System requirements for the new Office server products

Exchange 2013

COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
  • 64-bit architecture-based computer with Intel processor that supports Intel 64 architecture (formerly known as Intel EM64T).
  • AMD processor that supports the AMD64 platform.
  • Intel Itanium IA64 processors not supported.
Memory Varies depending on Exchange features that are installed.
Paging file size The page file size minimum and maximum must be set to physical RAM plus 10 MB.
Hard disk
  • At least 1.2 GB of available disk space on the drive on which you install Exchange.
  • An additional 500 MB of available disk space for each Unified Messaging (UM) language pack that you plan to install.
  • 200 MB of available disk space on the system drive.
  • A hard disk that stores the message queue database on an Edge Transport server or Hub Transport server with at least 500 MB of free space.
Drive DVD-ROM drive, local or network accessible.
Display 800 x 600 or higher-resolution.
File format Disk partitions formatted as NTFS file systems, which applies to the following partitions:
  • System partition
  • Partitions that store Exchange binary files
  • Partitions containing transaction log files
  • Partitions containing database files
  • Partitions containing other Exchange files
Operating system 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later 64-bit edition of Windows Server 8 SKU
Other Supported coexistence scenarios The following table shows which Exchange version can coexist with an Exchange 15 organization:
Exchange version Exchange 2000 Exchange 2003 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2010 Mixed Exchange 2007 and Exchange2010 organization Exchange organization coexistence Not supported Not Supported Supported* Supported* Supported*
Important: * Exchange 15 now supports coexistence with Exchange 2010. You must install Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) in the same Active Directory forest. Current builds of Exchange 15 do not support coexistence with Exchange 2007 in the same Active Directory forest. Support for coexistence with Exchange 2007 will be added in later builds. For more information, see Install Exchange 15 in an Existing Exchange 2010 Organization. Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 organizations You cannot upgrade existing Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 organizations directly to Exchange 2013. You must first upgrade the organizations to either an Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 organization, and then you can upgrade to Exchange 2013. We recommend that you upgrade your organization from Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, and then upgrade from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013. Network and directory servers The following table lists the requirements for the network and the directory servers in your Exchange 2013 organization. Network and directory server requirements for Exchange 2013 Component Requirement Schema master: By default, the schema master runs on the first Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller installed in a forest. The schema master must be running any of the following:
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise
Global catalog server: In each Active Directory site where you plan to install Exchange 2013, you must have at least one global catalog server running any of the following:
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise
For more information about global catalog servers, see What is the Global Catalog. Domain controller: In each Active Directory site where you plan to install Exchange 2013, you must have at least one writeable domain controller running any of the following:
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise SP1 or later (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter RTM or later
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter RTM or later
Active Directory forest: Active Directory must be at Windows Server 2003 forest functionality mode or higher. Installing Exchange 2013 on directory servers: For security and performance reasons, we recommend that you install Exchange 2013 only on member servers and not on Active Directory servers. However, you cannot run DCPromo on a computer running Exchange 2013. Support for Outlook and Entourage: Exchange 2013 supports the following versions of Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Entourage for Mac:
  • Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2007
  • Entourage 2008 for Mac, Web Services Edition
  • Outlook for Mac 2011
Outlook clients earlier than Outlook 2007 are not supported. Email clients on Mac operating systems that require DAV are not supported.

SharePoint Server 2013

For the latest system requirements for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation, please see Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013.

Lync Server 2013

Front End On-Premises

COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Server Enterprise-grade server, with a minimum of 2 CPU sockets (8-24 CPU core total).
Computer and processor Intel Xeon 5500 series or AMD Opteron 6100 series (2 GHz+).
NIC Dual 1 GbE or 10 GbE.
Storage 8 or more SATA or SAS HDD 10K RPM or faster (DAS), or equivalent storage, RAID 1. (Standard Edition with collocated SQL DB server 4 disks, RAID 1).
Memory 32 GB of PC2-6400 DDR2 or PC3-8500 DDR3 memory (or faster).
Front End Services
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Server Enterprise-grade server, with a minimum of 2 CPU sockets with 4-12 core CPU (8-24 CPU total core).
Computer and processor Intel Xeon L5640 2.13GHz series (6 core) or AMD Opteron 61xx series (8-12core) (2 GHz+).
NIC Dual 1GbE / 10 GbE.
Storage 8 or more SATA or SAS HDD 10k rpm or higher (DAS), or equivalent storage, RAID 1 . 3 spindles (assume RAID 1 mirrored pair of disks) 1 OS, 1 DB Log, 1 DB datafiles for Registrar DB in Services.
Memory (32GB) – 6 x 4 GB PC3-10600R memory (or faster).
Director Mon/Arch Server
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Server Enterprise-grade server, with a minimum of 2 CPU sockets (8-12 CPU core).
Computer and processor Intel Xeon 5500 series or AMD Opteron 6100 series (2 GHz+).
NIC Dual 1 GbE or 10 GbE.
Storage 2 or more SATA or SAS HDD 10k rpm or higher (DAS), or equivalent storage, RAID 1.
Memory 8 GB PC2-6400 DDR2, or PC3-8500 DDR3 memory (or faster).
SQL Backend Server
COMPONENT REQUIREMENT
Server Enterprise-grade server, with a minimum of 2 CPU sockets (8-12 CPU core).
Computer and processor Intel Xeon 5500 series or AMD Opteron 6100 series (2 GHz+).
NIC Dual 1 GbE or 10 GbE.
Storage 8 or more SATA or SAS HDD 10k rpm or higher (DAS), or equivalent storage, RAID 1 or 10 . (4 Spindles: OS, Log, Log, DB). SAN with 4 dedicated LUNs.
Memory 32 GB PC2-6400 DDR2, or PC3-8500 DDR3 memory (or faster).