4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2017 5:26 AM by Olly Bond RSS

    Does Monarch 10.5 work with Windows 10 32 bit?

    thecontroller _

      Hello,

       

      I am using Monarch Pro 10.5 in a Windows 7 environment and it is working fine.  We are going to migrate to a Windows 10 environment on the enterprises's network.  Did anyone encounter any problems when they did this?  Does Monarch 10.5 work in a Windows 10 32 bit operating system environment?  Any cautions or information would be helpful.  Thanking you all in advance.

        • Re: Does Monarch 10.5 work with Windows 10 32 bit?
          pbishop@cds-global.com _

          I've had it installed on Windows 10 64 bit with no issues, so I'd like to think it would work fine on 32 bit.  You will have to go programs and features and then turn Windows features on or off.  Once that comes up you need to select ".Net Framework 3.5(includes .Net 2.0 and 2.0)".  The Monarch install won't run until you do this and will give an error when you start it if it's not been done.

           

          Any reason you are staying on 32bit Windows?

            • Re: Does Monarch 10.5 work with Windows 10 32 bit?
              Olly Bond

              Hello,

               

              Monarch v10.5 was almost perfect software - stable, automatable, and powerful. One of the great features was that the xmod and xprj formats meant you could inspect, and edit, models and projects without using the application. However, the Microsoft component that lets Monarch parse the XML is old and vulnerable to hacking - so some enterprise networks won't be happy to let you install that component - the MSXML 4.0 parser, I think. If you are installing on a machine that will never encounter a malicious web page, you might be OK, but it's at your own risk.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Olly

                • Re: Does Monarch 10.5 work with Windows 10 32 bit?
                  pbishop@cds-global.com _

                  So are you saying Monarch 10.5 installs the MSXML 4.0 with a typical install?  In my Windows 10 that this was installed on it only shows MSXML 6.  Everything appears to work fine unless I'm not using a piece that uses this file.

                    • Re: Does Monarch 10.5 work with Windows 10 32 bit?
                      Olly Bond

                      Just quoting from a Datawatch email:

                       

                      It has been brought to our attention that some of your users could be using an old non-compliant version of Monarch which poses a security breach. Details are below but many companies are not prepared to run non-compliant and unsupported software. I need to advise you of the current vulnerability of this product.

                       

                      Monarch version 10.5 and prior versions of Monarch utilize Microsoft XML Parser 4.0, officially known as XML Core Services 4.0 (MSXML 4.0) – an application that is no longer supported by Microsoft and was declared end-of-life (EOL) by Microsoft in April 2014 and does not receive any further security updates.  (Monarch versions 10.5 and prior versions of Monarch are all EOL and no longer supported by Datawatch.)  MSXML 4.0 is subject to potentially critical vulnerabilities.  Datawatch disclaims any liability related to MSXML 4.0 or otherwise.

                       

                      Datawatch strongly urges any user of Monarch 10.5 and prior versions of Monarch to immediately upgrade to Monarch 14, the current version of Monarch, which does not utilize MSXML 4.0.