Is SMS SMTP 5.0.x compatible with Windows 2008?

Article:TECH92963  |  Created: 2009-01-18  |  Updated: 2010-11-10  |  Article URL
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You want to upgrade to Windows 2008 and keep using SMS SMTP 5.0.x on your server, or you would like to deploy a new installation of SMS-SMTP 5.0.X on Windows 2008



SMS SMTP 5.0.x is not supported on Windows 2008.

The recommended upgrade path for SMS SMTP 5.0.x in this case is to upgrade to Symantec Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition.
Symantec Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition can be run on a VMWare ESX or ESXi server.
The license file for SMS SMTP 5.0.x can also be used for Symantec Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition

Please find attached the link to the trialware for the virtual appliance:

More information about features can be found here:

For more information about supported VMWare, please follow these links:

VMware system requirements to deploy Symantec Brightmail Gateway 9.0


'Symantec Brightmail Gateway 8.0.x series support for VMware'

Technical Information
ESXi can be downloaded from:
NOTE: this link is given as is. Symantec cannot guarantee that the link works or that VMWare makes ESXi available, nor can Symantec accept responsibility for the contents of the link.


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