Supported Operating Systems

The Huntress Agent is currently available for Windows operating systems on most platforms.

Windows Compatibility

Our Agent currently supports 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64) versions of Windows starting with Windows Vista / Server 2008.

  • Windows Vista / Server 2008
  • Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 8 / Server 2012
  • Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 / Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

The Huntress Agent is not currently supported on any ARM-based Windows devices, including the Surface Pro X. Even though the Agent may successfully install, the surveys for the machines will not be processed correctly. 

Mac

macOS is not currently supported.

Although macOS compatibility is on our development roadmap, less than 2% of our partner's endpoints are Macs. As a result, the demand for better integrations, expanding detection telemetry, and showing value through reporting has taken priority. 

Huntress for macOS is coming soon. Please fill out this form to be added to the waitlist.

Resource Dependencies

When our installer runs, it will need administrative privileges and roughly 25MB of disk space. The Agent itself does not have any dependencies. However, the updater utility is written in .NET. As a result, the Huntress Installer will automatically install the applicable .NET 2.0 or .NET 4.0 version of the updater utility. The installer will also auto-select the correct 32-bit or 64-bit Agent for you based on the version of Windows. 
The Huntress Agent uses TLS 1.2 to communicate with the Huntress Dashboard. However, the HuntressUpdater uses wyUpdate which uses TLS 1.1 to fetch updates. If TLS 1.1 is blocked/disabled, the Huntress Agent will fail to update. 
As for resource utilization, the typical Huntress Agent consumes less than 1% CPU and 20MB of RAM. On average, the size of the survey sent to the Huntress Cloud is about 700KB. 
For directions on how to install the Huntress Agent, please see our Installing the Huntress Agent page

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