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Metalogix Replicator 7.4 - Quick Start Guide

Software Requirements



Operating System

Any of:

·Windows Server 2019

·Windows Server 2016

·Windows Server 2012 R2

·Windows Server 2012

·Windows Server 2008 R2

·Windows Server 2008

·Windows Server 2003 SP1


If you are using Replicator on Windows Server 2003, then you must also install the following from

·Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.5 or higher

·.NET Framework 3.5 or higher


Any of:

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

·Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

·Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

·Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

·Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007


Replicator does not support SharePoint standalone installations. The SharePoint standalone installation option includes a built-in database and restricts your SharePoint environment.


Replicator does not support the use of the built-in Network Service account as your SharePoint farm application pool account.


Any of:

·SQL Server 2017

·SQL Server 2016

·SQL Server 2014

·SQL Server 2012

·SQL Server 2008 R2

·SQL Server 2008

·SQL Server 2005


Replicator does not support any database installed automatically by the SharePoint installer. See the Metalogix Replicator Advanced Installation Guide for further details.


Ports 7357 and 7358 must be available for Replicator interprocess communication on the server where you install Replicator. If these ports are not available, then contact Support for further instructions.

Windows PowerShell

If you want to run Replicator administration commands in Windows PowerShell, then you must install PowerShell before installing Replicator.

Remote Differential Compression

To use Differencing Compression with Replicator, you must install the Remote Differential compression feature on both the first web application and second web application servers where Replicator is installed.


In Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2, 2008, and 2016 this can be done from Server Manager.


On Windows Server 2003, you must download and install the feature from

Access Requirements



Installing User

The Replicator installer must be run under a user account that is:

·A member of the Local Administrators group on each server in the farm that replicator functionality will be deployed to.

·A member of the Central Administration Application Pool. This is usually the Farm Admin account.

·"Db_owner" of the SharePoint Config DB in SQL Server, as well as a "dbcreator", "securityadmin", and member of the "public" role.

This applies to all servers in the farm running either the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service, or the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service.

Application Pool Accounts

If you have different application pool accounts for Central Administration and your web applications, then add the user to the SharePoint configuration database and grant them the "public" role. This is done because permissions are copied from the SharePoint configuration to the replicator databases.


Although this change can be done manually after installing Replicator, it is much simpler to grant these permissions prior to installation.

Server Access

HTTP or HTTPS access to all replication servers, without proxies requiring a separate login.

SharePoint Access

Access to the Windows SharePoint Services SQL servers, via NTLM or Kerberos.


If there is a firewall separating the farms, then you must configure the firewall to allow servers in one farm to access a web front end in the other farm.


Replicator activates your license key during its installation by contacting a Quest server. Replicator will periodically refresh the activation as it runs.


For customers without an Internet connection or who want to review the information that is being sent to Quest, offline activation is available. Installations using offline activation must be manually refreshed every 365 days. For more information, see the Register-ReplicatorLicenseOffline command in the Replicator Command Line Reference Guide.

Replicator Service

The user you run replication services under must be a Central Administration Application Pool user.



This section provides an overview of the steps required for the basic installation of Metalogix Replicator.

Downloading the Replicator Installer

To download Replicator and prepare the setup files for installation:

Download Replicator from the Quest website:

Extract the Replicator installer from the file you downloaded. In most cases you can right-click on the file and select Extract All.