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Software Requirements

The table below lists the software requirements for the Netwrix Auditor installation:

Component Full installation (both Netwrix Auditor Server and Netwrix Auditor client) Client installation (only Netwrix Auditor client)

Operating system

Windows Server OS:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Desktop OS (64-bit):

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

NOTE: If you want to deploy Netwrix Auditor in a workgroup, install the product on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, or Windows Server 2016.

  • Windows Desktop OS (32 and 64-bit): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  • Windows Server OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016

.NET Framework

NOTE: To audit VMware vSphere 6.7 or 6.5, .NET Framework 4.5 or 4.6 is required.


Additional Components

In order to monitor some data sources, you may be required to install additional software components.

Data source Components
  • Windows Server (with enabled network traffic compression)
  • User Activity

In the monitored environment:

  • SharePoint

In the monitored environment:

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on the computer that hosts SharePoint Central Administration in the audited SharePoint farm—required for Netwrix Auditor for SharePoint Core Service.
  • Azure AD
  • SharePoint Online

Usually, there is no need in any additional components for data collection.

NOTE: If you get an error message saying some components are missing, please contact Netwrix Technical Support.

  • Oracle Database

On the computer where Netwrix Auditor Server is installed:

  • Group Policy

On the computer where Netwrix Auditor Server is installed:

Group Policy Management Console. Download Remote Server Administration Tools that include GPMC for:

For Windows Server 2008/ 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016, Group Policy Management is turned on as a Windows feature.

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