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Active Administrator 8.3 - Release Notes

System requirements

Before installing or upgrading Active Administrator® 8.3, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Server hardware requirements


1 GHz or higher


For Windows Server® 2008 R2: 512 MB minimum, 2 GB recommended

Hard disk space

100 MB

Operating system

NOTE: Active Administrator® does not support Microsoft® Nano Server 2016.

Server software requirements

.NET Framework v. 4.5.2 and 4.6

Install either the Full or Standalone version. Do not install just the Client Profile.

Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

GPMC is included with Windows Server® 2008 R2 and later, but is not installed with the operating system. Use Server Manager to install GPMC. After installation, enable GPMC through the Server Manager Add Features Wizard.

You can launch the Add Features Wizard through Control Panel | Programs and Features | Turn Windows features on or off. Alternatively, from the command line, use ServerManagerCmd -install GPMC.

SQL Server requirements

The following versions of Microsoft® SQL Server® are supported. See the Microsoft web site for the hardware and software requirements for your version of SQL Server.

Active Administrator® requires the default collation for the audit database. In SQL Server, collation refers to a set of rules that determine how data is sorted and compared. Active Administrator supports only the default collation and sort order configurations for the audit database.

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