Summary

A list of all the platforms supported by 1E Client, and the software required to allow 1E Client to be installed or to work.
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1E Client

Windows client

CategoryProductNotes
Operating System

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10 CB 21H1
  • Windows 10 CB 20H2
  • Windows 10 CB 2004
  • Windows 10 CB 1909
  • Windows 10 CB 1809

The zip for 1E Client for Windows is available for download from the 1E Support Portal.

Professional and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 are supported.

All versions are provided with 32-bit & 64-installers, and can be installed on physical and virtual computers.

This list is automatically updated to show only those OS versions in mainstream support by Microsoft, and therefore supported by 1E, and by 1E Client 5.2.

Please refer to 166988236regarding end of mainstream support.

For Microsoft product lifecycle details, please refer to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search.

Please refer to https://1eportal.force.com/s/support-for-msft-rapid-release-cycle for details of which Current Branch versions are supported by 1E products, and known issues regarding specific versions.

For installation guidance on Windows, please refer to Deploying 1E Client on Windows.

The following 1E Client features and modules are supported on Windows OS:

  • Tachyon client
  • Nomad client
  • PXE Everywhere Agent
  • Shopping client
  • Shopping WSA (workstation OS only, not server OS)
  • WakeUp client

Runtime libraries

  • .NET Framework 4.8

.NET Framework is required only for the following features of 1E Client:

  • The 1E Client UI (User Interaction) component of the Interaction module, which supports the notification and survey features
  • Windows Servicing Assistant (WSA) feature of the Shopping client module, which supports OS deployment, upgrades and migrations

This list is automatically updated to show only those .NET Framework versions in mainstream support by Microsoft, and therefore supported by 1E, and by 1E Client 5.2.

For Microsoft product lifecycle details, please refer to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search.

Other Windows Software

  • Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable
  • Nomad 7.0 (or later)
  • PowerShell 3.0 (or later)

1E Client installer includes the redistributable package for Visual C++ 2013.

1E Client provides Tachyon client features. It also includes the Nomad client module which replaces the legacy Nomad Branch client. Tachyon client features can optionally use Nomad to download content (feature enabled by default) if the Nomad client module in 1E Client is enabled (module disabled by default) or Nomad Branch 7.0 or later is running.

PowerShell is not a prerequisite for installation of the 1E Client. PowerShell is used by some Tachyon instructions (that have PowerShell commands embedded or scripts that are downloaded) and some of these require PowerShell 3.0 or later. 

For more details please refer to Design Considerations: Downloading Tachyon client content and Nomad integration.

For useful information about PowerShell versions please refer to PowerShell on Windows OS.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Client

  • SCCM CB 2107
  • SCCM CB 2103
  • SCCM CB 2010
  • SCCM CB 2006
  • SCCM CB 2002
  • SCCM CB 1910

The following client features work with these versions of Configuration Manager on Windows computers:

  • Tachyon client - instructions used by Tachyon Configuration Manager Console extensions
  • Nomad client - all Nomad features

  • PXE Everywhere Agent - N/A
  • Shopping client - N/A
  • WakeUp client - 1E WakeUp Policy Refresh and REFRESHONSUBNETCHANGE

Configuration Manager is not a prerequisite for installation of the 1E Client, and except for above features, the 1E Client, its features and modules, have no dependency on Configuration Manager.

Tachyon, Nomad, WakeUp, and Application Migration have Configuration Manager Console extensions which are available separately.

This list is automatically updated to show only those Configuration Manager versions in mainstream support by Microsoft, and therefore supported by 1E, and by 1E Client 5.2.

For Microsoft product lifecycle details, please refer to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search.

Please refer to https://1eportal.force.com/s/support-for-msft-rapid-release-cycle for details of which Current Branch versions are supported by 1E products, and known issues regarding specific versions.

(Microsoft Endpoint Manager Configuration Manager is also known as Configuration Manager, ConfigMgr, Config Man, CM and SCCM among other names. Version names include 2012 and Current Branch or CB.)

macOS clients

CategoryProductNotes
Operating System

  • macOS Big Sur 11.0
  • macOS Catalina 10.15
  • macOS Mojave 10.14

1E Client supports only Tachyon features on non-Windows devices. Other versions of these non-Windows OS should work but have not been tested by 1E.

1E Client packages for macOS, Linux and Solaris are included in the non-Windows zip available for download from the 1E Support Portal.

1E Client for macOS is written for Intel and supported on Apple devices using Intel processors. It is also supported on Apple devices using the M1 chip, provided you have installed Rosetta 2, which is included with Big Sur. 1E Client is a daemon (not an app), therefore, during installation or running it will not prompt for Rosetta 2, which does not get installed on-demand.

You only need to install Rosetta 2 once, using one of the following commands, but repeating the command will safely reinstall it. The second version of the command requires root permission. Attempting to install on an Intel device will issue a harmless "unrecognized option" usage message.

/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta
/usr/sbin/softwareupdate --install-rosetta --agree-to-license

For installation guidance, please refer to Deploying 1E Client on non-Windows: Mac installation.

Other Software

  • Bash
  • Perl
  • Rosetta 2 (on non-Intel)

Bash and perl are required for installation of 1E Client on all non-Windows OS, except not for the 1E Client for Android.

Tachyon instructions support the use of Bash scripts on all supported non-Windows OS.

To see if an Instruction requires a Bash script, look in its Instruction Definition XML file for Bash script resources defined under the <Resources> tag. Bash is the preferred choice when developing custom instructions for non-Windows OS.

There are slight differences between OS implementations of Bash, particularly on the Mac. Therefore, 1E recommends testing custom Bash scripts on each supported OS.

Rosetta 2 must be installed before installing 1E Client for macOS on an Apple device using a non-Intel processor such as M1 chip. Please see note above about installing Rosetta 2.

Linux clients

CategoryProductNotes
Operating System

  • CentOS 8.1
  • Debian 10.4
  • Fedora 32
  • openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.1
  • Ubuntu 18.04

1E Client supports only Tachyon features on non-Windows devices. Other versions of these non-Windows OS should work but have not been tested by 1E.

1E Client packages for macOS, Linux and Solaris are included in the non-Windows zip available for download from the 1E Support Portal.

The 1E Client for Linux supports the following architectures:

  • Linux variations on Intel 64-bit platforms

Also included in the download are 1E Client packages for the following legacy Linux distributions:

  • Fedora 21
  • openSUSE Leap 42.1

1E Client packages for other Linux distributions can be requested, including Raspbian for Raspberry Pi.

For installation guidance on the following OS, please refer to Deploying 1E Client on non-Windows: Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation.

Other Software

  • Bash
  • Perl

Bash and perl are required for installation of 1E Client on all non-Windows OS, except not for the 1E Client for Android.

Tachyon instructions support the use of Bash scripts on all supported non-Windows OS.

To see if an Instruction requires a Bash script, look in its Instruction Definition XML file for Bash script resources defined under the <Resources> tag. Bash is the preferred choice when developing custom instructions for non-Windows OS.

There are slight differences between OS implementations of Bash, particularly on the Mac. Therefore, 1E recommends testing custom Bash scripts on each supported OS.

Solaris clients

CategoryProductNotes
Operating System

  • Solaris 11.4
  • Solaris 11.3

1E Client supports only Tachyon features on non-Windows devices. Other versions of these non-Windows OS should work but have not been tested by 1E.

1E Client packages for macOS, Linux and Solaris are included in the non-Windows zip available for download from the 1E Support Portal.

The 1E Client for Solaris supports for the following architectures:

  • Solaris on Intel 64-bit and SPARC platforms

For Solaris, the following specific libraries are required, but are usually installed by default:

  • libcurl
  • zlib

For installation guidance, please refer to Deploying 1E Client on non-Windows: Solaris installation.

Other Software

  • Bash
  • Perl

Bash and perl are required for installation of 1E Client on all non-Windows OS, except not for the 1E Client for Android.

Tachyon instructions support the use of Bash scripts on all supported non-Windows OS.

To see if an Instruction requires a Bash script, look in its Instruction Definition XML file for Bash script resources defined under the <Resources> tag. Bash is the preferred choice when developing custom instructions for non-Windows OS.

There are slight differences between OS implementations of Bash, particularly on the Mac. Therefore, 1E recommends testing custom Bash scripts on each supported OS.

Running Tachyon instructions on devices

You must ensure the appropriate scripting environment is present on Tachyon client devices. Tachyon SCALE - Simple Cross-platform Agent Language for Extensibility - supports running native PowerShell on Windows OS and bash on non-Windows OS devices, which can be script files downloaded when an instruction runs, or command text. You will very probably want to use these native scripting features in instructions you download from 1E or ones you develop yourself using TIMS.

PowerShell on Windows OS

PowerShell is used by some Tachyon instructions (that have PowerShell commands embedded or scripts that are downloaded) and some of these require PowerShell 3.0 or later, although some scripts will support PowerShell 2.0. PowerShell scripts are supported only on Windows OS.

If installing or upgrading PowerShell, it is best to install the latest version available. However, do not expect full forward or backward compatibility between PowerShell versions.

To determine the version of PowerShell on a computer, start PowerShell (command prompt or ISE) and enter one of the following commands: $PSVersionTable.PSVersion or  $PSVersionTable for more detail.

The table below shows which versions of PowerShell are supported on each OS version and Service Pack, and if it is built-in or needs to be installed.

OS VersionPowerShell VersionNotes
1.02.0 (Note 3)3.04.05.05.1
Windows Server 2016, 2019



RTM (Note 9)RTM (Notes 12, 13)Note 4
Windows 10



RTM (built-in)Anniversary Update (built-in)
Windows Server 2012 R2


RTM (built-in)RTM (Note 9)RTM (Note 12)Note 4
Windows 8.1


RTM (built-in)RTM (Note 9)RTM (Note 12)
Windows Server 2012 *

RTM (built-in)RTM (Note 7)RTM (Note 9)RTM (Note 12)Note 4
Windows 8 *

RTM (built-in)



Windows Server 2008 R2 *
RTM (built-in)SP1 (Note 6)SP1 (Note 7)SP1 (Note 8)SP1 (Note 10)Note 4
Windows 7
RTM (built-in)SP1 (Note 6)SP1 (Note 7)SP1 (Note 8)SP1 (Note 10)
Windows Server 2008 *RTM (built-in)
SP1 & SP2 (Note 2)



Windows Server 2003 *RTM & SP1R2 & SP2



Notes 1, 2
Windows Vista *RTMSP1 & SP2



Notes 1, 2
Windows XP *RTM, SP1 & SP2SP3



Notes 1, 2

* These OS are regarded as legacy OS:

  1. PowerShell is not built-in for these OS. These OS do not support 3.0 or later. See 166988236
  2. If PowerShell 1.0 is installed it must be removed in order to install a later version.
  3. Support for PowerShell 2.0 is included in PowerShell 3.0 and later.
  4. PowerShell is not installed by default on these OS but is an optional feature that should be enabled using Server Manager.
  5. PowerShell 2.0 is part of WMF Core package (KB968930) with prerequisite of .NET Framework 3.51 (which includes .NET 2.0 SP1).
  6. PowerShell 3.0 is part of WMF 3.0 with prerequisite of .NET Framework 4.0 or later. Refer https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595
  7. PowerShell 4.0 is part of WMF 4.0 with prerequisite of .NET Framework 4.5 or later. Refer https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855
  8. PowerShell 5.0 is part of WMF 5.0 with prerequisites of .NET Framework 4.5 or later and WMF 4.0. Refer https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50395
  9. PowerShell 5.0 is part of WMF 5.0 without any other prerequisites. Refer https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50395
  10. PowerShell 5.1 is part of WMF 5.1 with prerequisites of .NET Framework 4.6 or later, WMF 4.0 and SHA-2 Code Signing. Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/5.1/install-configure
  11. PowerShell 5.1 is part of WMF 5.1 with prerequisites of .NET Framework 4.6 or later and WMF 4.0. Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/5.1/install-configure
  12. PowerShell 5.1 is part of WMF 5.1 with prerequisite of .NET Framework 4.6 or later. Refer https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/5.1/install-configure
  13. In these Server OS, PowerShell 5.1 is referred to as the Desktop Experience. You can use the PowerShell Core version if you prefer.

Microsoft ended support for .NET Framework 4, 4.5, and 4.5.1 on January 12, 2016. Please refer to https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17455/lifecycle-faq-net-framework.

Bash on non-Windows OS

Bash and perl are required for installation of all non-Windows 1E Clients, with the exception of the 1E Client for Android which is installed through the Google Play Store and configured using UI screens.

Tachyon instructions support the use of Bash scripts on all supported non-Windows OS.

To see if an Instruction requires a Bash script, look in its Instruction Definition XML file for the Scripting.Run method. Bash is the preferred choice when developing custom Instructions for non-Windows OS.

There are slight differences between OS implementations of Bash, particularly on the Mac. Therefore, 1E recommends testing custom Bash scripts on each supported OS.

Constraints of Legacy OS

In this documentation, the following are referred to as legacy OS. Below are described some known issues for these OS.

1E does not provide support for 1E products on the following OS unless the OS is explicitly listed as being supported for a specific 1E product or product feature. This is because Microsoft has ended mainstream support for these OS or they are not significantly used by business organizations.

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.0
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Please contact 1E if you require support for these legacy OS. If you experience an issue on these OS, then please try replicating the issue on a supported OS.

For Microsoft product lifecycle details, please refer to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search.

PowerShell limitations

PowerShell version 3.0 (required by some Tachyon instructions) is not supported on Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003. However, PowerShell 2.0 is supported on the following OS versions:

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Vista SP1 & SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 & SP2

Certificate limitations - SHA2

Like most software vendors, 1E software requires the OS to support SHA2. If your organization has a PKI configured to use SHA2 256 or higher encryption, then your legacy OS may have already been updated to support it.

Windows XP and Server 2003 require an update as described in KB968730.  Microsoft no longer provides this hotfix as a download. You must contact Microsoft Support if you need it.

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 require an update as described in KB3033929. This update is not available for Vista and Server 2008.

Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2 and later OS already support SHA2.

Certificate limitations - encrypted certificate requests

Windows XP and Server 2003 are unable to encrypt certificate requests, whereas later OS are able to support higher more secure RPC authentication levels. If you are using a Microsoft CA and expect these clients to request (enrol) certificates then the CA must have its IF_ENFORCEENCRYPTICERTREQUEST flag disabled. It is disabled by default on Windows 2003 and 2008 CA, but is enabled by default on Windows 2012 CA.

To determine which InterfaceFlags are set, execute the following command on the CA server:

	certutil -getreg CA\InterfaceFlags

If the following is specified then it means the flag is enabled.

	IF_ENFORCEENCRYPTICERTREQUEST -- 200 (512)

To disable the encrypt certificate requests flag, execute the following commands on the CA server:

	certutil -setreg CA\InterfaceFlags -IF_ENFORCEENCRYPTICERTREQUEST
sc stop certsvc
sc start certsvc

Certificate limitations - signing certificates missing

On Windows computers, the installation MSI files, and binary executable and DLL files of 1E software are digitally signed. The 1E code signing certificate uses a timestamping certificate as its countersignature. 1E occasionally changes its code signing certificate, and uses it for new releases and patches for older versions, as shown in the table(s) below. 

Root Certificate Authorities are implicitly trusted to validate certificates, and their certificates must be correctly installed to do this. Your computers should already have the necessary root CA certificates installed, however this may have been prevented by your organization's security policies, or inability to connect to the Internet, or they are legacy OS. In general this is not an issue because by default Windows allows software to be installed and run without validation, although you may see a warning or experience a delay. However, you must have relevant CA certificates installed if you are using 1E Client (which self-validates its own files), or your organization has applied more secure polices (for example UAC, AppLocker or SmartScreen).

Typical reasons for issues with signing certificate are:

  • If your organization has disabled Automatic Root Certificates Update then you must ensure the relevant root CA certificates are correctly installed on each computer
  • If computers do not have access to the Internet then you must ensure the relevant root and issuing CA certificates are correctly installed on each computer, numbered in the table(s) below. 

The signature algorithm of the 1E code signing certificate is SHA256RSA. In most cases the file digest algorithm of an authenticode signature is SHA256, and the countersignature is a RFC3161 compliant timestamp. The exception is on legacy OS (Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008) which require the file digest algorithm of an authenticode signature to be SHA1, and a legacy countersignature. 

The table below applies to software and hotfixes released in 2020.

2020

Signing certificate

Timestamping certificates

Certificate

1E Limited

TIMESTAMP-SHA256-2019-10-15 and DigiCert Timestamp Responder

Issuing CA

DigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)

Thumbprint: 60ee3fc53d4bdfd1697ae5beae1cab1c0f3ad4e3

DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Timestamping CA

Thumbprint: 3ba63a6e4841355772debef9cdcf4d5af353a297

and  DigiCert Assured ID CA-1

Thumbprint: 19a09b5a36f4dd99727df783c17a51231a56c117

Root CA

DigiCert High Assurance EV Root CA

Thumbprint: 5fb7ee0633e259dbad0c4c9ae6d38f1a61c7dc25

DigiCert Assured ID Root CA

Thumbprint: 0563b8630d62d75abbc8ab1e4bdfb5a899b24d43

This is described in Common client requirements: Digital signing certificates. To verify if you affected by this issue see Client issues: 1E Digital Signing Certificates.

Certificate limitations - expired root certificates

Ensure that your Root CA Certificates are up-to-date on clients and servers. The Automatic Root Certificates Update feature is enabled by default on these legacy OS but its configuration may have been changed or restricted by Group Policy Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update.

If this GPO is enabled then you will see DisableRootAutoUpdate = 1 (dword) in HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\AuthRoot.