ExtremeZ-IP System Requirements

Take a closer look "under the hood" of ExtremeZ-IP, the most trusted solution for complete compatibility between Mac desktops and Windows servers. While the following are minimum systems requirements, the recommended systems requirements for a particular implementation or application can vary. Please consult with your ExtremeZ-IP team if you have questions or need assistance.

File & Print Server:

  • Windows Server Platforms: 2008 (inc. R2), 2003 (inc. R2), Windows Storage Server, Windows Powered NAS *
  • Windows Professional Platforms: Windows 7, Vista, XP Pro, XP Embedded *
  • Minimum processor - Pentium 3; Minimum RAM - 512 MB
  • Switched TCP/IP based network provides best performance - 100BaseT or 1000BaseT
  • ExtremeZ-IP volumes must be on NTFS formatted drives

*Please contact Group Logic sales if you need support for older versions of Microsoft Windows.

File Server Client:

No additional software is installed on the client for file sharing

  • Mac OS Classic
  • Mac OS X
    • Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later supported
    • Mac OS X 10.3 or later recommended
    • Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later recommended for single sign-on / Kerberos support
    • Mac OS X 10.4 or later required for Zidget support
    • Mac OS X 10.5 or later required for DFS and Network Spotlight support

AppleTalk support not available on Windows XP Pro. For file servers, AppleTalk is used by the Chooser on Mac OS 8/9 to discover servers, but alternative TCP/IP based methods exist.

Print Server Client:

  • Optional for basic printing, required for Print Accounting feature
  • Mac OS Classic
    • Mac OS 9.0 or later
  • Mac OS X
    • Mac OS X 10.3 or later recommended
    • Mac OS X 10.4 or later required for Zidget support
    • Print Accounting is not compatible with applications running in 64-bit mode on Mac OS X 10.6