The following requirements are the minimum needed to install Adxstudio Portals 7:

Developer Workstation

Operating System (one of):

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.x
  • Windows 10.x
  • Windows Server 2008 (any edition)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (any edition)
  • Windows Server 2012 (any edition)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (any edition)

Software Requirements:

Web Server

If you are building and deploying a web application, you will deploy it to a web server.  The following are requirements of the web server: 

Operating System (one of):

  • Windows 7 (for non-production use only)
  • Windows 8.x (for non-production use only)
  • Windows 10.x (for non-production use only)
  • Windows Server 2008 (any edition)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (any edition)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (any edition)

Software Requirements:

Hardware Recommendations:

Please note that the hardware recommendations given here are based on the needs of a single website with basic resource needs.  Given that we do not know the specific load or traffic patterns of your application, please use this as a baseline and scale up as you see fit.  If you have thousands of users, multiple websites and/or hundreds of pages, those will have a heavy performance impact on your server and you will want to increase the resources allocated to the server.  We do strongly recommend the use of virtual machines as their resources can easily be scaled up if the application needs additional resources.

  • We recommend the use of virtual machines hosted on any current-gen hardware (Dell, HP, etc...) or cloud services provider (Azure, Amazon, etc...).
  • We recommend - as a minimum - two (2) CPU cores.
  • We recommend - as a minimum - four (4) gigabytes of RAM.

CRM Server

Adxstudio Portals require a functioning instance of Microsoft Dynamics CRM version dependent upon Adxstudio Portal version.  The product can support any deployment model and authentication scheme that is compatible with CRM.  This includes Active Directory, claims, and Internet Facing Deployments (IFD), Live ID for CRM Online, and OID for CRM Online with Office 365.  It is recommended that you have the latest rollup hotfixes installed on your CRM server.

Note: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 1.2, 3.0, 4.0, 2011, and 2013 are NOT supported for .Adxstudio Portals version 7

It is highly recommended that you apply the latest CRM Update Rollup before installing our solution packages.

Network Layout

Adxstudio Portals can be configured in numerous ways both within your own network and in the cloud.  Here are a couple sample layouts depicting what the configuration can look like.

  • Adxstudio Portals hosted in a DMZ
  • Adxstudio Portals hosted without a DMZ
  • Adxstudio Portals hosted in a DMZ with CRM role separation.