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System Requirements

Operating System

Recommended and Fully Compatible:
Windows® Server 2008 All Editions1
Windows® Server 2008 R2 All Editions1
Windows® Server 2012 All Editions1
Windows® Server 2012 R2 All Editions1
Windows® Server 2016 All Editions1

Fully Compatible:
Windows® 7 All Editions2
Windows® 8/8.1 (Intel based processors)2
Windows® 10 (Intel based processors)2

WebWatchBot, a 32-bit application, will run on 32-bit as well as 64-bit Windows. 64-bit Windows OSs emulate 32-bit mode, allowing them to run (refer to: Running 32-bit Applications from MSDN)

CPU2

Minimum and Recommended: Intel or AMD processor with 2 or more cores or CPUs

Memory2

Minimum: 2GB Minimum
Recommended: 4GB or more

Hard Drive Space

200 MB Minimum - as data is collected, disk space usage will increase

Video2

Any Windows®-compatible video card
Recommended setting 1280x1024, more than 256 colors

Sound2

Windows®-compatible sound card - recommended but not required

Virtual Machine Support

WebWatchBot is compatible with both VM-Ware and Microsoft Virtual Server/PC and Hyper-V. WebWatchBot can be installed on a virtual machine with the above requirements.

Footnotes

1 WebWatchBot has passed testing with Lionbridge/Veritest on behalf of Microsoft to the level of either "Works With" or "Certified".
2 Windows may have overriding/higher requirements which take precedence over WebWatchBot requirements.
 

Additional Configuration Requirements/Recommendations

WebWatchBot Online (Web Client)

Web Browser for web client: Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox 59+, Edge, Chrome 65+
Server with WebWatchBot requires IIS to be pre-installed with ASP.Net. Server also requires .NET Framework v4.0 (included in installer).

WebWatchBot's Database

WebWatchBot requires SQL Server 2008(Good), 2014(Better), or 2016 or 2017(Best). You can pre-install SQL Server or specify an existing SQL Server installation during setup.

Permissions and Access

WebWatchBot Manager (Windows Client)

  • The logged in user must have FULL CONTROL permission in the directories and sub-directories:
    System Temporary Directory
    \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
  • The logged in user must have READ, WRITE, EXECUTE permission in the directories and sub-directories:
    \Program Files\WebWatchBot [2/3/4/5/6/7/8]\
  • The logged in user must have permission to read, write, and create keys the system registry.

WebWatchBot Service (WWBServer)

  • WebWatchBot installs its Windows Service component, named WWBServer.

    NOTE FOR WEBWATCHBOT V3.0.2 AND OLDER: WWBServer must log in under the "Local System Account" Account. This should not be changed. Additionally, the SYSTEM ("Local System Account"), must be set to interact with the desktop.

    NOTE FOR WEBWATCHBOT V3.0.3 AND NEWER: If you change the logged in user account, ensure to reflect this change below, substituting SYSTEM with the specified user account.

  • The SYSTEM ("Local System Account") account must have FULL CONTROL permission in the directories and sub-directories:
    System Temporary Directory
    \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
  • The SYSTEM ("Local System Account") account must have READ, WRITE, EXECUTE permission in the directories and sub-directories:
    \Program Files\WebWatchBot [2/3/4/5/6]\
  • The SYSTEM ("Local System Account") account must have permission to read, write, and create keys the system registry.

IIS (Internet Information Server)

WebWatchBot Online (Web based app for WebWatchBot) is installed on IIS's default web site, and requires the following Windows features to be pre-installed
Go to server manager, click add roles and features.
  • In the Server Roles section select:
    • "Web Server (IIS)" -> Select and expand "Web Server"
    • Under Application Development check...
      • .NET Extensibility 3.5 and 4.5
      • ASP.NET 3.5 and 4.5
      • ISAPI Extenstions
      • ISAPI Filters
  • In the Features section select:
    • .NET Framework 3.5 Features, and check...
      • .NET Framework 3.5
    • .NET Framework 4.5 Features, and check...
      • .NET Framework 4.5
      • ASP.NET 4.5
 

Recommended Configurations

The following provides some basic guidelines for sizing your machine based on sample configurations
 

Stage 1

1-50 Watch Items
WebWatchBot Version: Enterprise
OS: Windows 2008
CPU: Pentium® or AMD processor with 2 or more cores or CPUs
Memory: 2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space: 200-500MB initially, additional 150MB per month
Database Software: Microsoft® SQL Server®. Min ver: 2008. Rec ver: 2014 or newer
 

Stage 2

50-100 Watch Items, with less than 50 watch items/minute running
WebWatchBot Version: Enterprise
OS: Windows 2008/2012
CPU: Pentium® or AMD processor with 2 or more cores or CPUs
Memory: Minimum: 4 GB. Recommended: 8 GB
Hard Drive Space: 200MB-2.5GB initially, additional 400MB per month
Database Software: Microsoft® SQL Server®. Min ver: 2008. Rec ver: 2014 or newer
WebWatchBot run as Windows Service Other recommendations:
  • Consider multiple machines running WebWatchBot
  • SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016/2017 or newer located on a different server
  • No other applications running on server
 

Stage 3

100-500 Watch Items, with less than 100 watch items/minute running (The frequency with which Watch Items are run, directly impacts overall performance)
WebWatchBot Version: Enterprise
OS: Windows 2012
CPU: Pentium® or AMD processor with 4 or more cores or CPUs
Memory: Minimum: 8 GB
Hard Drive Space: 200MB-2.5GB initially, additional 400MB per month
Database Software: Microsoft® SQL Server®. Min ver: 2008. Rec ver: 2014 or newer
WebWatchBot run as Windows Service Other recommendations:
  • Consider multiple machines running WebWatchBot
  • SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016/2017 located on a different server
  • No other applications running on server
 

Stage 4

500-1000 Watch Items, with less than 100 watch items/minute running (The frequency with which Watch Items are run, directly impacts overall performance)
WebWatchBot Version: Enterprise
OS: Windows 2008
CPU: Minimum: Pentium® or AMD processor with 4 or more cores or CPUs
Memory: Minimum: 16 GB
Hard Drive Space: 100MB-2.5GB initially, additional 400MB per month
Database Software: Microsoft® SQL Server®. Min ver: 2008. Rec ver: 2014 or newer
WebWatchBot run as Windows Service Other recommendations:
  • Consider multiple machines running WebWatchBot
  • SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016/2017 located on a different server
  • No other applications running on server
** Please note: Your results may vary based upon factors such as concurrently executing programs, processes, and services. Additionally, each Watch Type, e.g., ping, port, http, etc., affects performance differently based on the resources needed to execute.

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