Adobe Connect 8.x Technical Specs


For specifications of the other versions, see

Client system requirements - Hosted and licensed deployments

The following tech specs are for Adobe Connect 8.x.


  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP or Windows 7; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1

Mac OS

  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7.2 (Intel)
  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari 4 or 5; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1
More information on Mac OSX Lion support can be found here.


  • Ubuntu 10.04; Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 4.x or later; Novell SUSE® 9.x or 10.x
  • Adobe Connect Add-in for Ubuntu 10.04 and RHEL 6.1
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1


  • Solaris™ 10
  • No Adobe Connect Add-in
  • Mozilla Firefox 3
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1

Chrome OS

  • No Adobe Connect Add-in
  • Integrated Adobe Flash Player

Virtual environments

  • Citrix XenApp 6
  • VMware View 4.6

Additional requirements

Bandwidth: 256Kbps (512Kbps recommended) for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.

Server system requirements - Licensed deployments only


  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 SP2, 2008 R2

Virtual environments

  • VMware ESX 4


  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1

Hardware requirements

  • 3GHz dual-core Intel Xeon® processor (2GHz quad-core Intel Xeon or faster recommended)
  • 4GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for Adobe Connect Enterprise installation, 150GB of available hard-disk space for content storage; disk space requirements will increase as more content is stored
  • NTFS file system (FAT32 file systems not supported)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Adobe Connect Server deployment with SSL enabled
  • SSL Hardware Accelerator or built-in Connect Enterprise software SSL
  • Adobe Connect Server deployment on virtualized systems: VMware ESX 4

Note that your needs will vary depending on deployment size and usage.

Shared storage requirements

  • Disk specs: 10,000–15,000 RPM — Fibre Channel preferred
  • Network link: TCP/IP — 1GigE I/O throughput or better
  • Controller: Dual controllers with Active/Active multi-path capability
  • Protocol: CIFS or equivalent
For deploying Adobe Connect Server with network attached storage or storage area networks, the above specifications are recommended.Note that your needs will vary depending on deployment size and usage.

Network requirements

  • 100Mbps Ethernet (1Gbps recommended)

Port Requirements

  • 1935 (RTMP), 80 or other HTTP port, 443 if SSL is enabled; 25 for SMTP (optional); 1433 for external database (optional)

LDAP directory server

  • Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS — formerly ADAM) on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) with Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003
  • Active Directory for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 R2


Adobe Connect can be deployed with any LDAP-compliant directories. The above LDAP directory servers have been tested with Adobe Connect.

Adobe Connect Edge Server

  • 3GHz dual-core Intel Xeon processor (2GHz quad-core Intel Xeon or faster recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 100Mbps Ethernet (1Gbps recommended)

Universal Voice using Flash Media Gateway

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) with Service Pack 2

Hardware requirements

  • 2GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processor (3GHz quad-core Intel Xeon recommended)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; 10GB of available hard-disk space for operation
  • NTFS file system (FAT32 file systems not supported)
  • CD-ROM drive

Network requirements

  • TCP/IP — 100Mbps (1Gbps recommended)
  • Port 5060 TCP
  • An additional two ports are required for each concurrent meeting that uses Universal Voice; these ports are configured as a range (example: 5,000–6,000 would support 500 meetings using Universal Voice)
  • 100Mbps Ethernet (1Gbps recommended)

To use Universal Voice, you will need to install and configure Adobe Flash Media Gateway. Flash Media Gateway needs to be configured to place calls through a SIP-compliant end point that allows calls to be routed to your preferred audio conferencing service.
While Flash Media Gateway can be installed on the same system as the application server, it is recommended that it be installed on a separate system.

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