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System Requirements

Windows Compatibility Information

Applications Windows 7 Pro / Ultimate
32 & 64 bit
Windows 8 Pro / Enterprise
Windows 10
32 & 64 bit
Attorney Information Manager (AIM)

Document Management

Time and Billing
Accounts Payable
Management Reports
General Ledger
Conflict of Interest
Screen Painter

* Compatibility varies based on application; update may be required. For 64 bit Windows operating systems, an updated PerfectLaw® Software Client is required. Please contact our help desk for further information via e-mail at or our help desk support line.


Hardware/Network Requirements for PerfectLaw® Software

The following recommendations are established minimum system requirements. For your specific PerfectLaw® installation requirements/recommendations, please contact one of our PerfectLaw® Network engineers.

Running PerfectLaw® All-in-One® Software, word processor and e-mail program
Additional requirements for Time & Billing Workstations are noted in red.
  • Microsoft® Windows XP SP3 (32-bit supported) or Windows 7 Professional (32/64-bit supported)
  • 2 GB RAM (3 GB RAM)
  • 2 GHz Core 2 Duo (2.6 GHz Core 2 Quad)
  • Gigabit network
Database Server
Small Sized Firms:
(up to 10 users)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server
  • Microsoft® SQL Express1 (version 2005 or higher)
  • 2.0 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 100 GB Available disk space
Standard Sized Firms:
(11 to 75 users)
  • Microsoft Windows Server/64-bit
  • Standard Microsoft® SQL Server/64-bit (version 2005 or higher)
  • Dual 2.6 GHz processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Available disk space requirements vary based on document storage needs
Enterprise Sized Firms:
(>75 users)
  • Microsoft® Windows Server/64-bit
  • Standard Microsoft® SQL Server/64-bit (version 2005 or higher)
  • Dual/Quad 2.6 GHz processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Available disk space requirements vary based on document storage needs
Remote Offices (non-hosted)
Connection Support RDP services via Terminal Server using Microsoft remote desktop connection client or Citrix RDP client are supported
RDP (Terminal) Server Configuration:
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
  • 64-bit supported
  • 4 GB RAM for 1-6 users 2
  • 2-4 core at 2.6 GHz
  • Dedicated to RDP services only (SQL, Exchange and other server product must run on separate Windows servers)
  • Gigabit network recommended

Virtual Machines Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware VMs, and VDIs are supported.
Printing Microsoft supported printers.
  NOTE: For hosted networks please contact your PerfectLaw® representative
for additional requirements.

Non-Hosted Configuration
Client Server over WAN connection (non-hosted)
  • Configurations where PerfectLaw clients and servers are decentralized and distributed across a WAN, require special design, approval and testing to ensure sufficient bandwidth, performance and supportability

  • 50/50 MB Bandwidth with backup network connection for redundancy
  • Windows 2008 / 2012 R2 Servers
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or higher (system admin access required for PerfectLaw instance)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server (Impersonation support required)
  • Admin Access to domain controller for integration and support
  • Microsoft PPTP VPN Support Only

WebCIS and other web parts
Web-based server Requires Windows Server 2003/2008 IIS web services

NOTE: Perfectlaw® is designed to run as a client-server application over a LAN not a WAN; PerfectLaw operation over a WAN requires remote Microsoft RDP logins to a centralized Microsoft RDS server or similar technology;  WE DO NOT RECOMMEND running PerfectLaw® applications as a remote client with a centralized SQL SERVER OVER A WAN.

Two workstations, representing the most common windows configuration, should be available for configuration and installation testing.

A dedicated computer and network login is required for PerfectLaw® remote support (other than those required for normal processing by Buyer).

1 SQL Express Edition supports a limited database size, single processor server, and 1 GB of RAM in the buffer pool. Depending on performance requirements and existing hardware, Standard SQL may be required.

2 Additional memory be required depending upon the number of concurrent users.


Additional System Requirements for Applications

Application Requirements
PerfectLaw® Imaging Capture Tool (Paperless Workflow®)
  • Software resides on a workstation with Windows 32-bit Desktop Operating System (not server)
  • Intel Core Duo 3.0 GHz (maximum performance) with 1 GB available RAM
  • 40+ pages per min. (maximum performance)
  • Ideally, the OCR/OWR processor should reside on a standalone workstation because it is resource intensive
  • Requires AIM 7 or later
NOTE: Paperless Workflow® requires an available SMTP server for emailing notification and documents.
NOTE: *OPTIONAL* OCR/OWR Add-On resides on the same machine. Imaging capture tool and OCR/OWR Add-on run as foreground applications, meaning the computer it's running on can't be logged off or shutdown. It is recommended to install the capture tool on a workstation that is not used by any users. Or if running on a server, the server should not be logged off. Simply lock the screen.
PerfectLaw® iAIM Web Services
iSlips / iDocuments
  • Microsoft® Windows Desktop or Windows Server
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz (maximum performance) with 1 GB available RAM
  • IIS 6.0 or later
  • Internet Domain Name Required
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 or later
  • Requires AIM Version 7 or later
Exchange Profile Service (EPS)
  • Same workstation configuration as above (can reside on the same machine as Paperless Workflow®)
  • Microsoft Outlook 32-bit
  • Microsoft Exchange Dedication Email Account
    Application runs as a foreground application, Windows desktop must be logged in
PerfectLaw® Exchange PLSync
Exchange 2007/2010
  • Software resides on a workstation (or a virtual machine) with Windows 32-bit Desktop Operating System (not server) as a service
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz (maximum performance) with 1 GB available RAM
  • Requires AIM 7 or later
  • PerfectLaw® supports Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010
PerfectLaw® Full Text Search
  • Windows Server 2003,2008,2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 required when using full text indexer with
    Office documents (Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2 requires documents to be stored on SQL server)
  • Additional disks will be required for Full Text Index storage
  • Additional Microsoft filter required for Office 2007 and higher document indexing

NOTE: Full text search of profiled MSG files stored on a Windows 2008 64-bit server requires Outlook 2010 64-bit installed on the server. Outlook 2010 64-bit not included with purchase.

UPGRADES: The PerfectLaw® software will include a key that must be reactivated whenever the software is moved from one server to another. There will be no relicensing or relocation charge to Licensee to change a Designated Location (so long as only one Designated Location is in place at any one time) or to move the Software from one server to another (with the exception of network consulting required to assist licensee if there are problems with the move, which shall be provided by licensor at its then-current standard rates), and Licensor shall promptly reactivate the key following such move at Licensee’s request. Before any server move and/or upgrade takes place, a requirements document must be reviewed to determine the reconfiguration and/or relocation will properly work.