Error Sysmon on Windows Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, everyone

    I have downloaded the latest Sysmon version from Microsoft. When I try to install it on Windows Server 2008, it displays an error about kernel.

    I have seen that Sysmon runs Windows 7 and higher. Is it not compatible with Windows Server 2008?

    Thanks in advance,


    • Edited by rdrg-ops Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:35 AM
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:28 AM

All replies

  • Windows Server 2008 == Windows Vista

    Windows Server 2008 R2 == Windows 7

    Sorry.. you are out of luck..


    • Proposed as answer by mariora_ Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:11 AM
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:55 AM
  • Hi, Mario

    Thanks :)


    Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:35 AM
  • Hello

    I'm curious about why this is crashing. If you have a dump file that you would be willing to share could you contact me offline at

    If this is the service crashing the dump file will be in


    If sysmon.exe is crashing during install, the dump file will be at %LOCALAPPDATA%\CrashDumps

    If a dump file is not being generated, you can enable WER by creating the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps  registry key then creating a DWORD value called DumpType and setting this to 2 (no reboot required).

    MarkC (MSFT)


    Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:28 PM