This table indicates the current support for the indicated operating systems by System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 components.

Operating system

Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 management server?

Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 agent (to manage the computer)?

Support installing the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 remote console?

Windows Server 2008 R2

No

Yes

Yes

Windows 7

No

Yes

Yes

System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 supports managing computers running either the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. However, the following steps are required to enable management:

1. Upgrade the System Center Essentials 2007 SP1 Server  to WSUS 3.0 SP2. For instructions on how to download WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the improvements in WSUS 3.0 SP2, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972455.

2.  For Windows 7, download  the Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating System management packs for Operations Manager 2007 and import it into System Center Essentials 2007 SP1.

3. For Windows Server 2008 R2, download the Windows Server Operating System management packs for Operations Manager 2007 and import it into System Center Essentials 2007 SP1.

Known Issues:

For known issues refer to KB article KB974722