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Hardware and Software Requirements for the WinCollect Host


Ensure that the Windows-based computer that hosts the WinCollect agent meets the minimum hardware and software requirements

The following table describes the minimum hardware requirements:

Table 1: Hardware Requirements for WinCollect




8 GB

2 GB reserved for the WinCollect agent


Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.0 GHz

Disk space

3 GB of available disk space for software and log files.

6 GB might be required if events are stored on a schedule.

Available processor resources


The following table describes the supported software:

Table 2: Software Requirements



Operating system

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2008 (most recent)

Windows Server 2008 Core

Windows Server 2012 (most recent)

Windows Server 2012 Core

Windows 7 (most recent)

Windows 8 (most recent)

Windows 10 (most recent)

Windows Vista (most recent)


One WinCollect agent for each Windows host.

Required user role permissions for installation

Administrator, or local administrator

Administrative permissions are not required for remote collection.


WinCollect is not supported on versions of Windows that have been moved to End Of Life by Microsoft. After software is beyond the Extended Support End Date the product might still function as expected, however, Juniper Networks will not make code or vulnerability fixes to resolve WinCollect issues for older operating systems. For example, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 and Microsoft Windows XP are operating systems that are beyond the 'Extended Support End Date'. Any questions about this announcement can be discussed in the JSA Collecting Windows Events (WMI/ALE/WinCollect) forum. For more information, see (