Eclipse Classic Hardware Requirements

Eclipse Classic Hardware Requirements

Eclipse is compatible with many versions of Windows and Windows Server. Our support for Windows generally aligns with Microsoft’s support for Windows.

Supported

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Supported but not recommended

  • Windows Server 2012 – Main support ended 2016; extended support ends in 2023
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 – Main support ended 2016; extended support ends in 2023

Unsupported

When Microsoft ends support of an operating system, AMS Controls can no longer support that operating system.

  • Windows 7 – Not supported by Microsoft or AMS Controls as of January 2020
  • Windows 8 – Not supported by Microsoft or AMS Controls as of January 2016
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – Not supported by Microsoft or AMS Controls as of January 2020.

Other considerations

Once you have verified that you are operating on a supported system, the following considerations are necessary:

  • Each user must have full security access to the Eclipse folder.
  • The ADAM 4561 USB to Serial Converter is not compatible in 64-bit Windows. See below on connectivity options.
  • After installation, Eclipse needs to run once as Administrator. Right-click on the Eclipse shortcut and select “Run as Administrator.” In some cases, Eclipse will need to be run in compatibility mode. See below on how to configure this.

If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows or Windows Server, please note:

  • The ADAM 4561 USB to Serial Converter is not compatible. You must use an Ethernet to RS485 Converter – we recommend the B&B ESR901 converter. Click here for setup instructions.
  •  Special setup is required for SQL Server ODBC connections. The ODBC Administrator tool in the Control Panel manages data source names (DSNs) for 64-bit applications. Since Eclipse is a 32-bit application, you must use the 32-bit version of the ODBC Administrator tool. This is located at: C:\Windows\SysWoW64\Odbcad32.exe (where C is your system drive). You can read more from this Microsoft Support Article.
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