Task Factory System Requirements

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Hardware Requirements

Minimum Requirements
Recommended Requirements
Memory4 GBAt least 8 GB
Processor Speed1.4 GHz2.0 GHz or higher
Process TypeNot Applicable
  • AMD Opteron
  • AMD Athlon 64
  • Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support
  • Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support

Note:  Hardware requirements can vary based on workloads and other processes.

Software Requirements

The following is required to use Task Factory:


  • SSDT is a development environment requirement, however, it's not required on a server installation.
  • Task Factory works on any edition of Microsoft Visual Studio (Community, Professional, or Enterprise).

The following Windows Versions are supported by Task Factory:

64-bit (x64) Operating Systems:
32-bit (x86) Operating Systems:
Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2016Windows 7
Windows Server 2019Windows 8
Windows 7Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 10

Verifying SSDT or BIDS Installation

Complete the following steps to see if SSDT or BIDS is installed:

  1. Open Start  > All Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, or 2014. You should be able to see Business Intelligence Development Studio or SQL Server Data Tools if it's installed.

Task Factory install SQL Server Business intelligence Development Studio

Task Factory install SQL Server Data Tools

Verifying SSIS Installation

Complete the following steps to see if SSIS components are installed:

  1. Open BIDS or SQL Server Data Tools.
    Task Factory Open BIDS or SQL Server Data Tools
  2. Once open, select File > New > Project.
    Task Factory select File > New > Project
  3. In the New Project dialog box, select Business Intelligence Projects on the left hand side. If you see Integration Services Project on the right hand side, then the SSIS components are installed.
    Task Factory select Integration Services Project

Additional Requirements

Oracle Upsert Destination

The following are Oracle Upsert Destination Requirements:

For 64-bit Task Factory:
For 32-bit Task Factory:
  • 64-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) 11g with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio
  • 64-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client
  • 32-bit Oracle Data Access Components (ODAC) 11g with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio
  • 32-bit Oracle 12c Managed Data Access Client

Expression Based Components

Control Flow (e.g. Expression Task) and Data Flow (e.g. Advanced Aggregator Transform, Case Transform, Null Handler Transform, etc.) Components require read and write access to the C:\Windows\TEMP directory. This directory is used to store temporary code during package executions. If read or write access is denied to this directory, an error message similar to the following may be encountered:

System.Exception: file 'C:\Windows\TEMP\xyz.0.vb' could not be found no input sources specified at...

Additional Information: See the Task Factory Expression Based Components Require Read/Write Access to C:\Windows\TEMP article for more details.