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  • Windows Version
    • Windows XP (Home or Pro) with SP2 or higher.
    • Windows Vista.
    • Windows 7.
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2.
    • Windows Server 2003 R2.
    • Windows Small Business Server 2008.
    • Windows Server 2008.
    • Windows Server 2008 R2.
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011.
    • Windows 8 and 8.1.
    • Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.
  • Hardware
    • Dual-core CPU.
    • 2GB of memory.
    • 10GB of free space on the disk where ZCB is installed.

      • Additionally, every disk to be backed up must have space for VSS snapshots. At least 10% free space is required, and 20% free space is recommended.

  • Other Requirements
    • Java 7 is required.
    • The language selected in the ZCB Installer and the ZCB program must match the Windows system localeWindows locale must match that language chosen for ZCB, or the Windows language pack must be installed that matches the language chosen for ZCB.
    • The Remote Registry Service must be enabled before installation.
    • The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) must be enabled. Although the Volume Shadow Service is enabled by default, it may have been turned off after Windows installation.
      • To ensure that VSS is running:
        • Right-click the My Computer icon and choose Manage from the pop up menu.
        • Expand the Services and Applications tree and locate the Volume Shadow Copy Service. If it is not started, change the General Properties to make the Startup Type Automatic.
    • ZCB must be installed and all ZCB operations must be performed as a user that has Administrator privileges.
    • ZCB requires access to TCP Ports 10080 & 10081, which are default ports used by ZCB for backup and restore.
      • Alternate ports can be specified. Please refer to the Advanced Options section in this document.
    • ZCB depends up on the Visual C++ Redistributable. VC++ must be installed and in working order on the system.