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Metalogix Content Matrix 9.2 - 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


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 2012

·Windows Server 2016

·Windows Server 2019

·Windows 8 and 8.1

·Windows 10

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 2012

·SQL Server 2014

·SQL Server 2016

·SQL Server 2019


§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 .list 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.

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 4.6.2.

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:

·Site Collection Administrator on the target SharePoint environment.

·Farm Administrator or Tenant Administrator on the target SharePoint environment.

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


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 Extensions Web Services (MEWS) for details.

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