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August 25, 2009

Windows server compatibility

Filed under: Windows Server — hayesjupe @ 1:25 am
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Windows Server 2008 R2 has been RTM for a couple of weeks now – and more information is starting to flow about this new OS. Like many people, i have started upgrading our internal servers, and found it to be a easy process – however there are quite a few major server apps that either do not work with R2, or have not been certified as supported as yet – and finding information on this isnt easy.

Below is a table of the current status of many popular server applications and what platforms they are supported on. Please note that over the coming weeks, some of these status’s will change as existing products are certified or patched to work with R2.

  ISA 2006 SP1 Exch 2003 SP2 Exch 2007 SP1 Exch 2010 SCCM 2007 SP1 OCS 2007 OCS 2007 R2 APPV 4.5 APPV 4.6 WSUS 3.0 SP1 WSUS 3.0 SP2 SQL 2005 SP3 SQL 2008 SP1 SCOM 2007 SP1 SCOM 2007 R2
Win 2003 SP2 Yes Yes No No* Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2003 SP2 x64 No No Yes No* Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2003 R2 SP2 Yes Yes No No* Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2003 R2 SP2 x64 No No Yes No* Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2008 RTM No No No No* Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2008 RTM x64 No No Yes No* Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2008 SP2 No No No No* Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2008 SP2 x64 No No Yes Yes* Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Win 2008 R2 x64 No No No Yes* No No No No ? No Yes ? ? No No
Virtualised Yes No Yes Yes* Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Exchange 2010 entries are purely speculation – however it is fair to assume that exchange 2010 will continue to be x64 only, and support R2 as the release candidate does (http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/08/17/451974.aspx)

SCCM 2007 will support R2 as of SP2 (http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/08/05/configuration-manager-2007-service-pack-2.aspx)

In order to keep up with the latest in supported configurations, you can check

Virtualisation Support – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957006

ISA 2006 System Requirements – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc304520.aspx

SQL products virtualisation support – http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893

SCOM Supported Configurations – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb309428.aspx

Windows 2008 supported server applications – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948680

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