Aeries Software is committed to supporting a wide range of environments. These specifications should be used as a general guide. For specific guidance related to workstation or server requirements, Aeries Support can be consulted to verify compatibility for specific configurations that may not be listed.


Web Browsers

Aeries works best on the latest version of modern Internet web browsers on any operating system that the browser supports. Chromebooks are supported.


Google Chrome (recommended)Supported
FirefoxSupported
Microsoft EdgeSupported
Safari (Mac and iOS)Supported
Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 8.1 and above)Not Supported


Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768. JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled. Browser extensions, plugins, and browser auto-fill should be used with caution.


Mobile Apps

Aeries maintains Aeries Emergency App (EM2) which is used by staff for offline access to student data and the Aeries Mobile Portal app used by parents and students. These apps are compatible with both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.


SQL Server Versions

For customers maintaining their own SQL server, below is a list of known Microsoft SQL Server versions. 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported, however, 64-bit is recommended.


Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and earlierNot Supported
Microsoft SQL Server 2008Not Supported. Microsoft support ended 7/9/2019.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2Not Supported. Microsoft support ended 7/9/2019.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012Not Recommended. Microsoft support ends 7/12/2022.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014Supported
Microsoft SQL Server 2016Supported
Microsoft SQL Server 2017Supported
Microsoft SQL Server 2019Supported


Server Operating Systems

For customers maintaining their own server infrastructure, below is a list of known operating systems for use by Aeries Web or Aeries Reporting servers, as well as the status as to whether they are supported or not. Aeries runs only on Microsoft Server operating systems. For supported servers, we support the latest updated version of the following operating systems.


Windows Server 2008 and earlierNot Supported
Windows Server 2008 R2 (32 or 64-bit)Not Supported. Microsoft support ended 1/14/2020.
Windows Server 2012Supported
Windows Server 2012 R2Supported
Windows Server 2016Supported
Windows Server 2019Supported
Windows Server 2022Testing for Compatibility


Microsoft Office Versions

For customers running their own database, Aeries AdminCS runs in Microsoft Access and is required for database updates. The following Microsoft Office versions are supported.


Microsoft Office XP and earlierNot Supported
Microsoft Office 2003Not Supported
Microsoft Office 2007Not Supported
Microsoft Office 2010Not Supported. Microsoft support ended 10/13/2020.
Microsoft Office 2013Supported
Microsoft Office 2016Supported
Microsoft Office 2019Supported
Microsoft Office 365Supported


Aeries Networking Requirements