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System requirements for Desktop Engineer's Toolset

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Updated February 16th, 2017

The following lists the minimum requirements for Desktop Engineer's Toolset:

Software and hardware


Operating System

One of the following 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems is required:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 7 (x32 and x64)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

CPU Speed

500 MHz or faster


128 MB or greater

Hard Drive Space

3 GB or more

Window Account

Installation requires an account with administrator privileges.


Must be accessible from the computer on which the Toolset is installed to successfully use any network tools.

.Net Framework

3.5 SP1 and 4.0


Syslog Server additional component, used to capture and decode syslog messages sent from network devices, supports Access databases.

  • Internet Explorer versions 8 and later
  • Firefox version 40.0
  • Chrome version 44.0

Microsoft Vista has implemented User Account Control (UAC), a layer of security that ensures hostile programs cannot run unnoticed with administrator privileges. Consider the following when installing or running any Toolset application:

  • You may be prompted for administrator credentials.
  • You may be prompted to grant the application access to the computer.



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