SoftActivity Monitor system requirements

  • Desktop computers, laptops or Windows tablets with the following minimum configuration:
  • CPU. 2 GHz or more (Recommended: recent Intel® or AMD CPU with 4+ cores).
    Note: For SoftActivity Monitor Server machine with a lot of monitored computers, a CPU with as many cores as possible is recommended on a Windows Server OS of the latest version. SoftActivity Monitor is a highly parallel and optimized application that uses multi-core CPUs to the best advantage;
  • Operating System. For monitoring console and server (Administrator’s/Supervisor’s PC or Server):
    • Microsoft® Windows 11 (recommended), 10, 8 or 7. 64-bit edition only.
      *for 32-bit editions of Windows use legacy version 11.8, available to customers upon request.
    • Microsoft® Windows Server 2022 (recommended), 2019, 2016, 2012, or 2008R2. 64-bit edition only.
    • Webapp Server component does not support: Server 2008R2, Windows 7, 8. Only Windows 8.1/2012 or newer are supported.
    • For accessing SoftActivity Web Console, desktop web browser is recommended: Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.
    • RAM: may use 100 to 500 MB of RAM on the server.
  • Hard Drive Space: 1GB or more for the database and screenshots, or at least 200 MB per monitored computer;
    • Space for storing screenshots and logs on the server: varies from 10 MB to 4 GB per user per week (on average about 600 MB per user per week ). Frequency of screenshots can be adjusted by the admin.
    • Administrator can select a retention interval for logs and screenshots in Web console – Admin panel. The system will delete older screenshots and free up space.

For monitored computers. Client App (SoftActivity Monitor Agent):

  • Microsoft® Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7 are fully supported
    • for monitoring computers with Windows Vista we advice using legacy version 12.4;
    • for Windows XP -use version 11.2. Legacy versions are available to customers upon request
  • 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows are supported
  • VDI clients with any of the above Windows version, on most platforms, such as Citrix, or VMware. Install Client App on a VDI image.
  • RAM: Client App uses minimal RAM on the monitored computers, on average about 100MB
  • Hard Drive Space: 100 MB or more for local cache on the system drive;
  • Note: for monitoring user sessions on Windows Server OS, and terminal servers download our SoftActivity TS Monitor
  • Note: for Windows 11/10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops (EVD), a multi-session version of Windows client OS, you will need our TS Monitor. Client App will not install on this OS
  • Network connection to the monitored computers is required. Recommended: 1Gbps LAN. Wired or Wi-Fi network are supported.
  • For monitoring remote workers – VPN connection to the main office.
  • View how to deploy SoftActivity Monitor with your network configuration

For database server (for installation of PostgreSQL server for logs storage):

  • PostgreSQL included in SoftActivity installer supports: Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012, Windows 11/10/8.1, 32- or 64-bit editions
  • PostgreSQL downloaded from : BSD, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
  • SoftActivity currently officially supports PostgreSQL version 9.6 or newer