Windows Security Agent Minimum Requirements

The Windows Security Agent supports endpoints that use x86 processor architecture and x64 processor architecture.

Important:

The Windows Security Agent does not support the Itanium™ 2 Architecture (IA-64).

Table 1. Processor

Processor

Operating System/Service

Clock Speed

  • Intel™ Pentium™ 4 x86 or compatible processor

  • x64 processor supporting AMD64 and Intel EM64T technologies

Window 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

1GHz

Windows Home Server 2011, SBS 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials, Server 2012/2012 R2, Server 2012/2012 R2 Essentials, Server 2016, Server 2019, and Server 2022

1.4 GHz

1vCPU

Windows 365

 
Table 2. Available Memory

Operating System

Memory Exclusively for the Security Agent

Windows SBS 2011 Standard/Essentials

  • 8GB

  • 10GB recommended

Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 11

  • 1GB

  • 2GB recommended

Windows Server: Home Server 2011, 2012/2012 R2, 2012/2012 R2 Essentials, 2016, 2019, 2022

  • 2GB

  • 8GB recommended

Table 3. Available Disk Space

License

Disk Space

With Endpoint Sensor

  • 2 GB

  • 3 GB recommended

Without Endpoint Sensor

  • 1.5 GB

  • 2 GB recommended

Table 4. Operating System

Series or Family

Edition

Service Pack or Release

Windows 8

  • Basic

  • Professional

  • Enterprise

N/A

Windows 8.1

  • Basic

  • Professional

  • Enterprise

Update 1

Windows 10

  • Home

  • Professional

  • Enterprise (including the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) and the Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC))

November 2021 Update (and earlier)

Windows 11

  • Home

  • Professional

  • Enterprise

21H2

Windows SBS 2011

  • Standard

SP1

  • Essentials

SP1 (included out-of-the-box)

Windows Home Server 2011

N/A

SP1

Windows Server 2012

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

  • Essentials

N/A

Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

  • Essentials

Update

Windows Server 2022

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

  • Datacenter: Azure Edition

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2012

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

Update

Windows Server 2016

  • Standard

  • Essentials

N/A

Windows Server 2019

  • Standard

  • Datacenter

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2016

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

N/A

Windows Storage Server 2019

  • Workgroup

  • Standard

N/A

Table 5. Cloud Service

Service

Version

Windows 365

N/A

Table 6. Web Browser (for downloading the Security Agent Installer)

Browser

Version

Microsoft Edge™

Versions based on Chromium

Mozilla™ Firefox™

Recent versions

Google Chrome™

Recent versions

Table 7. Display

Requirement

Minimum Specifications

Display

256-color display or higher with resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher