• Operating system: Windows Server 2008 64 bit (including R2), Windows Server 2012 64 bit, Windows Server 2016 64 bit, Windows Server 2019 64 bit, IIS v 7.X
  • Minimum CPU: 1 x Dual Core Xeon or analog
  • Minimum free RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk space: A minimum of 10 GB of free space is required to install the software and 1 GB of free space on the drive that contains the temporary directory used by Cognos components.
  • Web server: IIS Web server must be installed and started.
    • Database: Cognos Content Database can be installed and configured as the default content store database (recommended for testing). For production deployment, use MSSQL database
    • Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server
  • Database tools installed on Cognos Server host (Cognos Server Host is different from the Database Host):
    • MSSQL 2008/2012/2014/2016 Native Client
    • MSSQL 2008/2012/2014 SQLCMD Command Line Utility
  • Web browser: For all web browsers, enable the following:
    • Cookies
    • JavaScript
  • For Microsoft Internet Explorer only, enable the following:
    • Run ActiveX controls and plugins
    • Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
    • Active scripting
    • Allow META REFRESH
  • If users want to email reports, they can use an SMTP server.

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