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Windows Agent System Requirements

To analyze application, host, and user behavior, Lacework uses a lightweight Windows agent, which securely forwards collected metadata to the Lacework platform for analysis. The system requirements for the Windows agent are described below.

Supported Operating Systems

The Windows agent runs on the following 64-bit Windows Server operating systems:

Operating System
Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2
  • The operating system must support Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2.
  • The Windows agent is not intended for use on personal computer versions of Windows operating systems that are installed on desktop computers, laptops, and workstations.

Supported Deployments

The Windows agent supports the following flexible deployment models:

Deployment Model
Active Directory
Standalone Deployments

Cloud-Based Host Machine Recommendations

Cloud ServiceInstance TypeRecommendation
AWSGeneral Purpose (t2 & t3 types)
Compute Optimized (c4 & c5)
Minimum 4vCPU machine
AzureGeneral Purpose (D2s & D4s types)Minimum 4vCPU machine
GCPe2-standard-4Minimum 4vCPU machine

Other instances that meet the minimum requirements of the installed operating system are also supported. However, using a machine that does not meet the recommendations described above could result in higher CPU utilization by the agent.

On-premises Host Machine Recommendations

  • 2 core CPU
  • 4 GB RAM