Minimum requirements

  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Gateway release December 2020 and earlier)
  • .NET Framework 4.8 (Gateway release February 2021 and later)
  • A 64-bit version of Windows 10 or a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2012 R2 with current TLS 1.2 and cipher suites
  • 4 GB disk space for performance monitoring logs (in default configuration)


  • An 8-core CPU
  • 8 GB of memory
  • A 64-bit version of Windows Server 2012 R2 or later
  • SSD storage for spooling

Related considerations

  • Gateways aren’t supported on Server Core installations.
  • The user installing the gateway must be the admin of the gateway.
  • The gateway can’t be installed on a domain controller.
  • The common practice of On-Premises Data Gateway installation is on the GP SQL Server.
  • If you’re planning to use Windows authentication, make sure you install the gateway on a computer that’s a member of the same Active Directory environment as your SQL Server.
  • Don’t install a gateway on a computer, such as a laptop, that might be turned off, asleep, or disconnected from the internet. The gateway can’t run under any of those circumstances.
  • If a gateway uses a wireless network, its performance might suffer.
  • You can install other applications on the gateway machine, but this may degrade gateway performance. If you do install other applications on the gateway machine, be sure to monitor the gateway closely to check if there is any resource contention.
  • You can install up to two gateways on a single computer: one running in personal mode and the other running in standard mode. You cannot have more than one gateway running in the same mode on the same computer.

Review the full list of requirements here.

Last modified: May 15, 2023

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