Altium Designer Documentation

System Requirements

Modified by Jason Howie on Jun 3, 2019
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Ensure that your computer/server meets the system requirements detailed below, prior to installing Altium Concord Pro.

Hardware Requirements

Altium Concord Pro can be installed on a PC running one of the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

Altium Concord Pro cannot be installed on a PC running a 32-bit OS, nor a 64-bit OS that does not support Windows Authentication (Core, Home, Starter, and Base editions). The following is a summary of supported Operating Systems:

  • Officially Supported: Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition 64-bit (Recommended), Windows Server 2012 R2, 64-bit (Minimum).
  • Recommended only for Evaluation: Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64 bit - Ultimate or Professional versions in each case. Due to being limited to 10 concurrent websockets in use through Concord Pro's browser interface on such an OS.
Altium Concord Pro relies on a number of Microsoft runtime components for successful operation and access. In some situations these may not be present on the target machine. If you receive an error message about a missing library (DLL) when you attempt to sign into your Altium Concord Pro installation, it indicates that there are missing Microsoft runtime components. Use this link to download and install these missing components: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=29 

The following are the recommended system requirements to install and run Altium Concord Pro. Note that these recommendations are for 5 concurrent users.

  • OS: Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • RAM: 16GB+
  • Processor: Intel® Xeon® processor or equivalent (4 or more cores)
  • Disk space: 200GB

The following are the minimum system requirements to install and run Altium Concord Pro. Note that these recommendations are for 5 concurrent users.

  • OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • RAM: 8GB+
  • Processor: Intel Core i3/i5 processor or equivalent (2 or more cores)
  • Disk space: 200GB

Altium Designer Requirements

To fully access and appreciate the features and technologies associated to, and installed with, Altium Concord Pro, requires the latest version of Altium Designer.

Installation & Other Software

Due to the observed unpredictable behavior of antivirus software, it is recommended to disable such software during the installation of Altium Concord Pro.

If the computer is also running Microsoft Exchange Server, you might receive an HTTP Error 503 error when you first attempt to log in. The installation of the Exchange Server can change the Internet Information Services (IIS) configuration in a way that conflicts with Altium Concord Pro. To resolve this, the following changes must be made to the applicationHost.config file:

<handlers accessPolicy="Read, Script">
...

<add name="kerbauth" image="C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\kerbauth.dll" preCondition="bitness64" />
<add name="WSMan" image="C:\Windows\system32\wsmsvc.dll" preCondition="bitness64" />
<add name="exppw" image="C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\ClientAccess\Owa\auth\exppw.dll" preCondition="bitness64" />
<add name="cafe_exppw" image="C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\FrontEnd\HttpProxy\bin\exppw.dll"  preCondition="bitness64" />

...
</handlers>

For information about the ApplicationHost.config file, refer to this article. For information on editing the file, refer to this article.

Additional Software Installed or Configured

  • Internet Information Services (IIS). For correct operation, Altium Concord Pro requires, at minimum, version 8.0 (IIS 8.0) to be installed. Installation of Altium Concord Pro will simply install the version of IIS native to your operating system:
    • IIS 10.0 - Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition (64-bit)
    • IIS 8.5 - Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • IIS 8.0 - Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Firebird 2.5 database engine
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2
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