Deciding where to install agents

The Centrify agent must be installed on all of the computers you want to audit. Therefore, as part of your planning process, you should decide whether you want to audit every computer on the network or specific computers, such as the computers used as servers or used to run administrative software.

Before installing the Centrify Agent for Windows, verify the following:

  • The computer is joined to Active Directory.
  • The computer has .NET 4.6.2 or later installed.
  • The computer has Microsoft Windows Installer version 3.1 or newer.

Agents can communicate with a collector only if the agents and collector are in the same Active Directory forest.

For UNIX and Linux systems, be aware that desktop auditing is available only for some Linux distributions. Please see the release notes for the supported platform details.

Linux desktop auditing workings independently from shell session auditing. For platforms that support both, you can enable either one or both.