A definitive list of prerequisites and dependencies to take into account before you install Nightwatchman Enterprise.

CategoryProductNotes

Windows server OS

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
You can install the following on systems running these server OS:
  1. NightWatchman Management Center (single or distributed server deployment). For these components, you can have:
    • Only 1 instance of the database per implementation
    • Only have 1 instance of the Reporting Website per implementation
    • Only 1 instance of the Import wizard and for performance reasons, we recommend installing this on the server where the database is hosted. After installing the console, set the Launch import wizard permissions for the user account in the Security section of the NightWatchman Console. You must have permissions on the database (either full dbowner or as a member of the import wizard db role).
    • Only 1 instance of the console service per implementation
    • Up to 10 instances of the console but they must be installed on machines which have network access to the server where the console is installed 
    • Up to 3 instances of the Web service feeding into a single database.  Multiple-instances also cover hybrid environments using both HTTP and HTTPS communications (for example, HTTP for intranet-based and HTTPS for internet-based communication). To do this, set the NightWatchman clients and WakeUp implementations in each region to communicate with the Web service using their respective protocols.
  2. WakeUp Server
  3. Web WakeUp
  4. WakeUp 1E Agent
  5. Enterprise View
  6. Intel® AMT
NightWatchman Management Center is not supported on servers configured as domain controllers.

Windows client OS

Windows 10 CB 1809
Windows 10 CB 1803
Windows 10 CB 1709
Windows 10 CB 1703
Windows 10 CB 1607
Windows 8.1
You can install the following on systems running these client OS:

Mac OS X

macOS High Sierra 10.13
You can install the Mac 1E Agent on systems running these OS.

Database servers

SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2016 SP1
SQL Server 2014 SP2
SQL Server 2016 RTM
SQL server must be configured to use a case-insensitive, accent-sensitive collation as the server default (the preferred collation is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS). The NightWatchman Management Center database will inherit this during installation.

You can only have one instance of the NightWatchman Management Center database per implementation.

The SQL Server Agent must be started and set to automatic.

If you are using your own database as a data source for the Enterprise View Website and it is local to the Website, you must add NT AUTHORITY/NETWORK SERVICE to the database users and grant appropriate permissions to that account for any specivic tables you want to use. If it is remote, you must add the machine account for the computer hosting the Enterprise View Website in the format: <DOMAIN><MACHINENAME>$ where the <DOMAIN> is the domain where the host computer is running and <MACHINENAME> is the name of the computer hosting the Enterprise View Website.

Configuration Managers

SCCM CB 1810
SCCM CB 1806
SCCM CB 1802
SCCM CB 1710
SCCM CB 1706
SCCM CB 1702
SCCM CB 1610
SCCM 2012 R2 SP1

WakeUp server integrates with these Configuration Managers.

If you are running CB1610, Microsoft has released an update for it. We recommend you review your deployment and consider the update.

Web servers

IIS 10
IIS 8.5
IIS Windows authentication must be enabled.

You can only have one instance of the Reporting Website per implementation. 

Runtime libraries

Silverlight
.NET Framework 4.6.2
.NET Framework 4.5.2
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1
For .NET, ensure that the corresponding OS specific ASP.NET version is installed and enabled and preparing a server for web applications where other versions of .NET are in use.

Browsers

Internet Explorer 11

Web WakeUp works with these browsers.

  • If you are using the ActiveX control, the web application can be viewed using these browsers.
  • If you are not using the ActiveX control and relying on reverse DNS lookup the web application can be viewed using Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

Others

  1. Tachyon
  2. ActiveEfficiency
  1. For Tachyon integration, you must have Tachyon 3.1 or later.
  2. For ActiveEfficiency integration, you must have ActiveEfficiency 1.9.700.43 or later.

Supported Platforms

This table is a summary of the platforms supported by NightWatchman Enterprise. Click the header see detailed requirements for each of these platforms.

OSRDBMSCMWeb serversRuntime librariesBrowsersOthers
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10 CB 1809
Windows 10 CB 1803
Windows 10 CB 1709
Windows 10 CB 1703
Windows 10 CB 1607
Windows 8.1
macOS High Sierra 10.13
SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2016 SP1
SQL Server 2014 SP2
SQL Server 2016 RTM
SCCM CB 1810
SCCM CB 1806
SCCM CB 1802
SCCM CB 1710
SCCM CB 1706
SCCM CB 1702
SCCM CB 1610
SCCM 2012 R2 SP1
IIS 10
IIS 8.5
Silverlight
.NET Framework 4.6.2
.NET Framework 4.5.2
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Internet Explorer 11
Tachyon
ActiveEfficiency