System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for Common Licensing.

Supported Operating System

GE recommends using the latest service packs for Windows operating systems. The user should have the software that support Common Licensing installers:

You must have one of the following operating systems :
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 SP1
Note: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012, with Common Licensing 18.8 and higher, require the latest Windows Updates to enable TLS 1.2 as default secure protocol.
Note: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 are no longer supported in Common Licensing 18.4 and higher. If you are using one of these operating systems, use Common Licensing 18.3.

Supported Virtual Machines

License Client

  • VMware ESXi 5.X
  • Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, or 2019
Local License Server
  • VMware ESXi 5.x
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 6.1, 6.3

Common Licensing was tested on VMware and the Parallels virtual machine software running on a Macintosh computer.