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 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012

Windows Desktop OS (64-bit):

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

  • Windows Server OS: Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019

.NET Framework

  • .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

Other Components

To monitor your data sources, you will need to install additional software components on Netwrix Auditor Server, in the monitored environment, or in both locations.

Data source Components
  • Active Directory
  • Exchange Server
  • Exchange Online

On the computer where Netwrix Auditor Server is installed:

In the monitored environment:

  • For Active Directory and Exchange Server monitoring:

    .NET Framework 4.5 or above

  • AD FS

On the computer where Netwrix Auditor Server is installed:

  • Windows Remote Management must be configured to allow remote PowerShell usage. For that, set up the TrustedHosts list:
    • to include all AD FS servers, use the following cmdlet:

      Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -value '*' -Force;

    • to include specific AD FS servers (monitored items), do the following:
      1. Use Get cmdlet to obtain the existing TrustedHosts list.
      2. If necessary, add the IP addresses of required AD FS servers to existing list (use comma as a separator).
      3. Provide the updated list to the cmdlet as a parameter. For example:
        Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -value ',' -Force;

        NOTE: To learn more about TrustedHosts, refer to this Microsoft article.

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

In the monitored environment:

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or above depending on the target server
  • SharePoint

In the monitored environment:

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or above 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.

  • Nutanix Files

No additional components required.

  • Oracle Database

Oracle Database 12c and above:

On the computer where Netwrix Auditor Server is installed:

Oracle Database 11g:

Netwrix Auditor provides limited support of Oracle Database 11g. See Considerations for Oracle Database Auditing for more information.

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 2012/2012 R2/2016, Group Policy Management is turned on as a Windows feature.
  • .NET Framework 4.5 or above
  • If target server is running Windows 2008 R2, then Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) is required (available at

Using SSRS-based Reports

SQL Server Reporting Services are needed for this kind of reports (see SQL Server Reporting Services). If you plan to export or print such reports, check the requirements below.


To export SSRS-based reports, Internet Explorer must be installed on the machine where Netwrix Auditor client runs.

Internet Options must be configured to allow file downloads for the Local intranet zone:

  1. Select Internet Options and click Security.
  2. Select Local intranet zone and click Custom level.
  3. In the Settings list, locate Downloads >File download and make sure the Enabled option is selected.


To print SSRS-based reports, SSRS Report Viewer and Netwrix Auditor Client require ActiveX Control to be installed and enabled on the local machine. See this Knowledge Base article for details.

You can, for example, open any SSRS-based report using Internet Explorer and click Print. Internet Explorer will prompt for installation of the additional components it needs for printing. Having them installed, you will be able to print the reports from Netwrix Auditor UI as well.