JADE Operational Requirements

Operational Requirements

Note: We recommend that you keep up-to-date with Service Packs and security updates for the operating system that you are running.

The supported Windows operating system versions of software required for JADE development and JADE applications are:

  • Windows Server 2016 (from JADE 7.1.09, JADE 2016.0.01, and later)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (for JADE 7.1 & 2016 only)
  • Windows 10 (from JADE 7.1.06, JADE 2016.0.01, and later)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8

As Windows Vista extended support from Microsoft ended in April 2017, JADE no longer supports it.


JADE uses different versions of the Expat Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Web service parser for 32-bit and 64-bit installations. (For details, see http://expat.sourceforge.net/.) The 32-bit version and the 64-bit version are built using expat_2.1.0. The 64-bit version of the parser, which is stricter in enforcing validation rules, can raise exceptions in some applications.


Notes: The database server will run only on a 64-bit version of Windows. Clients can be 32-bit or 64-bit.

JADE encodes Unicode characters using the wide-character-encoding routines provided by Microsoft Windows.

JADE 2018 is built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, which requires the installation of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributables. You must install the x64 redistributables to run a 64-bit node, and the x86 redistributables to run a 32-bit node.

Installation of the required C++ runtimes will be done as part of the normal JADE installation, if necessary. Installing this Microsoft redistributable package requires administration privileges.

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