SW and HW Requirements for KN Server and Client


We’ve been receiving questions about system requirements for KN.  Important requirements include:



  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or 2007 mailbox is required for users running analysis. KN client analysis will not work against any other email systems other than Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or 2007.

  • Knowledge Network analysis will run successfully only on English email content.

 


See below for the more complete software and hardware requirements for KN on the client and server ends:


 


Software Requirements


 


Client:



  • Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista

  • .Net Framework 2.0

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or Office 2007

  • Outlook email client from Office 2003 of Office 2007

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7

  • Microsoft Exchange 2003 or 2007 mailbox required for users running analysis

  • Knowledge Network analysis will run successfully only on English email content

  • Either Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, or Microsoft Office Communicator are required to import Instant Messaging contacts

Server:



  • 32 bit Windows 2003 Enterprise Server SP1 with Office Server 12 or 64 bit (X64) Windows 2003 Enterprise Server SP1 with 64 bit Office Server 12

  • IIS 6.0 installed on the target server

  • .Net 2.0 and ASP.Net 2.0

  • Microsoft Office Server 2007 must be installed according to the appropriate server type (i.e. front-end or an application server)

  • Each of the computers must be using the NTFS file system

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or 2005

Minimum Hardware Requirements


 


KN Client:



  • 1 GHZ Processor (minimum)

  • 512 MB of RAM

  • 1 GB free space (2GB recommended)

Server:



  • Disk Space: 18 GB Data Space (30 GB Data space preferred)

  • Single box installation


    • CPU (X86 or X64): 2.5 GHZ

    • Memory: 4 GB recommended

  • Farm Deployment


    • Web server (CPU (X86 or X64): 2.5 GHZ, 2 GB RAM

    • App server (CPU (X86 or X64): 2.5 GHZ, 4 GB RAM

    • SQL (CPU (X86 or X64): Dual proc 2.5 GHZ; 4 GB RAM

Comments (9)

  1. KevinTunis says:

    Problem Installing Knowledge Network Server x64

    Knowledge Network Server installation has ended prematurely. Your computer has not been modified. To install Knowledge Network Server at a later time, please run the installer again.

    I get this message installing the 64 bit version of the Knowledge Network Server. Can anybody give me some ideas on what to do to get this installed?

    System being installedon:

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition

    2 GB Ram

    Any ideas on a Farm Deployment on Microsoft Virtual Server?

  2. With regards to:

    Either Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, or Microsoft Office Communicator are required to import Instant Messaging contacts

    I assume Windows Live Messenger is fine too?

  3. MSDNArchive says:

    Hi Kevin – This sounds like a permissions problem.  

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I have three questions:

    1. When would KN be released for RTM?

    2. Will this be a free add-on or we have to buy it?

    3. Will KN work on SharePoint 2007 standard or we need Enterprise?

    Thanks a lot.

    Gabo

  5. MSDNArchive says:

    KN will be available for no additional charge. KN works with Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard. KN also works with Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise, but does not require Enterprise. We’ll post more information soon about availability.

  6. MSDNArchive says:

    Hi Doug – Either Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, or Microsoft Office Communicator are required if the user wants to import Instant Messaging contacts.

  7. SizzleMaster says:

    I presume KN won’t work with MOSS Ent RTM.  Is this true?  Since updating to RTM, KN has been broken.  I’ve tried uninstalling and re-installing twice now.  Alos, any hint on when the RTM version of KN will be available?  Thanks.

  8. This new solution (add on to MOSS 2007) for finding people in an organisation truly fascinates me, so

  9. Ivan Brebner says:

    Hi there,

    I noted an issue when the instance of Sharepoint is running on VMware. When you attempt to install onto the VM, the instaltion package responds with an unknown CPU type and the install is halted.

    Any assistance in this would really be apreciated as I would like to do a demo next week to the User Group in Australia.

    Ivan the Terrible.