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Windows Server 2016 is only
Operating SystemSupportedSupported by referenceNotes
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 64-bit(tick)

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
(tick)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit(tick)

Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit(tick)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit (Standard edition)
(tick)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64-bit (Standard edition)
(tick)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit (Standard edition)
(tick)
Microsoft Windows Server 2016(tick)
Only supported by CAST when installed in Desktop Experience mode (i.e. with a GUI).

Microsoft Windows Server 2019(tick)
Microsoft Windows Server 2022(tick)


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Note that the CAST Report Generator is a 32-bit application, and will therefore also install on the equivalent 32-bit versions of the Operating Systems listed above.

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  • Some template reports require a specific release of the CAST RestAPI AND a specific release of the Quality Standard Mapping / MIPS Reduction Index, CISQ Index, OMG-ASCQM Index and OWASP Index extensions. See the relevant Component Documentation for each Report Generator release for more information.
  • No other combination of CAST AIP war and CAST Dashboard Service is supported for use with the CAST Report Generator.

.NET

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requirements

CAST Report Generator requires the following various flavours of .NET framework to be present on the target machine . If the required .NET framework is not found by the installation setup, you will be prompted to choose whether you want the installer to download/install it as part of the installation process.

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as listed below:

Report Generator releaseMinimum .NET or .NET Core SDK release requiredMinimum .NET Framework release requiredDownloadNotes
≥ 1.24.x.NET 6.0Not required.https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/6.0The setup installer will offer to download and install this for you.
1.14.x - 1.
4
23.
x4.
0.NET Core SDK

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CAST Report Generator requires the .NET Core SDK to function correctly:

Report Generator releaseMinimum .NET Core SDK release requiredDownloadNotes≥ 1.14.0
3.1.xNot required.https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/3.1

≥ 1.15.x: The setup installer will offer to download and install this for you.

1.14.x: This should be installed manually BEFORE or AFTER running the Report Generator setup installer (the setup installer will not install this for you).

1.13.
0
x.NET Core SDK 3.0.xNot required.https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/3.0

This should be installed manually BEFORE or AFTER running the Report Generator setup installer (the setup installer will not install this for you).

Future releases of CAST Report Generator will require .NET Core 3.1.x due to the end-of-life of .NET Core 3.0.x scheduled for 3rd March 2020, therefore CAST recommends installing .NET Core 3.1.x to avoid the need to re-install .NET Core in the future.

1.5.x - 1.12.
NOT REQUIRED--

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xNot required.4.6-If the required .NET framework is not found by the installation setup, you will be prompted to choose whether you want the installer to download/install it as part of the installation process.
1.3.x - 1.4.xNot required.4.0-


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If the .NET /  .NET Core SDK needs to be downloaded manually ensure you choose the version that matches your Microsoft Windows environment:

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Installation coexistence

Legacy releases

The CAST Report Generator has been "decoupled" from the CAST AIP setup so that it is now entirely "standalone". If you already have previous legacy releases (≤ 1.2.0) of the CAST Report Generator installed on the target workstation originating from the CAST AIP setup, then you can install a standalone release of the CAST Report Generator (≥ 1.3.0) at the same time and the two can co-exist without issue:

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Choose a location to store the Template Documents and click Next to continue - the setup will propose: %LOCALAPPDATA%%PROGRAMDATA%\CAST\ReportGenerator\<version>. See Templates below for more information.

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