Selecting a Windows domain computer

The Windows client computer that you use for the evaluation should have a supported Windows operating system and minimum system requirements.

For this You need this

Windows operating system

Windows 7 or later or a Windows server platform.

Please consult the release notes for supported platform versions.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.6.2 or later

If .NET is not installed, the Centrify setup program will install it for you.

CPU speed

Minimum 2 GHZ


4 GB

Disk space

20 GB free space

Desktop rights can be used on Windows servers and workstations that have a traditional Windows desktop. If the computer you are using is running Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2, Windows does not provide access to applications natively when you switch from the default desktop to a privileged desktop due to changes to the underlying interfaces and supported features within the operating system. To enable access to applications on computers running these versions of Windows, the Centrify Agent for Windows provides a custom start menu. The Centrify start menu allows you to open and run applications as you would on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The Centrify start menu is installed on the left side of the taskbar and displays the Centrify logo. This start menu is only available if you are using a role with Centrify desktop rights and cannot be modified.

Centrify also recommends that you install the Microsoft Windows Server Administration Tools Pack on the computer on where you install Access Manager. The Administration Tools Pack includes the Active Directory Users and Computers utility—dsa.msc—used in many of the exercises.

If you are using the recommended configuration with a separate Windows client computer that is not the domain controller, be sure that the Windows client computer is joined to the Active Directory domain.