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RightFax 21.2 System Requirements

Minimum and recommended environments for RightFax 21 Enhancement Pack 2
By: Advantage Technologies
[Confidence Bar] Article RightFax Versions: 21.2

RightFax Application Servers

Hardware Requirements

Processor: 2 CPU (or Virtual Cores) required. 4 CPU (or Virtual Cores) recommended.
Memory: 4GB RAM required. 8GB RAM recommended.
Hard Disk: Minimum free space is 10GB (1.2GB for installed programs). A 50GB (minimum) dedicated application disk for RightFax is recommended.

*Hard disk minimum requirements do not include space for storage of document images. To calculate needed disk space, OpenText recommends using an estimate of 35kb per page.

Additional Requirements for Physical Servers

  • 2x 146 GB Hard Drives, Raid 1 (for better performance 3x 146GB, Raid 5) or greater.
  • If ordering new fax boards, you will need an appropriate available slot for the card as follows:
    • TR1034 boards with model numbers starting ‘TR1034+E’ have a low profile, half length PCI-Express form factor
    • TR1034 boards with model numbers starting ‘TR1034+P’ have a full height, full length legacy PCI slot form factor
    • TruFax 200E LP boards have a low profile, half length PCI-Express form factor
    • TruFax 200-R boards have a full height, half length legacy PCI slot form factor
  • If reusing previously purchased fax boards, please provide the full model number or serial number to your Advantage Representative to verify compatibility with current versions of RightFax and Windows Operating Systems, and to verify the physical form factor of the board. You will have to verify with the Physical Server vendor or manufacture whether the board can be accommodated.

*Expansion slots are only required if your RightFax configuration will include Brooktrout TR1034 or TruFax fax boards. Additionally, RightFax 21EP2 does not support the older Brooktrout TR114 Series fax boards.) Please provide your Advantage representative with your server’s PCI slot/riser card configuration to make sure the correct board is shipped.

Additional Server Requirements

  • RightFax PostScript Printer Driver
  • Windows® PowerShell® 2.0
  • Microsoft® SQL Server®
  • Microsoft Messaging Queue (MSMQ) Server
  • Microsoft Primary Interoperability Assemblies 2005*
  • Microsoft Visual C++ runtime components*
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 10
  • Microsoft .NET 4.7.2 Framework*
  • Microsoft Data Access Components*
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1*
  • SAP® Crystal Reports® 13.0 runtime* (used for FaxReporter)
  • A Windows account to run RightFax services. The account you choose must be a member of the local administrators group and must have the right to log on as service on the local computer.
  • Installed during RightFax setup

Operating Systems

RightFax 21EP2 supports the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016

Virtualization Environments

RightFax 21EP2 supports the following virtualization environments:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft® Azure®
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V®
  • VMware® ESX 3.01. or later.
  • VMware vSphere® 4.0 and later (includes support for vMotion®)
  • Citrix® XenServer® 6.2 or later

Windows Server Failover Clustering Services

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering

Fax Transmission

RightFax 21EP2 supports only the following technologies for transmitting and receiving faxes. Other board types or third-party board or SR140 emulation technologies are not supported.

  • Dialogic Embedded SR140
  • Dialogic Brooktrout TR1034 series fax boards
  • Dialogic Brooktrout TruFax (RoHS compliant) series fax boards
  • RightFax Connect hybrid faxing with the cloud

RightFax Embedded SR140 and Dialogic fax boards cannot run on the same OpenText RightFax DocTransport server.

Customers with legacy (pre-RightFax 10.0) SR140 software may continue to use that legacy software with RightFax 20.2. If the customer adds any additional fax over IP channels to their RightFax 20.2 system, OpenText will upgrade the legacy SR140 licenses to Embedded SR140 licenses at no charge.

Microsoft Office Document Conversion

RightFax 21EP2 no longer requires Microsoft Office for conversion of Office 2013 and later format documents. However, converting legacy (Office 2010 and earlier) formats will require Office 2013 32-bit be installed on the server.

Terminal Services

For remote access or terminal services, RightFax 21EP2 supports the following products:

  • Windows 2019
  • Windows 2016
  • Citrix XenApp Client

RightFax Database Requirements

Microsoft SQL Server

RightFax 21EP2 supports the following Microsoft SQL Server products:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express, Standard and Enterprise Editions

SQL Server Hardware

OpenText follows the minimum hardware requirements specified by Microsoft. Customer implementations may require additional memory, disk space and processor resources beyond the minimum requirements specified by Microsoft.

SQL connection for Setup

Setup can create a new RightFax database using a fully automated process. The account that creates the database during Setup requires the following permissions:

  • Create database
    • This permission may not be needed if the SQL administrator has
  • Created an empty database in advance of Setup.
  • Create table
  • Create procedure
  • Create view
  • Create rule
  • Create default

    RightFax Email Support

    Microsoft Exchange

    The RightFax Connector for Microsoft Exchange supports:

    • Exchange Server 2019
    • Exchange Server 2016
    • Exchange Server 2013
    • Exchange Server 2010

    RightFax 21EP2 also supports processing of inbound fax calls detected and routed from an Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging server.

    Microsoft Exchange Web Services

    The RightFax EWS Connector works with:

    • Exchange Online with Microsoft® Office 365®
    • Exchange Server 2019
    • Exchange Server 2016
    • Exchange Server 2013
    • Exchange Server 2010 SP2 or later

    IBM Domino / Lotus Notes

    RightFax 21EP2 supports:

    • IBM® Domino® Server R8.5 or higher
    • IBM® Notes® R8.5 or higher

      Other Server Components

      Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

      The following RightFax web applications support Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 10

      • RightFax Certified Delivery (requires the OpenText, RightFax, SecureDocs Module)
      • RightFax Web Admin
      • OpenText RightFax Analytics
      • RightFax FaxUtil Web
      • RightFax SharePoint Web Service (requires Microsoft® SharePoint®)

      Microsoft SharePoint Server

      The RightFax Connector for Microsoft SharePoint supports:

      • SharePoint 2016
      • SharePoint 2013
      • SharePoint 2010

      RightFax Client Requirements

      Client Operating Systems

      RightFax 21EP2 client applications are supported on the following operating systems:

      • Windows 10 x86 and x64
      • Windows 8.1 x86 and x64
      • Windows 8 x86 and x64

      Internet Browser Requirement

      Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge is required for RightFax Web applications. See the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) section below for more information.

      The RightFax Web Client HTML-based browser client is supported for use with additional web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari, running on Microsoft Windows or Apple OS operating systems.

      Microsoft Outlook

      RightFax 21EP2 supports the following versions of Microsoft Outlook:

      • Outlook 2016
      • Outlook 2013
      • Outlook 2010

      RightFax and non-OpenText Cloud Services

      OpenText does not recommend installations of non-OpenText cloud services with RightFax. OpenText cannot support third-party cloud extensions to RightFax or any issues arising from the use of such services. Further, the installation of third-party components may interfere with the ability for OpenText to properly investigate and diagnose whether technical issues are with RightFax or other cloud service provider(s). Ultimately, your RightFax performance and reliability is at risk with third-party add-ons. Customers who require secure, scalable and supported hybrid faxing solutions are encouraged to evaluate RightFax Connect, a proven, effective and fully supported cloud-based communication for RightFax servers.

      RightFax AntiVirus

      Application Exclusions

      RightFax Program Files – Directories

      • %Installation Path%RightFax – and all subdirectories
      • All paths found in RightFax Server Module -> Data Sharing Tab
      • Product Connectors – <%Installation Path% on host machines. Please contact support for more info>

      Operating System Exclusions

      Print Spooler

      • Default Location – %SystemRoot%SYSTEM32SPOOLPRINTERS

      Temp Folders

      • %SystemRoot%UsersAppdataLocalTemp
      • %SystemRoot%WindowsTempWorkSrv*


      • Default Location – %windir%system32msmqstorage

      Service Account Profile

      • %windir%system32configsystemprofiledesktop – if this location does not exist, create
      • %windir%SysWOW64configsystemprofiledesktop – if this location does not exist, create %Local Settings%temp

      Best Practices for Antivirus Exclusion in Windows Server

      • See

      Communication and Load Balancer Port Exclusions and Mappings

      RightFax Applications (Firewall Exclusions and Load Balancer Ports):

      Please note these exclusions and mappings are for network ports hosted by RightFax. The assumption is no outbound ports will be blocked for communication to other hosts. Documentation and instruction on configuring strict firewall controls may require Professional Services.

      Required Ports (Firewall and/or Load Balancer):

      • Server Module (client access): TCP/10520, 10521, 10522
      • Web Apps (WebClient, WebUtil): TCP/80, TCP/443 (for https)
      • SMB: TCP/445
      • SR140 / SIP: 5060 UDP
      • SR140 / RTP: 56000 – 56999 UDP

      Required Firewall-Only Ports:

      • Remoting: TCP/36363, TCP/34987-34988
      • SR140/OEM Channel Application: …RightFaxDocTransportBrooktroutbostsrv.exe

      Optional Ports (Firewall and/or Load Balancer):

      • EDC/SMTP MFP Connector: TCP/25
      • LPD Print Services: TCP/515

      Optional Firewall-only Ports:

      • Remote DocTransport: TCP/10062

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