• Virtual machines with a backend component installed cannot be cloned. This would make SES Evolution unstable, and it would then be impossible to uninstall the component.
  • The backend component must not be installed on a domain controller.
Operating systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2*. On a newly installed Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system, Framework .NET 4.6.2 must be installed beforehand to enable the SES Evolution installation center to run.
  • Windows Server 2016*
  • Windows Server 2019*
  • Windows Server 2022*

The Server Core version of these operating systems is also supported.

Processors for physical machines

At least a dual-core 2 GHz 64-bit processor or the equivalent.

Itanium processors are not supported.

Processors for virtual machines

At least one virtual socket and two 2 GHz cores per socket.

CPU reservation must be enabled on your hypervisor.

Physical memory At least 2 GB or more if the operating system requires it.
Disk space
  • At least 100 MB for installation
  • At least 1 GB for data storage.

These are the disk space requirements for the NTFS file system. More space will be needed for updates and log storage.

Network configuration
  • No static IP address requirements
  • Incoming communications:
    • TCP 443
  • Outgoing communications (SQL ports by default, but may depend on the settings of the SQL Server instance):
    • TCP 1433 (SQL)
    • TCP 1434 (SQL)
    • UDP 1434 (SQL)
  • IIS server to install before SES Evolution. The IIS role must be enabled.
  • Framework .NET 4.6.2
  • VeriSign Universal Root Certification Authority certificate installed to verify the authenticity of SES Evolution updates.
    It must be installed in the Trusted root certification authorities or Third-party root certificate authorities certificate store.