Azure Pack Express deployment hardware and software requirements

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

A Windows Azure Pack express deployment is installed on single physical or virtual machine.

Minimum hardware requirements

RAM 8 GB (don’t use dynamic memory)
Available hard disk space 40 GB

Software requirements

  • Windows Server® 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (see Windows Server 2012 compatibility for information on which version is best for you)
  • Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack (SP) 1
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 8 (built in component of Windows Server® 2012) or IIS 8.5 (built in component of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • .NET Framework 4.5 Extended, with ASP.NET for Windows 8
Before you install any of the Windows Azure Pack components, you must install the following software as described in Install software prerequisites


After complying with these prerequisites, you can Install an express deployment of Windows Azure Pack.