System Requirements for DNN Platform and DNN Evoq


This article lists the system requirements for DNN Platform 9.4 or later and DNN Evoq 9.4 or later. DNN community also maintains DNN Platform requirements documentation that you can refer to.


In general, newer Microsoft products are compatible with lower versions of the products. For example, DNN should also work with SQL Server 2019 even though it isn't a part of the official system requirements yet.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

.NET Framework

  • 4.7.2+

Web Server

  • Microsoft IIS 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 10

Database Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (for DNN 8.0.4+)
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • IE 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari for Mac
Note: DNN products are tested on the latest browser versions at the time of release. Although untested, older browsers could still work.

Developer IDEs

For creating extensions:

  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Visual Studio 2019
Note: Starting with DNN 9.4.0, .NET Framework 4.7.2+ is required, however, it is still possible to use older versions of Visual Studio, and .NET Framework for extension development. The minimum version for extension development is dependent upon the targeted DNN Minimum Version.

For contributing to the DNN Platform:

  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Visual Studio 2019



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    Alberto Troiano


    Windows Server 2019 is not listed as supported. I tried and I had no troubles. In fact, DNN Version 9.6.1 installs smoothly in an out of the box installation of WSrv 2019 since it already comes with .NET4.7 installed.

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    Rich Finn

    Can this documentation be updated to reflect Windows Server 2019 (or even Windows Server 2022) support?

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