Managed client deployment prerequisites

Document created by drossler Employee on May 11, 2017Last modified by bgoddard on Sep 27, 2019
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Before you can initiate a client push install from the Malwarebytes Management Console, your server and endpoints must meet the requirements specified below.  To see additional requirements, refer to the Malwarebytes Management Console Administrator Guide, Before You Begin section.


Server requirements

Endpoint requirements


  • .NET Framework 4
  • Windows Installer 4.0 or newer


  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows Installer 4.0 or newer
  • File and Printer sharing enabled
  • NetBIOS enabled
  • Network Discovery enabled

Open Ports (TCP):

  • 53: Domain Name Services (DNS) lookups
  • 137: NetBIOS Name Resolution
  • 139: NetBIOS Session Service
  • 389: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • 443: Hypertext Transfer Protocol over TLS/SSL (HTTPS)
    Default Management Server port
  • 18457: Default client communication port

Open Ports (TCP):

  • 135: Remotely manage services to file transfers to or from server
  • 137: NetBIOS Name Resolution
  • 445: Active Directory file transfers to and from server
    Used for install, uninstall, and simulations
  • 18457: Default client communication port


Once your server and clients have been configured to meet the requirements above, see how to Install managed clients with Malwarebytes Management Console.


Additional information