MicroStation Readme

Installation Requirements

A CD drive or access to the Internet is required for product installation. The minimum system configuration for installation is:

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 11/ Windows 11 (22H2) - Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)/ Windows 10 (22H2) - Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Education
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022*

Bentley does not support its software running on Microsoft operating systems versions that Microsoft has "retired". For more information on Microsoft's application retirement policy, click here. For similar information on Bentley products, refer to the Bentley Product Support article.

*LumenRT is not certified on Windows Server 2022.

Internet Internet connectivity is required to install the product. Installer will attempt to automatically detect your computer's proxy settings from the Internet Explorer. If required, the installer will show a dialog for entering user name and password. In the absence of internet connection, you can create a Deployment Image of the product and install it.
Communications Protocols
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Virtualized Environments
  • Citrix XenApp 8.2 on Windows Server 2019
  • Azure Virtual Desktop (Desktop Client)
Software Prerequisites The Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications are automatically downloaded and installed to your workstation while you install MicroStation. The contents of the Prerequisites for Bentley Desktop Applications include:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications core
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications localized

Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer (minimum v11.0, with 128-bit cipher strength. Microsoft no longer supports any versions before v11.0). Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer are not installed as part of the product pre-requisites.

Copyrights in all components are owned by Microsoft Corporation or one of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or licensors.

Supported Databases The database versions supported by MicroStation are subject to updating after the product release. You can refer to the MicroStation database support in Bentley Communities for the latest information.