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Content Matrix 9.8 - Release Notes

Hardware Requirements


Minimum Requirement



Intel Core i7

Intel Core i9, X-Series or higher


16 GB

32 GB

Disk Drives

Dual hybrid disk drives

C:  OS and Program Files

D:  Data Files

Dual SSD drives

C:  OS and Program Files

D:  Data Files

Network Card

100 Mbps


Software Requirements



Operating System

Any of the following Microsoft-supported versions:

·Windows Server 2022

·Windows Server 2019

·Windows Server 2016

·Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

·Windows 11

·Windows 10

·Windows 8.1

NOTE:  While it is possible to run Content Matrix on an earlier version of the operating system, support cannot be guaranteed.


Any of the following Microsoft-supported versions:

·SQL Server 2022

·SQL Server 2019

·SQL Server 2016

·SQL Server 2014

·SQL Server 2012

·A SQL Server hosted in Azure


§While it is possible to run Content Matrix on an earlier version of SQL Server, support cannot be guaranteed.

§The use of SQL CE in a production environment is discouraged because of the following limitations:

·It uses a single .lst file that is less robust and reliable and may be corrupted after the database reaches 4 GB.

·Data compression is not supported.

·Support for large objects is limited.

·Microsoft support for SQL CE has ended.

If you still want to use SQL CE, then SQL Server Compact 4.0 must be installed on the machine.  You can download a copy from Microsoft.

Windows PowerShell

Metalogix Content Matrix Console has the ability to run migrations using a pre-configured PowerShell console, provided that PowerShell Version 3.0 or later is installed prior to Metalogix Content Matrix.

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 (for each machine on which the Content Matrix Console is installed)

NOTE: Content Matrix cannot make a local Object Model (OM) connection on a SharePoint 2007 or 2010 environment, because SharePoint 2007 and 2010 require an earlier version of the .NET Framework (v.3.5), which prohibits Metalogix Content Matrix from completing the connection.  Because of this, any migration ‘jobs’ configured to connect to SharePoint 2007 and 2010 environments using a Local OM connection type will cease to work, and these jobs will need to be recreated for use over a different adapter type such as MEWS or DB.

Access Requirements

The below requirements are the standard set of requirements if you are installing Metalogix Content Matrix on a non-SharePoint machine (i.e. installing on a machine that is not running SharePoint, but has access to the source and target environments).

If you are installing the Metalogix Content Matrix client application directly on a target SharePoint Server or Web Front End (WFE), then you would need the same permissions that are required for installing the Metalogix Extensions Web Service (MEWS).  



Installing User

The user account installing on a SharePoint server, will require Local Administrator permissions on the local machine.

NOTE:  The user account that is installing on a client machine only needs permissions to install a client application. Metalogix Content Matrix Installer will attempt to elevate permissions as part of the installation process.

Application Pool Accounts

If connecting to a remote, on premises instance of SharePoint the Metalogix Extensions Web Service can be used (for SharePoint 2007 or later). This is a SharePoint solution file that is installed and will use the Application pool user account.

Connecting/Migrating Users

Permissions for connecting to SharePoint and migrating content vary, depending on the type of connection being made and the content being migrated.  See User Account Access Requirements for details.

Product Licensing

You will be prompted to input an Activation License Key when launching the Content Matrix Console:

·for the first time after it has been installed if an existing license is not detected


·after your license has expired.

NOTE:  If users are not required to be a local administrators on the machine where Content Matrix is installed, every user who launches a Console needs to enter a license key.  If users are required to be a local administrator, only the first user who launches a Console needs to enter a license key.


IMPORTANT:  During installation, both Editions of the Console (SharePoint and Public Folder) are installed.  However, the license will only be activated for Editions that are covered by it.  If an Edition is not covered by the license, the message Invalid license:  License key is not valid for the given product. will display in the Activate License Key dialog.

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