OnBase 14 and Windows XP

The release of OnBase 14 is quickly approaching. Here is some important information from Hyland so that you can plan appropriately for your upgrade.

As you know, OnBase takes advantage of recent technologies so we can provide you with benefits such as better performance, better screen layout and an overall great user experience. With these goals in mind, OnBase 14 will take full advantage of .Net Framework 4.5.

In order to prepare for your upgrade, it’s important to understand the requirements of OnBase 14 as they relate to the support of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
In case you had not heard, Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP. This took effect on April 8, 2014. If you are using Windows XP, you should see the screenshot below when you log in.


Microsoft is no longer providing any security patches or other critical corrections to Windows XP. Anyone remaining on Windows XP is susceptible to Security and Compliance Risks. Read Microsoft’s full statement here.

To give you an idea of the extent of security patches that will no longer be available for Windows XP, you can read Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Summary for April.

When released, OnBase 14 CANNOT be run on Windows XP, because Windows XP cannot run .Net Framework 4.5. This means if you are planning to upgrade to OnBase 14 you will need to ensure that your Client operating system is Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 or Windows 8. These operating systems are able to have .Net Framework 4.5 installed. It is simply not going to be possible to run OnBase 14 on Windows XP.

Even though Windows 2003 Server will not reach its end of life until July 14, 2015 (Read More Here), Windows 2003 Server cannot run .Net Framework 4.5. This means OnBase 14 CANNOT be run on this platform.

Hyland is very excited about the upcoming release of OnBase 14 and hope you are as well. Hyland has posted the draft release notes highlighting the new features of OnBase 14. You may download the notes from My OnBase secure download. The file names are:
OnBase Client: DRAFT Release Notes for OnBase 14 Client.PDF
OnBase Core: DRAFT Release Notes for OnBase 14 Core.PDF
(You may copy and paste the names into the file name space)

Please make sure to look for future communications regarding OnBase 14 and all that is has to offer. If you’d like to be a part of the OnBase Beta program and are not currently enrolled, please fill out the Beta Request Form under My OnBase on the Hyland Community.

(George Angelato, VP Quality Assurance, Hyland, creator of OnBase)

About Jennifer Siegel

Jennifer (aka Pixie) has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, which includes 13+ years of Systems Administration and 15+ years of developing and implementing technical documentation and training. She has extensive experience with OnBase, SQL, and a firm foundation in computer science. Despite this, she considers herself a well-adjusted nerd with hobbies including gardening (poorly), archery, and knitting in public.

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