AEM Forms on JEE server can be set up using any combination of supported operating systems, application servers, databases, database drivers, JDK, LDAP servers, and email servers. This article lists supported software and its version, exceptions, patch definitions, and third-party software patch support policy.

Note:

For a complete list of exceptions to supported server platforms, see Exceptions to supported server platforms.

Note:

AEM forms on JEE supports only English, French, German, and Japanese versions of the supported operating systems and applications.   

Production environments

Note:

AEM forms on JEE supports only 64-bit operating systems for production and development environments.

Platform (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

Microsoft® Windows® Server® 2008 R2

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® Server® 2008 R1

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® Server® 2012 R2

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Service packs and critical updates

IBM® AIX® 7.1

Technology levels, service packs, and program temporary fixes (PTFs)

IBM® AIX® 6.1

Technology levels, service packs, and PTFs

Oracle Solaris™ 11
Updates and patches

Oracle Solaris™ 10 update 4

Updates and patches

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Server & AP 6.0

Minor releases, cumulative updates, and critical updates

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Server & AP 5.7

Minor releases¸ cumulative updates, and critical updates

SUSE® Linux® Enterprise Server 11

Service packs, cumulative patches, and critical security updates

Virtualized environment

Vendor/Technology (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

VMWare ESX 3.0, 4.0 and VMWare ESXi 5.0

Minor versions, updates, and patches

Development environments

Note:

AEM forms on JEE supports only 64-bit operating systems for production and development environments.

Platform (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

Microsoft® Windows® 7

Service pack and critical updates

Java Virtual Machines (JVM)

Note:

AEM forms on JEE supports only 64-bit JVMs on production environments.

Product (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

Oracle Java™ 7 update 25 Updates

IBM® WebSphere® Java™ SDK 1.7

(As supported by WebSphere® version)

JDK SRs

IBM® WebSphere® Java™ SDK 1.6

(As supported by WebSphere® version)

JDK SRs

Application servers

Note:

IBM® WebSphere® clusters are only supported in Network Deployment editions.

Product (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

JBoss® Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6.2.0

(No support for Community editions)

Patches and cumulative patches.

Moving from one micro version to another is not supported (for example, EAP 6.2.1 is not supported).

Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.1 (12c)

12.1.1 only

IBM® WebSphere® 8.5.5.x
where x = 0

(Base and Network Deployment editions)

Fix packs

Note: x denotes the fix pack number. Therefore, the supported versions are 8.5.5.0, 8.5.5.1, 8.5.5.2, and so on.
 

IBM® WebSphere® 8.0.0.x
where x = 2

(Base and Network Deployment editions)

Fix packs

Note: x denotes the fix pack number. Therefore, the supported versions are 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, and so on.
 

Databases

Product (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

MySQL 5.5.38

Updates that do not change the major.minor version

Microsoft® SQL Server 2012

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Updates and service packs

Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Updates and service packs

Microsoft® SQL Server 2008

(Standard and Enterprise editions)

Updates and service packs

Oracle 11g R2

(Standard, Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Enterprise editions)

Patch sets

Oracle 12c

(Standard, Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Enterprise editions)

Patch sets

IBM® DB2® 9.7

(WorkGroup and Enterprise editions)

All minor versions (9.8 and so on), fix packs (fix pack 1, 2, 3, and so on), and APARs (fixes)

Database drivers

Product (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

Connector/J 5.1.14 GA for RedHat MySQL
 

Supplied with AEM forms on JEE installation

Microsoft® SQL Server JDBC driver 3.0 (sqljdbc4.jar) if using Java 6
 

Supplied with AEM forms on JEE installation.
 
Microsoft® SQL Server JDBC driver 4.0 (sqljdbc4.jar) if using Java 7
 
Supplied with AEM forms on JEE installation.

Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 JDBC driver (ojdbc6.jar)
 

Supplied with AEM forms on JEE installation

IBM® DB2 Universal JDBC driver 3.50.152 (db2jcc.jar)
 

Supplied with AEM forms on JEE installation

LDAP servers (optional)

Product (Base Version)

Supported Patch Definitions

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0

Service packs

Oracle (or SunOne) Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3

Service packs

Oracle (or SunOne) Directory Server Enterprise Edition 5.2

Service packs

Microsoft® Active Directory 2012

As part of the OS update

Microsoft® Active Directory 2008 R2

As part of the OS update

Microsoft® Active Directory 2008

As part of the OS update

Microsoft® Active Directory 2003

As part of the OS update

Microsoft® Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services 2012

As part of the OS update

Microsoft® Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services 2008 R2

As part of the OS update

Microsoft® Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services 2008

As part of the OS update

IBM® Tivoli Directory Server 6.3

Feature packs and interim fixes

IBM® Tivoli Directory Server 6

Feature packs and interim fixes

Novell eDirectory 8.8.7

Product updates

Novell eDirectory 8.7.3

Product updates

IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.0

Maintenance release and fix packs

IBM Lotus Domino 8.0.0

Maintenance release and fix packs

ADAM 1.1.3790.2075

-

OpenLDAP 2.3.43-12.el5_5.3.i386

-

Email servers (optional)

Product
IBM Lotus Domino 9.0
IBM Lotus Domino 8.5
Microsoft® Exchange 2010
Microsoft® Exchange 2007
Microsoft® Exchange 2003
Microsoft® Exchange 2000
Send Mail (Included with RedHat)
Novel GroupWise 7
Novel GroupWise 6

Content managers and corresponding connectors

Product
Version
IBM Content Manager Server 8.4 Fix pack 1 and 8.5 Fix pack 2
IBM Content Manager Client
  •  For IBM Content Manager Server 8.4 Fix pack 1, client version 8.4.1 is supported
  •  For IBM Content Manager Server 8.5 Fix pack 2, client version 8.4.3 FP4 is supported
EMC Documentum 6.7 and 7.0
IBM Filenet 5.0 and 5.2
Microsoft Sharepoint 2007, 2010, and 2013

Software support for PDF Generator

Note:

PDF Generator supports only English, French, German, and Japanese versions of the supported operating systems and applications.

In addition:

  • PDF Generator is not supported on Windows 2008 R1. PDF Generator on Windows requires Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and later.
  • AEM forms on JEE supports only 32-bit editions of supported software.
  • The OCR PDF (Searchable PDF), Optimize PDF, and Export PDF features are supported only on Microsoft® Windows®.
  • The HTML2PDF service is supported on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Server & AP 6.

Product

Supported Formats for Conversion to PDF

Adobe® Acrobat® Pro DC XPS, image formats (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, JPF, JPX, JP2, J2K, J2C, JPC), HTML, HTM, DWG, DXF, and DWF

Adobe® Acrobat® XI Pro

XPS, image formats (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, JPF, JPX, JP2, J2K, J2C, JPC), HTML, HTM, DWG, DXF, and DWF

Microsoft® Office 2013 DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, RTF, and TXT

Microsoft® Office 2010

DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, RTF, and TXT

Microsoft® Office 2007

DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, RTF, and TXT

Microsoft® Office Visio 2010

VSD

Microsoft® Office Visio 2007

VSD

Microsoft® Publisher 2010

PUB

Microsoft® Publisher 2007

PUB

Microsoft® Project 2010

MPP

Microsoft® Project 2007

MPP

Adobe® PageMaker 7

PMD, PM6, P65, and PM

Adobe® FrameMaker 8.0

FM

Corel WordPerfect X4

WPD
Note
: WordPerfect conversions are supported only on English version of Windows® Server®.

OpenOffice 3.4

ODT, ODP, ODS, ODG, ODF, SXW, SXI, SXC, SXD, XLS, XLSX, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, image formats (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, JPF, JPX, JP2, J2K, J2C, JPC), HTML, HTM, RTF, and TXT

OpenOffice 3.3

ODT, ODP, ODS, ODG, ODF, SXW, SXI, SXC, SXD, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, image formats (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, JPF, JPX, JP2, J2K, J2C, JPC), HTML, and HTM

Exceptions to supported server platforms

Consider the following exceptions while choosing a platform to set up your AEM forms on JEE server.

  • AEM forms on JEE doesn’t support Oracle WebLogic and JBoss® on IBM® AIX®.
  • AEM forms on JEE doesn’t support Oracle WebLogic and IBM® WebSphere® with MySQL.
  • AEM forms on JEE doesn’t support Oracle Solaris™ with Intel® architecture (only SPARC® is supported).
  • For JDK 7 variants, AEM forms on JEE doesn't support any other JDK other than Oracle Java™ SE with Oracle WebLogic irrespective of the OS variant
  • AEM forms on JEE doesn’t support any JDK with JBoss® other than Oracle Java™ SE.
  • AEM forms on JEE doesn’t support any JDK with IBM® WebSphere® other than IBM® JDK.
  • AEM forms on JEE does not support TarMK for clusters.
  • AEM forms on JEE does not support TarMK Cold Standby.
  • AEM forms on JEE does not support vertical clustering.
  • PDF Generator is not supported on Windows 2008 R1. PDF Generator on Windows requires Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and later.
  • Red Hat® 6 is not supported for using HTML2PDF service of PDF Generator.
  • AEM forms on JEE doesn’t support IBM® DB2 with JBoss®.
  • For Microsoft Office 2013, PDFG does not support Microsoft Visio to PDF conversion.
  • AEM Forms on JEE doesn’t support IBM Content Manager connector client version 8.4.3 on Oracle Solaris 11.
  • AEM Forms on JEE doesn’t support IBM FileNet 5.2's process engine.

In addition, consider the following points while choosing software for Adobe AEM forms on JEE deployments:

  • AEM forms on JEE supports updates, patches, and fix packs on top of the specified major and minor version of supported software. However, update to the next major or minor version is not supported unless specified.
  • AEM forms on JEE supports various third-party software as per our Third-party software support Policy.
  • AEM forms on JEE supports platforms as per the support provided by third-party vendors. Some combinations may not be allowed by third-party vendors. For example, many vendors have not certified their application servers with IBM® DB2 9.8, and Oracle WebLogic 12c is not supported with Oracle Solaris 10 update 8 and below. As a result, AEM forms on JEE also doesn’t support these combinations. To ensure that you choose the supported software versions, check the support matrix for the third-party vendors as well.

System Requirements for AEM forms on JEE

Adobe LiveCycle Workbench 11

Note:

All operating systems are supported on 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, except Microsoft® Windows® XP, which is supported only on 32-bit architecture.

Platform

Supported Patch Definitions

Microsoft® Windows® 8

(Enterprise, Pro, Basic)

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® 7

(Enterprise, Pro, Home - Basic/Premium)

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Server R2, R1

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® Vista

(Ultimate, Business, Home -Basic/Premium)

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home

(Business, Basic/Premium)

Service packs and critical updates

Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional SP3

Service packs and critical updates

Adobe LiveCycle Designer 11

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
    • 1 GHz or faster processor with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2.
    • 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit OS
    • 16 GB disk space for 32-bit or 20 GB disk space for 64-bit OS

    Note: To install LiveCycle Designer on Windows, run the installer with Administrative privileges.

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
    • Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Intel Pentium 4 – 1 GHz (2 GHz recommended)
    • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit OS)
    • 1.3 GHz or faster processor
    • 512MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Windows Vista
    • Windows Vista® Home Basic or Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32 bit and 64 bit)
    • Intel Pentium 4 – 1 GHz (2 GHz recommended)
    • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Graphics memory – 128 MB of GPU (256 MB recommended)
  • 2.35 GB of available hard-disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internet Explorer 10 or 11; Firefox 32.0 or 33.0
  • 1024 X 768 pixels or greater monitor resolution
  • Video hardware acceleration (optional)
  • A minimum of Adobe® Acrobat® 10 Professional, Acrobat 10 Standard, or Adobe Reader® 10. To benefit from the new features in Adobe LiveCycle Designer 11, you must have Acrobat Pro DC, Acrobat Standard DC, or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. 

Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Acrobat and Adobe Reader (Base)

Supported Patch Definitions

Acrobat DC (Continuous track) Version 15.008.20082 and later
Acrobat DC (Classic track) Version 15.006.30066 and later

11.0 (recommended)

All updates and patches

10.0 All updates and patches

Note:

The Acrobat DC product family introduces two tracks for both Acrobat and Reader which are essentially different products: “Classic” and “Continuous.” For details and a comparison of the two tracks, see http://www.adobe.com/go/acrobatdctracks.

Desktops

Browser (Base)

Supported Patch Definitions

Windows® Internet Explorer 8

Service packs and updates

Windows® Internet Explorer 9

Service packs and updates

Windows® Internet Explorer 10 Service packs and updates
Windows® Internet Explorer 11 Service packs and updates

Mozilla Firefox 33

All updates

Google Chrome 28

All updates

Apple Safari 6.0

Minor revisions

Apple Safari 7.0

Minor revisions

Note:

Some browser-related exceptions for desktops are as follows:

  • HTML5 Forms and HTML Workspace require HTML5 support. Therefore, versions prior to Windows® Internet Explorer 9 are not supported.
  • Safari is supported only on Macintosh OS.
  • AEM forms on JEE UIs support only the desktop mode in Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11. App mode is not supported.
  • FireFox and Chrome are supported only on Microsoft® Windows® platforms (all variants of Windows® 7, Windows® Vista, Windows® 2008 R1, and Windows® 2008 R2). They are not supported on Windows® 8.
  • Only Safari is supported on Macintosh OS.
  • Workspace does not support Safari 5.1 on Macintosh OS X 10.6 and 10.7 with Acrobat 10.1.3 and earlier versions. For more information about Safari 5.1 compatibility with Adobe Reader, Acrobat, see http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/safari-5-1-incompatible-reader.html.
  • Administration Console is not supported on Safari.
  • Forms portal supports JAWS 14.0 screen reader software on Internet Explorer 10 for accessibility.

Mobile clients

Browser (Base)

Supported Patch Definitions

Chrome on Android™ 4.0 and later

All updates

Safari (iOS 5.1.1)

All updates

Safari (iOS 6.0)

All updates

Safari (iOS 7.0)

All updates

Note:

Some browser-related exceptions for mobile clients are as follows:

  • Mobile clients are supported only for HTML5 Forms and Forms Portal.
  • HTML5 Forms is not supported on the default browser on Android devices.
  • Forms Portal is supported on Safari on iPad only.
     

Mobile Workspace

Browser (Base)

Supported Patch Definitions

Chrome on Android™ 4.0 and later

All updates

Safari (iOS 5.1.1)

All updates

Safari (iOS 6.0)

All updates

Safari (iOS 7.0)

All updates

Adobe Flash Player

Flash Player (Base)

Supported Patch Definitions

Flash Player 11.1

Minor versions and updates

Flex SDK

  • Supports Flex SDK 4.1, 4.5 and, 4.6.
  • Correspondence Management Solution supports only Flex SDK 4.5
  • Workspace supports only Flex SDK 3.4.1.
     

Adobe AIR

  • Adobe AIR 3.1

Adobe Rights Management Extension for Microsoft Office

Click here to see the system requirements for Adobe Rights Management Extension for Microsoft® Office.

Adobe Central Output Server

AEM forms on JEE supports Adobe® Central Output Server 5.7.1. For more information, see Adobe Central Output Server upgrade FAQ.

Exceptions to client support

Microsoft® Windows® 2012 is not supported for all specified client-side software except Reader and Acrobat.

Also, AEM forms on JEE supports updates, patches, and fix packs on top of the specified major and minor version of supported software. However, update to the next major or minor version is not supported unless specified.

Third-party patch support policy

The third-party software requirements for AEM forms on JEE are documented in the “System Requirements” section of their respective product documents. All documentation can be accessed from http://helpx.adobe.com/aem-forms/6/getting-started.html. 

AEM forms on JEE’s third-party reference platforms state the specific patch level of third-party infrastructure that was current during the development and release of AEM forms on JEE, and from the minimum patch/service pack level of the infrastructure supported by that version of AEM forms on JEE. 

Adobe supports urgent or recommended patches issued by third-party vendors upon their release assuming that third-party vendors guarantee backward compatibility with the versions that AEM forms on JEE supports. Adobe will only support patches released after the minimum patch level stated in the AEM forms on JEE documentation.

In some cases, Adobe does not support third-party updates that change major functionality, and thus do not support full backward compatibility. For details on the supported updates, see Supported patch definitions for specific vendor products and the patch types Adobe supports.

Under circumstances beyond Adobe’s control, third-party patches that claim backward compatibility may have negative impact on the Adobe products or customer environments. In such cases, Adobe recommends that customers assess the impact of any urgent patch from a third party before applying them to critical systems. Adobe will work with third parties using reasonable business efforts to resolve such issues, either through normal Adobe support programs or by third parties rectifying the issue in their patch. This does not guarantee that a newly released third-party patch that will be supported by Adobe will work as documented by the vendor or with AEM forms on JEE.

Adobe reserves the right to change the third-party reference platforms supported by a AEM forms on JEE release and their supported patch definitions at any given point.

Additional information for third-party patches can also be found by searching the Adobe Enterprise Support site for knowledgebase articles related to your product.

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