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Prerequisites & system requirements

[#2] Last update 31 May 2012

Any major browser on any operating system can use a Kartris web site. However, to actually run a development version of the Kartris software, you must be running various Microsoft software.

Operating System

Kartris runs on the Microsoft IIS web server, and as such is limited to running on operating systems that can run this:

  • IIS 7.0, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate Editions)
  • IIS 7.5, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
  • IIS 8.x, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Very often, IIS is disabled as default, and you will have to enable it.


A database is used to store product data, orders and most other information for the web site. Kartris is designed to use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or above. You can use the free Microsoft SQL Server Express versions too.


You can edit the CSS and master pages in a basic text editor if you wish. However, you might find it easier to use Visual Studio, a Microsoft development tool that has a number of features to make working with ASP.NET files simpler. Fortunately, Microsoft has a free version of this available too specifically for web development with ASP.NET:

Please note that all the above software is provided by Microsoft; we do not support the setup or installation of this software.

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