MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations

You can run Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.5 in a Stand-alone topology or in a Configuration Manager Integration topology that integrates MBAM with System Center Configuration Manager. If you use the recommended configuration for either topology in a production environment, MBAM supports up to 500,000 MBAM clients. For information about the recommended architecture and features that are configured on each server for each topology, see High-Level Architecture for MBAM 2.5.

For additional configurations that are specific to the Configuration Manager Integration topology, see Versions of Configuration Manager that MBAM supports.

Note
Microsoft provides support for the current service pack and, in some cases, the immediately preceding service pack. To find the support timelines for your product, see the Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For additional information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ.

MBAM Supported Languages

The following tables show the languages that are supported for the MBAM Client (including the Self-Service Portal) and the MBAM Server in MBAM 2.5 and MBAM 2.5 SP1.

Supported Languages in MBAM 2.5 SP1:

Client Languages Server Languages

Czech (Czech Republic) cs-CZ

Danish (Denmark) da-DK

Dutch (Netherlands) nl-NL

English (United States) en-US

Finnish (Finland) fi-FI

French (France) fr-FR

German (Germany) de-DE

Greek (Greece) el-GR

Hungarian (Hungary) hu-HU

Italian (Italy) it-IT

Japanese (Japan) ja-JP

Korean (Korea) ko-KR

Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway) nb-NO

Polish (Poland) pl-PL

Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR

Portuguese (Portugal) pt-PT

Russian (Russia) ru-RU

Slovak (Slovakia) sk-SK

Spanish (Spain) es-ES

Swedish (Sweden) sv-SE

Turkish (Turkey) tr-TR

Slovenian (Slovenia) sl-SI

Simplified Chinese (PRC) zh-CN

Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW

  • English (United States) en-US

  • French (France) fr-FR

  • German (Germany) de-DE

  • Italian (Italy) it-IT

  • Japanese (Japan) ja-JP

  • Korean (Korea) ko-KR

  • Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR

  • Russian (Russia) ru-RU

  • Spanish (Spain) es-ES

  • Simplified Chinese (PRC) zh-CN

  • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW

Supported Languages in MBAM 2.5:

Client Languages Server Languages
  • English (United States) en-US

  • French (France) fr-FR

  • German (Germany) de-DE

  • Italian (Italy) it-IT

  • Japanese (Japan) ja-JP

  • Korean (Korea) ko-KR

  • Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR

  • Russian (Russia) ru-RU

  • Spanish (Spain) es-ES

  • Simplified Chinese (PRC) zh-CN

  • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW

  • English (United States) en-US

  • French (France) fr-FR

  • German (Germany) de-DE

  • Italian (Italy) it-IT

  • Japanese (Japan) ja-JP

  • Korean (Korea) ko-KR

  • Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR

  • Russian (Russia) ru-RU

  • Spanish (Spain) es-ES

  • Simplified Chinese (PRC) zh-CN

  • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW

MBAM Server system requirements

MBAM Server operating system requirements

We strongly recommend that you run the MBAM Client and MBAM Server on the same line of operating systems. For example, Windows 10 with Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1 with Windows Server 2012 R2, and so on.

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for the MBAM Server installation.

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Windows Server 2016

Standard or Datacenter

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2

Standard or Datacenter

64-bit

Windows Server 2012

Standard or Datacenter

64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

SP1

64-bit

The enterprise domain must contain at least one Windows Server 2008 (or later) domain controller.

MBAM Server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements – Stand-alone topology

These requirements are for the MBAM Stand-alone topology. For the requirements for the Configuration Manager Integration topology, see MBAM Server Processor, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements - Configuration Manager Integration Topology.

Hardware item Minimum requirement Recommended requirement

Processor

2.33 GHz

2.33 GHz or greater

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

Free disk space

1 GB

2 GB

MBAM Server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements - Configuration Manager Integration topology

The following table lists the server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements for MBAM servers when you are using the Configuration Manager Integration topology. For the requirements for the Stand-alone topology, see MBAM Server Processor, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements – Stand-alone Topology.

Hardware item Minimum requirement Recommended requirement

Processor

2.33 GHz

2.33 GHz or greater

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

Free disk space

1 GB

2 GB

Versions of Configuration Manager that MBAM supports

MBAM supports the following versions of Configuration Manager.

Supported version Service pack System architecture

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch), version 1610

64-bit

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (LTSB - version 1606)

64-bit

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

SP1

64-bit

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 or later

64-bit

>Note Although Configuration Manager 2007 R2 is 32 bit, you must install it and SQL Server on a 64-bit operating system in order to match the 64-bit MBAM software.

For a list of supported configurations for the Configuration Manager Server, see the appropriate TechNet documentation for the version of Configuration Manager that you are using. MBAM has no additional system requirements for the Configuration Manager Server.

SQL Server database requirements

The following table lists the Microsoft SQL Server versions that are supported for the MBAM Server features, which include the Recovery Database, Compliance and Audit Database, and the Reports feature. The required versions apply to the Stand-alone or the Configuration Manager Integration topologies.

You must install SQL Server with the SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation.

SQL Server version Edition Service pack System architecture

Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

SP1

64-bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

SP1, SP2

64-bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

SP3

64-bit

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Standard or Enterprise

SP3

64-bit

SQL Server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements – Stand-alone topology

The following table lists the recommended server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements for the SQL Server computer when you are using the Stand-alone topology. Use these requirements as a guide. Your specific requirements will vary based on the number of client computers you are supporting in your enterprise. To view the requirements for the Configuration Manager Integration topology, see SQL Server Processor, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements - Configuration Manager Integration Topology.

Hardware item Minimum requirement Recommended requirement

Processor

2.33 GHz

2.33 GHz or greater

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

Free disk space

5 GB

5 GB or greater

SQL Server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements - Configuration Manager Integration topology

The following table lists the server processor, RAM, and disk space requirements for the Microsoft SQL Server computer when you are using the Configuration Manager Integration topology, see SQL Server Processor, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements – Stand-alone Topology.

Hardware item Minimum requirement Recommended requirement

Processor

2.33 GHz

2.33 GHz or greater

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

Free disk space

5 GB

5 GB

MBAM Client system requirements

Client operating system requirements

We strongly recommend that you run the MBAM Client and MBAM Server on the same line of operating systems. For example, Windows 10 with Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1 with Windows Server 2012 R2, and so on.

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for MBAM Client installation. The same requirements apply to the Stand-alone and the Configuration Manager Integration topologies.

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Windows 10

Enterprise

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 8.1

Enterprise

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 7

Enterprise or Ultimate

SP1

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows To Go

Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Enterprise

32-bit or 64-bit

Client RAM requirements

There are no RAM requirements that are specific to the MBAM Client installation.

MBAM Group Policy system requirements

The following table lists the operating systems that are supported for MBAM Group Policy Templates installation.

Operating system Edition Service pack System architecture

Windows 10

Enterprise

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 8.1

Enterprise

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 7

Enterprise, or Ultimate

SP1

32-bit or 64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2

Standard or Datacenter

64-bit

Windows Server 2012

Standard or Datacenter

64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2

Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter

SP1

64-bit

MBAM In Azure IaaS

The MBAM server can be deployed in Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on any of the supported OS versions listed above, connecting to an Active Directory hosted on premises or an Active Directory also hosted in Azure IaaS. Documentation for setting up and configuring Active Directory on Azure IaaS is here.

The MBAM client is not supported on virtual machines and is also not supported on Azure IaaS.

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