Software Requirements

The table below lists the software requirements for Netwrix Data Classification installation:

Component Requirements

Operating system

Windows 2012 R2 and above Server Operating System Software.

Windows Features

Web Server Role (IIS)

Common HTTP Features

  • Default Document
  • HTTP Errors
  • Static Content
  • HTTP Redirection


  • Windows Authentication
  • Anonymous Authentication

    NOTE: The Anonymous Authentication element is included in the default installation of IIS 7. Make sure you use IIS 7 and above.



  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters

Other features

.NET Framework


  • .NET Framework 4.7.2

WCF Services

  • HTTP Activation
  • Named Pipe Activation

NOTE: To activate these features, select them under .Net Framework Advanced Services - WCF Services from Windows Features.

SQL Server

NOTE: For large environments, SQL Server Enterprise edition may be needed; see needed. See Deployment Planning.


Microsoft IFilters

Visual Studio


Other software


Netwrix recommends adding Netwrix Data Classification Index files to the list of exclusions (white list) of any installed antivirus. These files have .CSE extension.