Endpoint Protection support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Article:TECH94910  |  Created: 2009-01-07  |  Updated: 2014-11-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH94910
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This article describes which Symantec Endpoint Protection products are supported on Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


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To check if the computer in question meets the system requirements for Symantec Endpoint Protection, download and run a pre-install check with Symantec Help (SymHelp). To get the latest version, read Download the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Unless otherwise specified, Symantec statements of support apply to all updates, editions, and Service Packs (SPs) for a listed Windows version, e.g. Windows 2008 = Windows 2008 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web Server, Foundation etc.

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

The following versions are supported on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Release Update 7 (RU7)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 and later

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The following versions are supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Release Update 5 (RU5) and later

Note: All previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection will not run on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

Symantec Network Access Control on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The following versions are supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Symantec Network Access Control 11.0 Release Update 5 (RU5) and later.
  • Symantec Network Access Control Starter Edition 11.0 Release Update 5 (RU5) and later.

All previous versions of Symantec Network Access Control will not run on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Note: There is an error in the Windows 7 compatibility database that causes Windows 7 to flag Symantec Network Access Control 11.0.5 RU5 as incompatible, even though RU5 is fully compatible with Windows 7. The error only appears in the Event Log, and does not prevent installation. For more information, read Error: "Symantec Network Access Control is incompatible with this version of Windows" on Windows 7.

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The following versions are supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.0 Release Update 1 (RU1) and later.

All previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition will not run on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

Symantec AntiVirus on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

The following versions are supported on Windows Server 2008 R2:

  • Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.2 MR3 and later.

All previous versions of Symantec AntiVirus will not run on Windows Server 2008 R2. Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition is not supported on Windows 7.



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