Doors.NET - Host PC Requirements

Doors.NET - Host PC Requirements

1.0 Introduction

This article provides the PC hardware requirements to ensure acceptable software system operation in standard and advanced access control applications using Doors.NET.

Access control applications with large numbers of controllers and/or cardholders should always consider upgrading from the minimum recommendation. Operating System compatibility is listed in section 2.


Note: PC capability, cost, and accessibility is constantly changing. This document provides Keri's recommendations, but is subject to change as PC hardware changes.

 

1.2 Generic PC Requirements

• Ethernet Adapter

• Keyboard, Mouse, Display

• USB Port(s)

 

1.2 Server PC or Combined Server/Client PC (Typical System)

  • Microprocessor - Intel i5, 2.4GHz or better, 64-bit
  • Memory - 8GB or greater
  • Hard Drive - 500GB or greater

1.3 Server PC or Combined Server/Client PC (Large System)

The following PC specifications are recommended for larger systems; such as a system with a high number of controllers and/or cardholders or one that uses multiple hardware gateways or a video gateway.

 

• Microprocessor - Intel i7, 2.6GHz or better, 16MB cache or greater, 64-bit

• Memory - 16 GB or greater

• Hard Drive - 2 TB or greater

• Video

- either on-board or plug-in card that supports a minimum resolution of 1280x1024

- a full EVR client (a licensed option) requires a video card with 64 MB or greater of RAM

 

1.4 Client Only PC

• Microprocessor - Intel Pentium, 2.4 GHz or greater, 4 MB cache or greater

• Memory - 4 GB or greater

• Hard Drive - 500GB or greater

 

1.5 PC Requirements for Running Photo ID and Telepathy

• Microprocessor - Intel Pentium, 2.4 GHz or greater, 4 MB cache or greater

• Memory - 4 GB or greater

• Hard Drive - 500GB or greater


1.6 PC Requirements for Doors.NET Series 4 and 5 Software

  • Hardware - 64-bit PC microprocessor
  • Operating System - 64-bit OS
  • Memory - 8GB or greater
  • Hard Drive - 500 GB or greater
  • Windows v8.1 or greater

  • Windows Server 2012 or greater *

  • Microsoft .NET Framework v4.8.0 or greater. This version of .NET Framework is required to take advantage of all enhancements implemented in Doors.NET v4.8.0.

  • SQL Express 2016 or greater. 

Note: If your Windows version supports it, the Doors.NET installer will install SQL Express 2019 on new installations. Otherwise there are three available options:

  1. You can proceed by selecting an existing SQL Server on your network.
  2. You will need to manually install SQL Server/SQL Server Express 2016/2017 and then re-run the install.
  3. Install Doors.NET v4.4.0 (which will install SQL 2016 and then re-run the v5.0.0 installer.

* Server 2012 and Server 2012R2  is compatible up to v5.0.0 software but for new installations you should install v4.4.0 first. Installing v4.4.0 will install SQL Express 2016 (which is the last supported SQL version for this operating system). You can then upgrade to v5.0.0 as the system will then use the existing SQL Express 2016 database engine.

If your system does not meet these requirements you must use Series 3 software (v3.5.1.22 sp1) - see section 3.0.

 

2.0 Operating System Compatibility Table

Previous versions of Doors.NET used .NET Framework v3.5. With the release of Doors.NET series 4 and 5 software, Keri is now using .NET Framework v4.6.2 and SQL Express 2016 or SQL Express 2019. This allows our software to take advantage of the power, functionality, and speed provided by the current .NET Framework revision- and also reduces software installation/upgrade time.


However, it also brings limitations, set by Microsoft, for series 4 and 5 software installation:
  • .NET Framework v4.6.2 is incompatible with certain older operating systems. This means Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and any older operating systems are no longer supported (these must run of series 2 software).
  •  SQL Express 2016 requires a 64-bit microprocessor/operating system and .NET Framework v4.6.2 for operation. This means the 32-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 will require a manual installation of SQL Express 2014 prior to installing Doors.NET series 4 software.
  • .NET Framework 2.0/3.5 is not typically installed on Windows 10. Before installing SQL Express 2014, you will have to install .NET Framework 2.0/3.5. You must have an active Internet connection to complete this installation.

 

If you do not know the type of microprocessor/operating system your PC uses, you can find this information by running Microsoft’s System Information utility. This utility is a part of your operating system. The microprocessor type is found under System Summary > System Type. Your System Type will be listed as either "x64-based PC" for 64-bit microprocessors or "x86-based PC" for 32-bit microprocessors.

 

The following table lists Windows operating systems that are compatible with Doors.NET series 4 software:

 

Windows Operating System
Compatible with Series 4 and 5 Software
Windows Server 2022 (x64)
Yes
Windows Server 2019 (x64)
Yes
Windows Server 2016 (x64)
YES
Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
YES
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
YES
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
NO
Windows Server 2008 (x64)
NO
Windows Server 2008 (x86)
NO
Windows Server 2003 - all versions
NO
Windows 11 (x64)
YES
Windows 10 (x64)
YES
Windows 10 (x86)
YES
Windows 8.1 (x64)
YES
Windows 8.1 (x86)
YES
Windows 8 (x64)
NO
Windows 8 (x86)
NO
Windows 7 (x64)
NO
Windows 7 (x86)
NO
Windows Vista - all versions
NO
Windows XP - all versions
NO


 

Doors.NET Series 4 Software Notes:

  • Doors.NET series 4 is not compatible with Aimetis Symphony and Panasonic Video as these systems are dependent upon an older version of Microsoft .NET Framework software. This is likely true for other, older video systems as well.

  • Keri has ended support for ASSA Wi-Fi/PoE locking products.

  • The new Visual Doors client is installed with series 4 and 5 software. It is not available for use with older versions of Doors.NET.

  • Server 2012 and Server 2012R2  is compatible with v4.8.0 and above but for new installations you should install v4.4.0 first. Installing v4.4.0 will also install SQL Express 2016 (which is the last supported SQL version for this operating system). You can then upgrade to the most current Doors.NET version - as the system will then use the existing SQL Express 2016 database engine.

3.0 Doors.NET Operating System Compatibility Table (up to v3.5.1.22 SP1)

Vista (SP1)
32-bit
64-bit
Home Basic
NO
NO
Home Premium
NO
NO
Business
YES
YES
Enterprise
YES
YES
Ultimate
YES
YES
 
 
 
Windows 7
32-bit
64-bit
Home Premium
NO
NO
Professional
YES
YES
Ultimate
YES
YES
 
 
 
Windows 8
32-bit
64-bit
Basic
NO
NO
Professional
YES
YES
Enterprise
YES
YES
 
 
 
Windows Server
32-bit
64-bit
2003
YES
YES
2008
YES
YES
2008 R2
YES
YES
2012
N/A
YES
 
 
 

 

Important Note:

Doors.NET Series 3 software is no longer in development as it uses an out of date version of Microsoft's .NET Framework. Keri strongly recommends you update your PC hardware and operating system to stay current with Microsoft system requirements to be capable of running the Doors.NET Series 4 and 5 software.


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