You must install eDirectory on one of the following platforms.
Windows Server 2008 (x64) (Standard/Enterprise/Data Center Edition) and its service packs
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard/Enterprise/Data Center Edition) and its service packs
Windows 2012 Server
Windows Server 2012 R2
You must use an account that has administrative rights to install eDirectory 8.8 SP8 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows desktop versions are not supported.
eDirectory also requires the following:
An assigned IP address
Administrative rights to the Windows server and to all portions of the eDirectory tree that contain domain-enabled User objects. For an installation into an existing tree, you need administrative rights to the Tree object so that you can extend the schema and create objects.
Refer to the OS recommended hardware requirements for your Windows server.