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SmartPlant Foundation / SDx Version

An alternate or secondary server can host SmartPlant Foundation scheduler components that support functions such as reporting, loading, and batch printing.

For detailed procedures on setting up an alternate server, see Alternate secondary server setup for SmartPlant Foundation.

Hardware Recommendations

  • 4 core high-end server processor

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 5 GB free disk space for software installation

  • 1000 BaseT or higher network interface

  • DVD drive access, either locally or through a network connection (for installation media)

    Hardware sizing, especially for servers, depends on many factors such as the number of concurrent users per site and other software that is running on the machine.

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (64-bit) Datacenter or Standard edition

  • The Web Server (IIS) role must be installed, including:

    • Security > Basic Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 4.7

      • ASP.NET 4.7

  • The .NET Framework 4.7 feature must be installed, including:

    • WCF Services

      • HTTP Activation

      • Named Pipes Activation

      • TCP Activation

  • The Windows Process Activation Service feature must be installed, including:

    • Process Model

    • Configuration APIs

  • The Distributed Transaction Coordinator is now installed by default as part of the operating system. This service must be enabled and running for support of 32-bit COM+ application installation.

  • Windows Server 2019 is supported with UAC enabled and set to Level 3 (Default).

Be sure to install the most recent Microsoft security patches, available from

Software Prerequisites

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

  • A web browser is required in order to view the online documentation from this server.

SmartPlant Markup Plus

The following is required if the Remote Services component is installed on the server.

  • For Updates 33 and later, SmartPlant Markup Plus 2019 Service Pack 2 (required to perform View and Markup on Hexagon file formats)

    You must use SmartPlant Foundation Updates 33 or earlier and SmartPlant Markup Plus Service Pack 1 or earlier to view previously supported third-party file formats.

For Update 32 and earlier, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on the servers where the SmartPlant Foundation Server and Remote Services components are installed. If these components are installed on separate servers, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on both servers.