To enable a successful implementation of ConversionBox, the following system requirements are the prerequisites:

Hardware:

  • Must be installed on physical hardware only (not on a virtual machine)
  • 64-bit Processor (support for VT-x must be enabled)
  • 2.5 GHz dual-core processor(support for VT-x must be enabled)
  • A minimum of 6 GB RAM total with at least 4GB RAM available
  • 10Gb free hard disk space (fast disk access)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Software:

  • Windows 8 64-bit,Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 2012 Server 64bit (recommended) on the machine to be installed on
  • Windows 7 SP1 ISO file
  • If using a laptop then set the Power Plan to ‘High Performance by right clicking on the power icon & selecting ‘Power Options’

Additional RAM and hard drive space are key components in enabling a faster delivery of virtualized applications for an App-V environment.

Anti-Virus

Please be aware that occasionally, some anti-virus solutions can identify ConversionBox as malicious software and block it. If this is the case, it is recommended to enable the learning mechanism of your anti-virus solution and teach it that ConversionBox is no threat. This may then also require a re-install of ConversionBox. Alternatively, switching off anti-virus while using ConversionBox will help. Anti-virus scanning also consumes extra memory, disk IO and CPU cycles, which can marginally slow down conversions.

Devices with Virtual Machines Installed

As ConversionBox provides a Virtual Machine, please ensure all existing Virtual Machine features that are available for your device are turned off while using ConversionBox.

VirtualBox

Owing to ConversionBox containing elements of VirtualBox, it is important that any instances of VirtualBox that are already installed on the device are removed prior to installation of ConversionBox. During the installation process, ConversionBox checks if VirtualBox is already installed. If it is, ConversionBox will not complete the installation until it has been uninstalled.

Other Virtual Machines

Some devices have a virtual machine available by default. Please ensure this is switched off.

For example, if you expand the Hyper-V tree in Windows Features, you may notice that all the items in the tree are selected.