Software requirements

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Software requirements

Portal supported browsers

Microsoft Edge 38 and later
Mozilla Firefox 68 and later
Google Chrome 30 and later
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 support is ending soon. From January 1, 2021, some features may still work, but they are not guaranteed to work in the long term (read more).

Finder supported operating systems

Windows 10 - 64 and 32 bits
Windows 8.1 - 64 and 32 bits

Collector supported systems

Desktop

Windows 10 - 64 and 32 bits
Windows 8.1 - 64 and 32 bits
Windows 7 SP1 - 64 and 32 bits - requires OS update (see prerequisites below)


Server

Windows Server 2019 - 64 bits and Windows Server, version 1809
Windows Server 2016 - 64 bits and Windows Server, version 1709
Editions: Standard, Essential, and DataCenter.
Installation options: desktop experience and core.
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 - 64 bits
Windows Server 2008 R2 - 64 bits
Requires OS and .NET Framework updates


Prerequisites

  • The targeted device must be able to directly or indirectly reach the Engine and, optionally, the Portal through the network.
  • To install the Collector using their MSI, the Windows installer (msiexec) version 3.0 or higher is required.
  • The installation of the Collector 6.24.1.0.x on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) devices requires update Microsoft KB 3033929 to be previously applied.
  • On Windows Server 2008 R2, the Nexthink Act module requires to install:enable .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.


Compatibility with the Engine

The latest Engine accepts traffic from the latest version of the Collector and all its previous versions. Before upgrading to the latest release of the Collector, upgrade your Engines first.

End of support for Internet Explorer 11

As of January 1, 2021, Nexthink will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) or Microsoft Edge Legacy to access the content provided by the Nexthink Portal. After that date, the Portal user interface might not function correctly when using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge Legacy.

This does not affect the ability of the Nexthink Collector to monitor activity or web traffic of Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge Legacy.

When will this happen?

Event Date
Announcement of the removal of support for IE11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy 16.10.2020
Support ends 01.01.2021

What does this mean?

Currently, the Nexthink Portal supports the use of Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge Legacy as a web browser. As of January 1, 2021, this will no longer be the case. Users of Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy might find that the Nexthink Portal does not work correctly, or at all. Microsoft Edge Legacy is any version of Microsoft Edge which uses the EdgeHTML browser engine. This was deprecated in favour of a Chromium-based browser engine as of version 79.0.309 of Microsoft Edge.

As an important distinction, this change does not affect the ability of Nexthink to monitor Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge Legacy activity on endpoints.

Why is Nexthink removing support for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy?

In 2015, the Edge browser was released by Microsoft. Internet Explorer 11 no longer receives major updates to support functionality that allows modern and complex web applications such as Nexthink to work. In January 2020, Microsoft Edge received an upgrade to use a Chromium-based browser engine, and legacy versions no longer receive major updates. As a result, there is an increasing gap between the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11/Microsoft Edge Legacy and other browsers.

An increasingly large amount of effort is required to make the Nexthink Portal work for Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy, an effort that could be better spent developing useful features, reliability, and functionality that Nexthink users expect.

Who is affected?

Anyone who uses Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge Legacy to access the Nexthink Portal content.

How should I prepare for this?

Use a more modern web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or modern Microsoft Edge.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact Nexthink Support or your customer success manager for more information.