SoftActivity Monitor system requirements

  • Desktop computers, laptops or Windows tablets with the following minimum configuration:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or better (Recommended: Intel® Core 2 Duo or newer).
    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. SoftActivity Monitor is a highly parallel program that uses multi-core CPU’s to the best advantage;
  • For monitoring console and server (Administrator’s/Supervisor’s PC or Server):
    • Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or
    • Microsoft® Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008
    • For SoftActivity Monitor console application and server components: either 32- or 64-bit Windows edition
    • For SoftActivity Webapp server: 64-bit edition of Windows
    • For accessing SoftActivity Web Console, desktop web browser is recommended, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE11+,  Safari
    • RAM: 1GB; Recommended: 4GB+
    • Hard Drive Space: 1GB or more for the database and screenshots, or at least 200 MB per monitored computer;
      • Space used for storing screenshots on the server: varies from 50MB to 400MB per user per 8-hour working day (on average about 150MB), depending on screen resolution, work intensity, recording sittings, etc.
      • Administrator can select a retention interval for logs in Web console – Admin panel. The system will then delete older screenshots and free up space
  • For monitored computers (Agent client module):
    • Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8 , Windows 7, Windows Vista
      * for monitoring computers with Windows XP, we advise using older version 11.2 that is available upon request
    • for monitoring user sessions on Windows Server OS download our SoftActivity TS Monitor
    • 32- or 64-bit editions of Windows
    • RAM: Agent uses minimal RAM on the monitored computers, on average about 50MB
    • Hard Drive Space: 100 MB or more for local cache on the system drive;
  • Network connection to the monitored employee computers (Recommended: 100Mbps or 1Gbps LAN). Wired of Wi-Fi network. Monitoring over VPN connection is supported. View how to deploy SoftActivity Monitor with your network configuration

For database server (for installation of PostgreSQL software for storing SoftActivity logs):

  • Version included in SoftActivity installer supports: Windows Server 2016/2012/2008, Windows 10/8/7, 32- or 64-bit editions
  • PostgreSQL downloaded from : BSD, Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
  • SoftActivity currently supports PostgreSQL version 9.5 and 9.6