Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 system requirements

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Office Live Meeting 2007 client comparison

Office Live Meeting (Windows-based client) — The Windows-based meeting client is a full-featured Windows program that is installed and run from the end user's computer. Office Live Meeting users with Windows-based computers should use the Windows-based meeting client because it offers features that are not available with Office Live Meeting Web Access.

Office Live Meeting Web Access (Web-based client) — Office Live Meeting Web Access is a Java™-based alternative for users of the Office Live Meeting service who cannot install or run the Windows-based meeting client, usually because their computer runs an operating system that is not compatible with the Windows-based meeting client, such as Linux or Apple® Macintosh®, or their PC is locked down and does not allow installation of new software.

Office Live Meeting Web Access is an applet-based program that runs on any of the Java runtime environments specified in the system requirements section later in this guide. Office Live Meeting Web Access does not require installation of any files. However, initiating application sharing on Apple Macintosh using Office Live Meeting Web Access does require installation of an application-sharing component.

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System requirements for the Windows-based client

Because Office Live Meeting is delivered as a fully managed service, the only system requirements are for the client software that end users and presenters use to access a meeting. Following are the minimum system requirements for the Windows-based Live Meeting client:

System component Minimum requirement
Display resolution

Required: Super VGA 1024x768 or higher

 Note    Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition portrait mode is supported.

Operating system

Window 8, 32-bit and 64 bit (running in 32-bit mode)1

Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit (running in 32-bit mode)1

Windows Vista operating system, 32-bit and 64-bit (running in 32-bit mode)1

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3

Windows Server 2008, 32-bit and 64-bit (running in 32-bit mode)1. Service Pack 2 (recommended)

Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 3 (recommended)

Computer/processor

Data and voice: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor, Intel Pentium-compatible

For webcam video: 1.2 GHz or faster

For Microsoft RoundTable™: 1.8 GHz or higher

Memory 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM
Recommended: 1 GB
Disk space needed for installation 125 MB
Video memory Video card with 64 MB of RAM (video RAM or VRAM) and Microsoft DirectX® 9 application programming interface generation
For VoIP Sound card, speaker, and computer microphone
For sending video Webcam or Microsoft RoundTable device
Bandwidth requirements

Data: 56 kbps (minimum), 128 kbps or higher recommended

Voice: 50 kbps (minimum), 80 kbps (recommended)

Webcam: 50 kbps (minimum), 350 kbps (recommended)

Microsoft RoundTable: 144 kbps (minimum), 700 kbps (recommended)

 Note    The required and recommended bandwidth speeds are cumulative. For example, if you want to use voice, webcam, and Microsoft RoundTable, the minimum bandwidth would be 50+50+144=244 kbps.

Other software

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2002 or later presentation graphics program or Microsoft Office Standard Edition or Professional Edition (which includes PowerPoint software) to upload presentations

Adobe® Flash® Player version 9 or higher to view Flash content in the meeting

On Windows 7 and Windows Vista, Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.45 to view Flash content in the meeting

Windows Media® technologies player, version 9 or later (version is checked when the meeting client starts)

1 Uploading content other than PowerPoint documents is not available on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista 64-bit.

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System requirements for Live Meeting Web Access

Hardware requirements

  • 64 MB RAM
  • Connection to Internet: 56 Kbps modem (DSL, cable, or better recommended)
  • 1024x768 screen resolution required for meeting attendees and presenters

Software requirements

To run Live Meeting Web Access, your computer must meet the minimum requirements listed in the table below. These are minimum system requirements that have been tested and are supported. Live Meeting Web Access requires a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to be installed and running. Live Meeting Web Access may load and run correctly on other operating system, browser, and Java Virtual Machine combinations, but other combinations are not supported.

Browser Operating system Java Virtual Machines
Internet Explorer 8, 7, or 6 SP2 Windows XP SP2 Sun® 1.6.0_433, 1.7.0_173
Internet Explorer 10, 9, 8, 7 Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 Sun® 1.6.0_433, 1.7.0_173
Firefox 3.5.7 and Firefox 3.0.6 Windows 8, Window 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 Sun® 1.6.0_433, 1.7.0_173
Safari 4.0.4™ and Safari 3.2.2 Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 Sun® 1.6.0_433, 1.7.0_173

2 Limited functionality on certain specific features.
3 Security settings = “Enable – hide warning and run with protections”

Other software

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Recording playback requirements

Office Live Meeting Replay format

  • Flash Player version 8 or higher.
  • Windows Media technologies player, version 9 or later (version is checked when the meeting client starts).

 Note    Neither Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 nor 10 are available on Sun® Solaris™ or Linux®. Windows Media technologies player; version 9 is available on Apple Macintosh.

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