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System Requirements

Windows Compatibility Information

Applications Windows 7 Pro / Ultimate
32 & 64 bit
Windows 8 Pro / Enterprise
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
Connection Support Remote office connection via Terminal Server or Terminal Server with Citrix are supported.
Note: Microsoft Office 365 service for email hosting is not supported when using Citrix/Terminal Server. Please refer to Microsoft software requirements for Office 365.  
Remote Access:
  • Microsoft® Windows 2003/2008
  • 32-bit and 64-bit supported
  • 2 GB RAM free2
  • 2 GHz minimum
  • Gigabit network recommended
Printing Microsoft supported printers.
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.

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 required when using full text indexer with
    Office 2007 documents (currently Windows Server 2012 does not support full text index searching)
  • Additional disks will be required for Full Text Index storage
  • Additional Microsoft filter required for Office 2007 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.