System Requirements

Platforms
Desktop Containers

Desktop Containers supports the following platforms for Desktop Containers build, snapshotting, and execution. (These operating systems are also supported when running within VMware and Microsoft hardware virtualization and hypervisor environments.):

  • Windows Server 2003, all editions
  • Windows XP, all editions
  • Windows Embedded XP
  • Windows Vista, all editions
  • Windows Server 2008, all editions
  • Windows 7, all editions
  • Widows Server 2012, all editions
  • Windows 8, all editions

Desktop Containers also has limited support for the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), though certain applications depending on operating system features unavailable in WinPE may not function properly.

Desktop Containers can be used to create 32-bit executables, which can be run under 32-bit mode on x64-based platforms, or native 64-bit executables for running only on x64-based platforms.

Desktop Containers Server

You can install the Desktop Containers Server on the following server platforms:

  • Windows Server 2008, all editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, all editions

Note: Internet Explorer 10 is not currently supported as a browser for managing the server

Predictive Streaming

Desktop Containers uses a browser plug-in to facilitate streaming. Windows-based browsers currently supported include all versions of:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari

Desktop Containers does not use proprietary communication protocols and typically works transparently with most firewalls, routers, and proxies. Current protocol support for streaming includes:

  • HTP
  • SMB
  • CIFS
Application Compatibility

Desktop Containers engine supports most Windows applications. In addition, the following popular applications are tested, certified, and supported:

Abi Source
  • AbiWord
Adobe / Macromedia
  • Acrobat Reader 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and X
  • Dreamweaver 8, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5
  • Flash Player
  • Air Runtime
    • Creative Suite 2, 3, 4, 5 and 5.5
  • Flash Professional 8, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5
  • Freehand MX
  • Illustrator CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5
  • Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5
Apache Foundation
  • HTTP Server 2
Apple
  • iTunes
  • Quicktime
  • Safari 3, 4 and 5
Autodesk
  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD LT
  • Design Review
  • Maya 7, 8 and 2010
Axialis
  • IconWorkshop 6
AxoSoft
  • OnTime Client 5
BS.Global
  • BS.player
BusinessObjects
  • Crystal Reports 9 Pro
Cerulean Studios
  • Trillian 3
Citrix
  • Access Gateway Admin Client
  • ICA Client
  • Program Neighborhood 9
Corel
  • CorelDraw 12
  • Painter IX
COWON
  • JetAudio
Crayola
  • Art Studio
dotPDN
  • Paint .NET
EasyBoot Systems
  • UltraISO Premium 8.6
Eclipse
  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
Embarcadero
  • DB Artisan
  • RadStudio 2010
FileZilla
  • FileZilla 2, 3.5
Foxit
  • Foxit Reader 3, 4.3
Google
  • Chrome 11 and newer
  • Google Earth
  • Google Picasa
  • Google SketchUp
  • GoogleTalk
GreTech
  • GOM Player 2
Intuit
  • Lacert Tax Planner
  • Quickbooks 2010
  • Quickbooks Simple Start Free Edition
JASC
  • Paint Shop Pro 7
MathWorks
  • Matlab
Microsoft
  • .NET Framework 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4
  • DirectX 9 and 10
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Office 97, XP, 2003, 2007 and 2010
  • Remote Desktop Client
  • SilverLight 2, 3, and 4
  • SQL Server Express 2005 and 2008
  • Visio 2003 and 2007
  • Visual Basic 6
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Windows Media Player
Mozilla
  • Firefox 2 and newer
  • Thunderbird 3 and newer
Muziic
  • Muziic
Notepad ++
  • Notepad ++ 5
Micro Focus
  • GroupWise® 7 and 8
  • GroupWise IM 2
  • OpenOffice 3
Nullsoft
  • Winamp 5
Opera Software
  • Opera 9, 10 and 11
Oracle
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • MySQL Workbench 5
  • Open Office 2 and 3
  • Oracle 9 Client
  • Oracle Calendar Desktop
  • StarOffice 8 and 9
Pandora
  • Pandora Desktop
Parametric Technology
  • Mathcad 13 and 14
PGP
  • PGP Desktop
Pidgin
  • Pidgin 2
Quark
  • Express 5
Red Gate Software
  • SQL Compare 8
Roxio
  • Creator Plus
SAP
  • SAP GUI 6
Siemens
  • Unigraphics NX
Skype
  • Skype 2, 3, 4 and 5.5
Smith Micro
  • Poser 7 and 8
Softera
  • LDAP Browser 2
SolidWorks
  • SolidWorks 2008
Songbird
  • Songbird
SystemTools
  • Hyena 6.7
The GIMP Team
  • GIMP 2
Ulead
  • DVD Player 1.1
VanDyke
  • SecureCRT 5
WinRAR
  • WinRAR 3.6
WinZip
  • WinZip 14
Wolfram Research
  • Mathematica 5
  • Mathematica Player 7
X-Ways
  • WinHEX 13
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