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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.9 - Release Notes

System Requirements

The following tables describe the hardware, software, and access requirements for Metalogix Content Matrix Console. If our requirements are equivalent to, or less restrictive than a SharePoint requirement, it will not be described here.

Hardware Requirements




Under normal circumstances, the Metalogix Content Matrix processor requirements are the same as SharePoint.


1 GB of free RAM, plus double the size of the largest file being migrated in free RAM.

Disk Space

The amount of available hard disk space will change depending on what components of the Metalogix Content Matrix Console are installed.

Each component ranges in hard disk space from 20MB to 50MB.


1024 x 768 screen resolution.

Software Requirements



Operating System

Any of:

·Windows Server 2003

·Windows Server 2008

·Windows Server 2008 R2

·Windows Server 2012

·Windows Server 2016

·Windows XP Professional

·Windows Vista

·Windows 7

·Windows 8 and 8.1

·Windows 10

All of these Operating Systems are supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

SharePoint Target Environment

Any of:

·Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0

·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007

·SharePoint Server 2010

NOTE:  If users are creating Publishing Sites in the SharePoint 2010 environment they are migrating into, it is recommended that the Office 2010 SP1 Windows update is installed on the same system that the Metalogix Content Matrix Console client application is installed on.

·SharePoint 2013

·SharePoint 2016

·SharePoint 2019

·Microsoft Office 365


Any of:

·SQL Server 2000

·SQL Server 2005

·SQL Server 2008

·SQL Server 2008 R2

·SQL Server 2012

·SQL Server 2014

·SQL Server 2016

As well as :

·SQL CE 4.0 SP1

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.

Web Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x or later (8.x or higher is required if browser authentication is being used).

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or later.

Since this .NET requirement applies to the machine on which Metalogix Content Matrix is installed, Metalogix 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

All of the installation and migration permissions/access requirements can change depending where the Metalogix Content Matrix Console client application is installed. 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 that is installing the client only needs permissions to install a client application on the target/installation machine. This is because the Metalogix Content Matrix Installer will attempt to elevate permissions as part of the installation process. However, any user account that is going to be running the Metalogix Content Matrix Console application will require Administrator permission.

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.

Server Access

The installing user, and any user launching Metalogix Content Matrix Console, will require Administrator permissions on the local machine.

SharePoint Access

The migrating user requires the following permissions (provided that the Extensions Web Service is installed on the SharePoint target).

·Site Collection Administrator on the target SharePoint environment.

·Farm Administrator on the target SharePoint environment.

·Permissions to access all of the content that is being migrated.


Access to any ports that allow access to the SharePoint Web Application.


A valid license key is required.

Metalogix Extensions Web Services (MEWS)

Metalogix Extensions Web Service is an additional component that can be installed which can be installed on remote SharePoint instances and provides additional permission/access.

See Installing and Configuring the Metalogix Content Matrix SharePoint WSPs for details.

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