Office Online Server Requirements

Office Online Server (OOS) is the latest version of what was called Office Web Apps Server, and it is supported for Skype for Business Server 2015.

Customers with a Volume Licensing account can download OOS from the Volume License Servicing Center at no cost and will have view-only functionality, which includes PowerPoint sharing in Skype for Business. Customers that require document creation, edit and save functionality in OOS will need to have an on-premises Office suite license with Software Assurance or an Office 365 ProPlus subscription.

Learn about the prerequisites for installing Office Online Server.

Software Prerequisites

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Install .NET Framework 4.5.2 – get it here
  • Install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 – get it here
  • Windows Features:
    • Web Server (IIS)
    • Web Server
    • Common HTTP Features
    • Default Document
    • Static Content
    • Performance
    • Static Content Compression
    • Dynamic Content Compression
    • Security
    • Request Filtering
    • Windows Authentication
    • Application Development
    • .NET Extensibility 4.5
    • ASP.NET 4.5
    • ISAPI Extensions
    • ISAPI Filters
    • Server Side Includes
    • Management Tools
    • IIS Management Console
    • Ink and Handwriting Services
    • Windows Identity Foundation 3.5

You make make like easy for yourself and install the Windows Features with the following PowerShell:

 

Hardware Requirements

Hardware requirements are still a little vague from Microsoft at this stage. Microsoft say “Office Online Server uses the same minimum hardware requirements as SharePoint Server 2016”. This is probably a little over kill if you are only using the role for Skype for Business, however here they are for your reference:

Scenario Processor RAM Hard Disk
Single server,
Development or Evaluation,
Minimum Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 16 GB 80 GB for system drive
100 GB for second drive
Single server,
Pilot, User Acceptance or Development
All Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 24 GB 80 GB for system drive
100 GB for second drive
3-tier farm,
Development or Evaluation,
Minimum Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 12 GB 80 GB for system drive
80 GB for second drive
3-tier farm,
Pilot, User Acceptance or Production,
All Services enabled
64-bit, 4 cores 16 GB 80 GB for system drive
80 GB for second drive

 

Hopefully there will be further clarity around the requirements based on use cases. If you would like to learn more, check out the official documentation on TechNet.

 

 

Andrew Morpeth
Andrew Morpethhttps://ucgeek.co/author/amorpeth/
Andrew is a Modern Workplace Consultant specialising in Microsoft technologies based in Auckland, New Zealand; Andrew is a Director and Professional Services Manager at Lucidity Cloud Services and a Microsoft MVP.

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Andrew is a Modern Workplace Consultant specialising in Microsoft technologies based in Auckland, New Zealand; Andrew is a Director and Professional Services Manager at Lucidity Cloud Services and a Microsoft MVP.

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