of data. As a rough guide, we recommend a minimum in the range of 10-50 Mb/second (up and down), depending on the line quality.

Syncing Projects Through Workplace Server

Projects must be shared with a specific Workplace server before they can be synced to that server.

Workplace Security Requirements

An administrator account within the Workplace team.