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M-Files will no longer release updates to the 32-bit versions of M-Files after March 31, 2021

Beginning with the M-Files Server April 2021 release, M-Files will no longer release updates to the 32-bit version of M-Files. M-Files will also no longer support running 64-bit M-Files Server in 32-bit mode.

Customers currently running M-Files Desktop, M-Files Admin or M-Files Server on supported 32-bit Windows operating systems may continue to use their current M-Files builds 21.3.x and earlier while they remain supported. Please refer to the M-Files Lifecycle Policy to determine the support period of your specific M-Files build number. Automatic updates for 32-bit M-Files Server will no longer be available after the March '21 Update of M-Files Online.

Why?

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 was the last 32-bit version of Windows Server. Since January 2020, new M-Files Server versions are no longer supported on Windows Server 2008 (R2) or Windows 7.

By removing support for 32-bit M-Files Server, we will be able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies.

Does this affect me?

If you are an M-Files Cloud customer or are running a 64-bit version of M-Files Server in an on-premises environment and your workstations are all running a 64-bit version of M-Files Desktop, this does not affect you and you do not need to take any actions.

If you are running M-Files in an on-premises environment and you are running a 32-bit version of M‑Files Server or are running a 64-bit version of M-Files Server in 32-bit mode, this does affect you. Additionally, if you have workstations running a 32-bit version of M-Files Desktop, this does affect you.

What actions do I need to take?

To upgrade M-Files Server and M-Files Desktop, first verify you are running a 64-bit version of Windows . Instructions for checking your Windows version can be found here.

If you are using any 32-bit drivers for ODBC or other data integrations, please be sure to install corresponding 64-bit ODBC drivers on the M-Files server computer before upgrading to 64-bit M-Files Server.

To upgrade your 32-bit M-Files installation to a 64-bit M-Files version, please follow the instructions here.