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Before starting the Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) installation, you must complete the prerequisites listed in this topic. These prerequisites apply to the MBAM Stand-alone topology and System Center Configuration Manager Integration topology.

If you are deploying MBAM with System Center Configuration Manager, you must complete additional prerequisites, which are listed in MBAM 2.5 Server Prerequisites that Apply Only to the Configuration Manager Integration Topology.

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For a list of the supported hardware and operating systems for MBAM, see MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations.

Important
If BitLocker was used without MBAM, you must decrypt the drive and then clear TPM using tpm.msc. MBAM cannot take ownership of TPM if the client PC is already encrypted and the TPM owner password created.

Required MBAM roles and accounts

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Groups created in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)

See Planning for MBAM 2.5 Groups and Accounts for a description of these groups and accounts.

Prerequisites for the Recovery Database

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Supported version of SQL Server

Install Microsoft SQL Server with SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation.

See MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations for supported versions.

Required SQL Server permissions

Required permissions:

  • SQL Server instance login server roles:

    • dbcreator

    • processadmin

  • SQL Server Reporting Services instance rights:

    • Create Folders

    • Publish Reports

Optional - Install the Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature available in SQL Server

The TDE SQL Server feature performs real-time I/O encryption and decryption of the data and log files, which can help you to comply with laws, regulations, and guidelines that apply to various industries.

Note

TDE performs real-time decryption of database information. This means that, if you are viewing recovery key information in the SQL Server database and you are logged on under an account that has permissions to the database, the recovery key information is visible. To read more about TDE, see MBAM 2.5 Security Considerations.

SQL Server Database Engine Services

SQL Server Database Engine Services must be installed and running during MBAM Server installation.

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or later

Windows PowerShell does not have to be installed on the Recovery Database server if you are using Windows PowerShell to configure the database from a remote computer.

Prerequisites for the Compliance and Audit Database

PrerequisiteDetails

Supported version of SQL Server

Install SQL Server with SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation.

See MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations for supported versions.

Required SQL Server permissions

Required permissions:

  • SQL Server instance login server roles:

    • dbcreator

    • processadmin

  • SQL Server Reporting Services instance rights:

    • Create Folders

    • Publish Reports

Optional - Install the Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) feature in SQL Server

The TDE SQL Server feature performs real-time I/O encryption and decryption of the data and log files, which can help you to comply with laws, regulations, and guidelines that apply to various industries.

TDE performs real-time decryption of database information. This means that, if you are viewing recovery key information in the SQL Server database and you are logged on under an account that has permissions to the database, the recovery key information is visible. To read more about TDE, see MBAM 2.5 Security Considerations.

SQL Server Database Engine Services

SQL Server Database Engine Services must be installed and running during MBAM Server installation. However, SQL Server can be running remotely; it doesn’t have to be on the same server on which you are installing the MBAM Server software.

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or later

Windows PowerShell does not have to be installed on the Compliance and Audit Database server if you are using Windows PowerShell to configure the database from a remote computer.

Prerequisites for the Reports

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Supported version of SQL Server

Install SQL Server with SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS collation.

See MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations for supported versions.

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

SSRS must be installed and running during the MBAM Server installation.

Configure SSRS in 'native' mode and not in unconfigured or 'SharePoint' mode.

SSRS instance rights – required for configuring Reports only if you are installing databases on a separate server from the server where Reports are configured.

Required instance rights:

  • Create Folders

  • Publish Reports

Windows PowerShell 3.0 or later

Windows PowerShell does not have to be installed on this Database server if you are using Windows PowerShell to configure the database from a remote computer.

Prerequisites for the Administration and Monitoring Server

The following table lists the installation prerequisites for the MBAM Administration and Monitoring Server.

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Windows Server Web Server Role

This role must be added to a server operating system that is supported for the Administration and Monitoring Server feature.

Web Server (IIS) Management Tools

Click IIS Management Scripts and Tools.

SSL Certificate

Optional. To secure communication between the client computers and the web services, you must obtain and install a certificate that a trusted security authority signed.

Web Server Role Services

Common HTTP Features:

  • Static Content

  • Default Document

Application Development:

  • ASP.NET

  • .NET Extensibility

  • ISAPI Extensions

  • ISAPI Filters

Security:

  • Windows Authentication

  • Request Filtering

Windows Server Features

.NET Framework 4.5 features:

  • .NET Framework 4.5 or 4.6

    • Windows Server 2016 - .NET Framework 4.6 is already installed for these versions of Windows Server, but you must enable it.

    • Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 - .NET Framework 4.5 is already installed for these versions of Windows Server, but you must enable it.

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 - .NET Framework 4.5 is not included with Windows Server 2008 R2, so you must download Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and install it separately.

      Note

      If you are upgrading from MBAM 2.0 or MBAM 2.0 SP1 and need to install .NET Framework 4.5, see Release Notes for MBAM 2.5 for an additional required step to make the websites work.

  • WCF Activation

    • HTTP Activation

    • Non-HTTP Activation (Only for Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2012 R2)

  • TCP Activation

Windows Process Activation Service:

  • Process Model

  • .NET Framework Environment

  • Configuration APIs

ASP.NET MVC 4.0

Service Principal Name (SPN)

The web applications require an SPN for the virtual host name under the domain account that you use for the web application pools.

If your administrative rights permit you to create SPNs in Active Directory Domain Services, MBAM creates the SPN for you. See Setspn for information about the rights required to create SPNs.

If you do not have administrative rights to create SPNs, you must ask the Active Directory administrators in your organization to create the SPN for you by using the following command.

In the code example, the virtual host name is mbamvirtual.contoso.com, and the domain account used for the web application pools is contosombamapppooluser.

Note

If you are setting up Load Balancing, use the same application pool account on all servers.

For more information about registering SPNs for fully qualified, NetBIOS, and custom host names, see Planning How to Secure the MBAM Websites.

Prerequisites for the Self-Service Portal

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Supported version of Windows Server

See MBAM 2.5 Supported Configurations for supported versions.

ASP.NET MVC 4.0

Web Service IIS Management Tools

Service Principal Name (SPN)

The web applications require an SPN for the virtual host name under the domain account that you use for the web application pools.

If your administrative rights permit you to create SPNs in Active Directory Domain Services, MBAM creates the SPN for you. See Setspn for information about the rights required to create SPNs.

If you do not have administrative rights to create SPNs, you must ask the Active Directory administrators in your organization administrators in your organization to create the SPN for you by using the following command.

In the code example, the virtual host name is mbamvirtual.contoso.com, and the domain account used for the web application pools is contosombamapppooluser.

Note

If you are setting up Load Balancing, use the same application pool account on all servers.

For more information about registering SPNs for fully qualified, NetBIOS, and custom host names, see Planning How to Secure the MBAM Websites.

Prerequisites for the Management Workstation

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Before installing the MBAM Client, download the MBAM Group Policy Templates from How to Get MDOP Group Policy (.admx) Templates and configure them with the settings that you want to implement in your enterprise for BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Before installing the MBAM Client, do the following:

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Copy the MBAM Group Policy Templates

Edit the Group Policy settings

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References[edit]

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  1. ^'Release History & News – Malwarebytes Support'. support.malwarebytes.com.
  2. ^'Release History & News – Malwarebytes Support'. support.malwarebytes.com.
  3. ^'Malwarebytes for Android & Chromebook – Malwarebytes Support'. support.malwarebytes.com.
  4. ^'10 Best Malware Removal Tools for Windows 10 - Windows Able'. windowsable.com. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  5. ^ abcMalwarebytes Anti-Malware review at PCworld.com, retrieved July 22, 2014
  6. ^'Malwarebytes Corporation'. MalwareBytes. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
  7. ^Neil J. Rubenking (July 6, 2010). 'Free Antivirus and Antispyware'. PC Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  8. ^'Announcing Malwarebytes 3.0'. Malwarebytes Corporation. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  9. ^Rosenblatt, Seth (September 24, 2008). 'Take a 'byte' out of malware'. The Download Blog. CNET. Retrieved November 27, 2008.
  10. ^Seth Rosenblatt (February 10, 2009). 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware'. Download.cnet.com. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  11. ^'CNET Editors' Choice Awards 2009 Winners'. Reviews.cnet.com. June 2, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2009.
  12. ^Gibbs, Mark (January 7, 2009). 'Malwarebytes finds pesky Trojan'. Gearhead. Network World. p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2009.
  13. ^Rubenking, Neil J. (May 7, 2010). 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.46'. PC Magazine. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  14. ^Rubenking, Neil J. 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70'. PC Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  15. ^Casey, Henry T. (November 25, 2015). 'Latest adware disables antivirus software'. Tom's Guide. Yahoo.com. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  16. ^'Vonteera Adware Uses Certificates to Disable Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes Labs - Malwarebytes Labs'. blog.Malwarebytes.org. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  17. ^Leyden, John. 'Google ninjas go public with security holes in Malwarebytes antivirus'. The Register. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  18. ^Kleczynski, Marcin (February 1, 2016). 'Malwarebytes Anti-Malware vulnerability disclosure'. Malwarebytes Labs.
  19. ^'Malwarebytes Bug Bounty'. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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