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    System requirements

    ADAudit Plus can be installed on any Windows operating system based-machine in the domain with the following system specifications.


    It is recommend that you install ADAudit Plus on a dedicated Windows Server machine with the following specifications:

    Hardware Minimum Recommended
    Processor 2.4 GHz 3 GHz
    Core 4 8
    RAM 8 GB 16 GB
    Disk Space 50 GB 100 GB
    • Use a machine with 16 cores and 32 GB RAM for best performance.
    • Deploy an agent for auditing large environments that are geographically distributed and operate across wide area network (WAN) connections, or involve 1000+ workstations. For information on how to deploy an agent, click here.
    • DB disk space is dependent on the number of events ingested by ADAudit Plus and the archive settings configured in ADAudit Plus. To calculate the required disk space, run the product for a month, then use the disk utilization graph, by navigating to Admin > Disk space analysis, in the product.

    Operating systems

    ManageEngine ADAudit Plus can be installed and run on the following Microsoft Windows operating system versions:

    • Windows Server 2022
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows 11
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7 (EOLed by Microsoft)
    • Windows Vista (EOLed by Microsoft)

    Web browsers

    ManageEngine ADAudit Plus requires one of the following browsers to be installed in the system.

    • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Edge

    Recommended screen resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels or higher.


    PostgreSQL is the default database of ADAP and comes bundled with it. MS SQL can also be used as the product database. Mentioned below are the versions supported:

    • SQL Server 2022
    • SQL Server 2019
    • SQL Server 2017
    • SQL Server 2016
    • SQL Server 2014
    • SQL Server 2012 (EOLed by Microsoft)
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 (EOLed by Microsoft)

    Note: For steps to migrate from PgSQL to MS SQL database, click here.

    Auditing platforms

    ManageEngine ADAudit Plus supports the following platforms:

    • Windows Active Directory 2008 and above
    • Azure Active Directory/Microsoft Entra ID
    • Active Directory Federation Service 2.0 and above
    • Active Directory Certification Service
    • Windows Server 2008 and above
    • Windows workstations XP and above
    • MacOS Catalina 10.15 and above
    • Windows File Server 2008 and above
    • Windows Failover Cluster with SAN
    • NetApp Filer Data ONTAP 7.2 and above
    • NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP 8.2.1 and above
    • EMC Storage Systems: Celerra, VNX, VNXe, Unity, and Isilon
    • Synology DSM 5.0 and above
    • Hitachi NAS 13.2 and above
    • Huawei OceanStor V5 series, OceanStor 9000 V5 storage, and OceanStor Dorado All-Flash Storage, and OceanStor Hybrid Flash Storage (V6 series)
    • Amazon FSx for Windows
    • QNAP

    Related documentation

    • Service account guide covers the steps to set up a service account to have only the least privileges required for auditing your environment.
    • Ports guide covers the list of default ports used by ADAudit Plus and the ports that should be opened on destination computers.

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