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MBAM 2.0 Supported Configurations

Updated: April 1, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring 2.0

This topic specifies the requirements to install and run Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.0 in your environment by using the Stand-alone topology. For supported configurations that apply to later releases, see the documentation for the applicable release.

If you plan to install MBAM 2.0 by using the Configuration Manager topology and want to review a list of the system requirements, see Planning to Deploy MBAM with Configuration Manager.

The recommended configuration for running MBAM in a production environment is with two servers, depending on your scalability requirements. This configuration supports up to 200,000 MBAM clients. For an image and descriptions of the Stand-alone MBAM server infrastructure, see High-Level Architecture for MBAM 2.0.

noteNote
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

MBAM Server System Requirements

Server Operating System Requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Server installation.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

SP1

64-bit

Windows Server 2012

Standard or Datacenter Edition

 

64-bit

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There is no support for installing MBAM services, reports, or databases on a domain controller computer.

Server Processor, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements

 

Hardware component Minimum requirement Recommended requirement

Processor

2.33 GHz

2.33 GHz or greater

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

Free disk space

1 GB

2 GB

SQL Server Database Requirements

The following table lists the SQL Server versions that are supported for the Administration and Monitoring Server feature installation, which includes the Recovery Database, Compliance and Audit Database, and Compliance and Audit Reports. The databases additionally require the installation of SQL Server Management Tools.

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MBAM does not natively support SQL clustering, mirroring, or Availability Groups. To install the databases, you must run the MBAM Server installation on a stand-alone SQL server.

 

SQL Server version Edition Service pack System architecture

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

SP1

64-bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

SP1

64-bit

 

Hardware component Minimum requirement Recommended requirement

Processor

2.33 GHz

2.33 GHz or greater

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

Free disk space

5 GB

5 GB or greater

MBAM Client System Requirements

Client Operating System Requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Client installation.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Windows 7

Enterprise or Ultimate Edition

SP1

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 8

Enterprise Edition

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows To Go

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition

32-bit or 64-bit

Client RAM Requirements

There are no RAM requirements that are specific to the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Client installation.

MBAM Group Policy System Requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring Group Policy template installation.

 

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Windows 7

Enterprise, or Ultimate Edition

SP1

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 8

Enterprise Edition

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter Edition

SP1

64-bit

Windows Server 2012

Standard or Datacenter Edition

64-bit

See Also

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