When installing Ephesoft, there are a few pre-requisites that will make the installation process faster and more effective.

Pre-installed applications:
.NET 3.5 (.NET 3.5.1 will work)
.NET 4.5
Fully up to date Windows Updates (Run a windows update before installing Ephesoft)


Pre-installation configurations:
Verify that your server name does not include any invalid characters such as underscores or other special characters (!@#$%^&*?<>[]{}~,)
Disable UAC on the server (This is a mandatory and vital step before installing Ephesoft)
Verify that the user from which you will run the Ephesoft service has full control of the SharedFolders and Watch folder for each Batch Class.
Verify that there are no other applications using port 8080 on the intended Ephesoft server
If using an external SQL instance, verify that the correct ports are open on the Server’s firewall(MSSQL= 1433,MySQL/MariaDB= 3306)
Enable TCP/IP in the MSSQL instance if using a pre-installed MSSQL instance.(http://wiki.ephesoft.com/microsoft-sql-server-mssql-installation-and-configuration-instructions)
Create an exclusion for the Ephesoft directory in any running antivirus Software
Check that the Ephesoft installation file isn’t blocked by certain versions of Windows. Right click msi file and check the properties. Unblock if necessary.
Disable IPv6 by applying Microsoft patch – http://download.ephesoft.com/Ephesoft_Product/Wiki_links/MicrosoftEasyFix50409.msi


Mandatory installation steps:
Always install Ephesoft in windows from a command line with admin privileges using the command msiexec /i Ephesoft_Installer.msi


Known Compatibility issues:
Windows 7 x86 has known issues with Ephesoft that require extra steps while installing. (http://wiki.ephesoft.com/windows-installation-win7-32)

Issues with MS SQL Server 2008 – Link

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