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System Requirements and Licensing

Operating System Support: The support term for Windows operating systems for all soft Xpansion products will be not longer than the term for Microsoft Mainstream Support of the respective operating system version. Please read the Microsoft regulations on the company´s website with regard to these terms (keywords “Microsoft Support Lifecycle”) .

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Version 12 – Desktop Application

  • Windows compatible PC, 200 MB HDD
  • Windows 11, 10 or Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Terminal Server or any kind of remote desktop session can be used (separate licensing)
  • Internet access or email address required for product activation
  • Integration (if available):
    – Microsoft Office 365 / 2019 / 2016 / 2013 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    – Windows Explorer

Version 11 – Desktop Applications

  • Windows compatible PC, 200 MB HDD
  • Windows 10, 8.1, 7 or Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Terminal Server or any kind of remote desktop session can be used with a Local Network License (LNL) only
  • Internet access or email address required for product activation (except of freeware)
  • Integration (if available):
    – Microsoft Office 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    –, version 3+
    – Windows Explorer

Version 10


System Requirements for Development Tools

PDF Xpansion SDK 16

The PDF Xpansion SDK can be used only on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 as well as Windows 11 and Windows Server – 2022.

The .NET Framework is supported on the .NET development platform. This requires the installation of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package for Visual Studio 2022.

Processor architecture: x86, x64, and ARM (for UWP components only).

PDF Xpansion SDK 15

PDF Render Center
  • Windows Server 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 10, 8, 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Windows Terminal Server
  • VMWare and remote desktop sessions supported
  • Internet access for certain data ports

 icon_lawLicense Conditions

Desktop Single Workstation License

The standard license for the PDF & Print product family up to and including version 10 is a single user license (for a single operating system on a single computer). The product must be activated for each workstation.

A version 11 license can be activated on 3 different computers.

The single workstation license permits the installation and use of the product on one workstation. Installation on another workstation requires that the software be uninstalled on the previous workplace. Two or more simultaneously installed copies of the product under one workstation license are not allowed. Using a single workstation license with two or more simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections for Citrix or Terminal Server installation is not allowed.

Local Network License

The local network license (LNL) allows you to install and use a product simultaneously on multiple workstations (multi-user solution). The number of workstations is limited to the number of clients on the network. The product must be activated on a network server (any computer used for licensing services). Click here for more information on the LNL.

Freeware License

The following license conditions apply to soft Xpansion freeware:

  • Free for personal use (private and business)
  • Commercial use: To distribute our freeware with your own software or products, please contact us.
  • Special license conditions for Perfect DocuReader

SDK and Server-Based License Models

The PDF Xpansion SDK uses two royalty-free license models: Business License & Corporate License. Please consult the PDF Xpansion SDK Guide for more information.

The Print to Document SDK uses two royalty-free licensing models: Professional License and Business License. Please refer to the Print to Document SDK Guide for more information.

PDF Render Center – server-based PDF conversion and workflow – uses a special license model that is linked to a server hardware ID and that depends on what PDF Render Center features you need. Please refer to the PDF Render Center Guide for more information.

UWP part of PDF Xpansion SDK cannot be used under these OS versions. For Windows Store / Windows

Phone Store applications compatible with Windows 8.1 / 8.0  we provide PDF Xpansion SDK 11 / PDF

Xpansion SDK 10. Please request us if required.