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Software Requirements


Before installing BI xPress Server, make sure you meet the following system requirements:

  Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 or later with:

o   Dynamic Compression installed

o   Windows Authentication installed and enabled

  .NET 4.5.1 or later installed

  PowerShell 3.0 or higher installed

  SQL Server Integration Services 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

  BIDS 2008 R2 (Business Intelligence Development Studio) or SSDT 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 (SQL Server Data Tools)

  Access to SQL Server 2008 or later instance

o   BI xPress Server needs access to a SQL Server 2008 or later instance to install the following database:

  Workbench Server User and Administration database

  BI xPress database


The following operating systems are supported by BI xPress Server:

  64-Bit (x64) Operating Systems:

o   Windows Server 2008

o   Windows Server 2012

o   Windows Server 2016

o   Windows 7

o   Windows 8

o   Windows 10


  32-Bit (x86) Operating Systems:

o   Windows Server 2008

o   Windows 7

o   Windows 8

o   Windows 10


The following optional prerequisites are required to access some resources using BI xPress Server:

  Security

o   Windows User account(s) that can be used to access databases, servers, and documentable objects within the user's organization

o   SQL Server User account(s) to use for accessing BI xPress Server databases


  Auditing Framework

o   Each version of SQL Server Integration Services that the user wishes to apply the auditing framework to.

o   Any Third-Party Products (Connection Managers, Tasks, Components, et cetera) that are used within the SSIS Package(s)


Browser Support

  Supported Web Browsers

o   Mozilla Firefox 29 or later

o   Internet Explorer 8 or later

o   Google Chrome 35 or later

  JavaScript must be enabled within the Web Browser for proper viewing of BI xPress Server


Software Requirements for other Workbench Server products:

The following optional prerequisites are required to access some resources using DOC xPress Server:

  Security

o   Windows User account(s) that can be used to access databases, servers, and documentable objects within the user's organization

o   SQL Server User account(s) to use for accessing DOC xPress Server databases


  Documentation

o    CHM

  HTML Help Workshop and Documentation


The following optional prerequisites are required to access some resources using DOC xPress Visual Studio Extension

  Visual Studio 2012

o   Professional

o   Premium

o   Ultimate

  Visual Studio 2013

o   Professional

o   Premium

o   Ultimate

  Visual Studio 2015

o   Professional

o   Premium

o   Ultimate


The following optional prerequisites are required to access some resources using DOC xPress Remote Agent

  64-bit Operating Systems:

o   Microsoft ® System CLR Types for Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 x64

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x64

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Analysis Management Objects x64

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x64

o   Microsoft ® System CLR Types for Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 x86

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x86

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Analysis Management Objects x86

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86

  32-bit Operating Systems:

o   Microsoft ® System CLR Types for Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 x86

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x86

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Analysis Management Objects x86

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom x86


  Providers:

o   Hive:

  64-bit Operating Systems:

  64-bit HortonWorks Hive ODBC Driver

  32-bit HortonWorks Hive ODBC Driver

  32-bit Operating Systems:

  32-bit HortonWorks Hive ODBC Driver


o   Oracle:

  64-bit Operating Systems:

  64-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) 12c

o   64-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client installed into the GAC

  32-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio 12c

o   32-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client installed into the GAC

  32-bit Operating Systems:

  32-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio 12c

o   32-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client installed into the GAC


o   SQL:

  64-bit Operating Systems:

  Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x64

  Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x86

  32-bit Operating Systems:

  Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x86


o   SSAS:

  64-bit Operating Systems:

  Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Analysis Management Objects x64

  Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Analysis Management Objects x86

  32-bit Operating Systems:

  Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Analysis Management Objects x86

  SSAS Azure Analysis Services:

  Microsoft Azure Analysis Services Client Libraries


o   SSIS:

  Each version of SQL Server Integration Services (2005 or above) that the user wishes to snapshot.

  SQL Server Data Tools or Business Intelligence Development Studio.


o   SSRS:

  Each version of SQL Server Reporting Services (2005 or above) that the user wishes to snapshot.

  SQL Server Data Tools or Business Intelligence Development Studio.

  Support provided for the following report locations:

  File System: SQL Server 2005 and above

  Native Web Services: SQL Server 2008 R2 and above

  SharePoint Web Service: SQL Server 2008 R2 and above


o   Informatica PowerCenter:

  If connecting to a SQL Repository:

  64-bit Operating Systems:

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x64

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x86

  32-bit Operating Systems:

o   Microsoft ® SQL Server ® 2012 Shared Management Objects x86

  If connecting to an Oracle Repository:

  64-bit Operating Systems:

o   64-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) 12c

  64-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client installed into the GAC

o   32-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio 12c

  32-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client installed into the GAC

  32-bit Operating Systems:

o   32-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio 12c

  32-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client installed into the GAC


The following optional prerequisites are required to access some resources using LegiTest Server:

  Scheduling Test Assemblies

o   MSTest Suites: Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

o   NUnit Test Suites: NUnit Test Console

o   Any software requirements (SSIS, SSAS, et cetera) used by LegiTest needed to execute a deployed test suite