What are the prerequisites for deploying a client from the Management Console?

Document created by drossler Employee on May 11, 2017Last modified by asmith on Feb 6, 2018
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The following prerequisites must be met for all Managed Clients (Endpoints) using the Malwarebytes Management Console:

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


Regarding Firewalls:

The following is a list of ports that are commonly used for operation of the Malwarebytes Management Console.


Management Server Ports:

  • 53: Domain Name Services (DNS) lookups
  • 137: NetBIOS Name Resolution
  • 139: NetBIOS Session Service
  • 389: Active Directory (AD) authentication
  • 443: Default Management Server port
  • 18457: Default client communication port


Client Ports:

  • 135: Process control related to file transfers to/from server
  • 137: NetBIOS Name Resolution
  • 445: File transfers from server associated with install, uninstall and simulations
  • 18457: Default client communication port


(All ports are TCP)