Software requirements

Software Description
Supported operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit)

GFI EventsManager can be installed on a computer running any of the following operating systems:

  • Windows® Server 2016 - Essentials, Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows® Server 2012 R2- Essentials, Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows® Server 2012 - Essentials, Standard or Datacenter
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 – Standard or Enterprise
  • Windows® Server 2008 - Standard or Enterprise
  • Windows® SBS 2011 - Standard or Premium
  • Windows® SBS 2008 - Standard or Premium
  • Windows®10 - Pro or Enterprise
  • Windows®8 - Pro or Enterprise
  • Windows® 7 - Enterprise, Professional or Ultimate
  • Windows® Vista SP1 - Enterprise, Business or Ultimate


GFI EventsManager cannot be installed on Server Core Installations.

Other software components

The following required components can be installed automatically when installing GFI EventsManager. For more information refer to Installing GFI EventsManager.

  • Visual C++ 2010 redistributable
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® Compact 3.5 SP2
  • MSXML6
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® Native Client
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® Management Objects Collection.
DLib Database Server

DLib Database Server is the component where GFI EventsManager stores processed logs. The database server can be installed on the same computer that is running GFI EventsManager as well as on a separate remote computer or network drive.

Optional recommended software

Install the following recommended software components to ensure full functionality of GFI EventsManager:


When GFI EventsManager is using a non-domain account to collect events from Windows® Vista machines or later, target machines must have User Account Control (UAC) disabled. For more information refer to Disabling User Account Control (UAC).