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The prerequisites and requirements for installing and running the Snow Inventory Agent for Windows are described below.

Dependency on other Snow products

The Windows agent must be used with Snow Inventory Server 5 or 6, or alternatively, if your environment is on Snow Atlas, with Snow Extender.

Supported operating systems

For information on supported operating systems, see Snow System Requirements.

Privilege requirements

The Windows agent is designed to run using the highest operating-system privileges. This is by design to ensure that an operating system can be entirely scanned, inventoried, and measured.

It is possible to run the agent by using limited privileges. This can result in different problems, depending on how the agent is configured: it may not run at all, only collect limited results, not be able to inventory running processes, etc.

Due to the diversity of possible configurations, running the agent with limited privileges is not supported.