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Apto provides two Chatter Desktop installers: a standard version for individual installations and a managed version for enterprise deployments.

The following are the minimum requirements for using Chatter Desktop:

  • Windows
    • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook devices
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, or Windows 7
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac
    • Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Mac OS X v 10.5, 10.6, or v10.7
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    Chatter Desktop uses Adobe® Integrated Runtime (AIR® ), Adobe's cross-platform runtime environment for desktop applications, and only runs on operating systems that Adobe AIR supports. Chatter Desktop does not run on operating systems that Adobe AIR does not support, such as 64-bit Linux. See the Adobe website for information on Adobe AIR.

The standard version:

  • Requires administrator privileges on your machine
  • Doesn't require administrator privileges in Apto
  • Automatically installs the required version of Adobe® Integrated Runtime (AIR® )
  • Requires acceptance of an end user license agreement the first time Chatter Desktop launches
  • Posts "Installed Chatter Desktop" to Chatter the first time Chatter Desktop launches
  • Periodically checks Apto for new versions

To install the standard version:

  1. From Setup, click Desktop Integration | Chatter Desktop.
  2. Click the Download Now badge.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.



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