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This article outlines the essential requirements for installing and running AlloyScan and provides necessary hardware specifications, operating system compatibility, and other key factors to ensure AlloyScan works smoothly and effectively.

Audit Service computers

An Audit Service computer is a Windows computer on your network where the Alloy Audit Service gets installed. The minimal requirements for such a computer are:

  • Operating system - Windows 8

  • PowerShell version 5.1

IMPORTANT: The Audit Service can audit all supported devices and computers on your network. However, in order to audit Windows computers, they must be within the same domain as the service computer.

Audit clients

Audit clients are computers and network devices (audit nodes) that can be discovered and audited by AlloyScan. The minimal requirements for audit clients are:

Platform Version
Operating Systems


Windows 7.1 SP2

Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.


A wide variety of popular Linux distributions, including those based on Debian, Red Hat, and others.

macOS Any version
Networked Devices

SNMP version


Windows audit credentials

When providing audit credentials for a Windows machine, avoid referring to a real user account. Instead, we recommend that you create a special domain user solely for the purpose of auditing your domain (the "audit account"). Note that in order to create such audit account, domain administrator permissions are required.

Web browsers

AlloyScan supports the following Web browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge: The two most recent released versions

  • Google Chrome: The two most recent released versions

  • Mozilla Firefox: The two most recent released versions

  • Apple Safari: The two most recent released versions

Browser features

The following browser features must be enabled:

  • JavaScript

  • Cookies

  • LocalStorage

Screen resolution

The minimum supported screen resolution for AlloyScan is 1200 x 720 px.