Data Director Web Service


The Data Director Web Service (DDWS) is responsible for receiving files moved by the Data Director (DD) within the over-all collector infrastructure. There are no analytical or collection features in the DDWS.

The DDWS provides the web server required for HTTP & HTTPS transport controlled by the DD.


  • Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2012R2.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
  • PowerShell 4.0
  • IIS role (default settings)
  • Certificate for https traffic (recommended)


The DDWS will be present on any system that is to RECEIVE data being forwarded from a downstream Data Director (DD) service over HTTP/HTTPS.

This role is present in the majority of all collector to collector forwarding configurations, but in most cases, operated in the cloud by Microsoft.