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Active Administrator 8.5 - Installation Guide

Installation Considerations for Active Administrator System requirements Installing and configuring Active Administrator Appendix: Active Administrator Server Manager

Installation Considerations for Active Administrator

The following section outlines the installation considerations for Active Administrator.


System requirements

The system requirements are the same for all components of Quest® Active Administrator®. Before installing or upgrading Active Administrator® 8.5, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.


Server hardware requirements

The server is the computer where you install the server component of Active Administrator.

The following table outlines the server hardware requirements.


1 GHz or higher


Hard disk space

100 MB

Operating system

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

Server software requirements

The following table outlines the server software requirements.


.NET Framework 4.7.2

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.

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