QuestionWe get a lot of questions regarding support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in the previous versions of our System Center products, and while this information is published in the TechNet Library it’s fairly spread out and at times difficult to find. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a short description of the support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 with these older System Center products. Obviously there are a lot of details I did not include so you’ll want to check your specific scenario for details but the links here should help in that regard as well.

 

Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3

- Windows 8: Supported only for clients, Branch Distribution Points (BDPs) and the Configuration Manager console.

- Windows Server 2012: Supported only for clients, Branch Distribution Points (BDPs) and the Configuration Manager console.

- SQL Server 2012 is supported.

NOTE: Some configurations require certain updates to be supported. Please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ee344146.aspx for more information.

Operations Manager 2007 R2

- Windows 8 is not supported.

- Windows Server 2012 is not supported.

- SQL Server 2012 is not support. SQL Server versions up to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 are required.

* You can monitor Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 clients using an OpsMgr 2007 R2 Management Group provided that you have the Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 OpsMgr 2012 agent installed on those clients. See http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2012/09/05/windows-server-2012-system-center-operations-manager-support.aspx for more details.

NOTE: Some SQL Server configurations require certain updates to be supported. Please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb309428.aspx for more information.

Data Protection Manager 2010

- Windows 8 is not supported.

- Windows Server 2012 is not supported.

- SQL Server 2012 is not support. SQL Server versions up to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 are required.

NOTE: Some SQL Server configurations require certain updates to be supported. Please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399021.aspx for more information.

Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

- Windows 8 is not supported.

- Windows Server 2012 is not supported.

NOTE: For more information on supported operating systems for VMM 2008 components please see the following: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764213.aspx

Service Manager 2010

- Windows 8 is not supported.

- Windows Server 2012 is not supported.

- SQL Server 2012 is not support. SQL Server versions up to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 are required.

NOTE: Some SQL Server configurations require certain updates to be supported. Please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ff460997.aspx for more information.

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

- Windows 8 is supported as a client only (see KB2758685 - Update adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support to Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758685).

- Windows Server 2012 is supported as a client only (see KB2758685 - Update adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support to Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2758685).

- SQL Server 2012 is not supported. SQL Server versions up to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 are required.

NOTE: Some SQL Server configurations require certain updates to be supported. Please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff823830.aspx for more information.

J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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System Center – Configuration Manager Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
System Center – Data Protection Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
System Center – Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
System Center – Operations Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/
System Center – Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm

Windows Intune: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsintune/
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/
The AD RMS blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmssupp/

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv

The Forefront Endpoint Protection blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/
The Forefront Identity Manager blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ms-identity-support/
The Forefront TMG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/
The Forefront UAG blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/edgeaccessblog/