Components and versions required to run Capacity Planner
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Components and versions required to run Capacity Planner


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This article outlines the component requirements to successfully install and run the Capacity Planner Collector.


VMware Capacity Planner 2.5.x
VMware Capacity Planner 2.6.x
VMware Capacity Planner 2.1.x


This is a list of the minimum software versions and settings required to install and run Capacity Planner:

Software Packages / Operating Systems

  • Any of these operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
    • Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1 or higher recommended)
    • Windows Server 2003 with Hotfix 909139 or Service Pack 2 (recommended)
  • Microsoft Data Access Controls (MDAC) 2.41 or higher
  • Microsoft Joint Engine Technology (JET) 4.0 SP6 or higher (SP8 recommended)
  • Visual Basic 6 Run-time Libraries SP6 or higher
  • Windows Script Host 5.6 or higher
  • Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 or higher


  • Windows Installer service must be not be disabled
  • Login must have local Administrator rights
  • Windows 2003 Server Internet Explorer Enhanced Security must not</u> be installed.
  • Microsoft File and Printer sharing must be enabled
  • Microsoft NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) must be enabled
  • Windows Firewall should be disabled (recommended)


The following services on the host must not be disabled for Windows collection to be successful:
  • Computer Browser
  • DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) Server Process Launcher
  • DNS Client
  • Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Remote Registry
  • Server
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Workstation