Support for Server 2012/Windows8 as a managed end-point
Created: 21 May 2013 | 6 comments
Currently, ITMS 7.1 SP2 MP1 does NOT support Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8. There is a KB article http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6193 that suggests Windows 8 can run the agent but there are more issues than are documented. The agent will not even install on Server 2012.
Can anyone in Symantec advise when we will see support for Windows Server 2012 as a managed end-point for ITMS?
I know there are forum threads suggesting this will be available as part of ITMS 7.5 but lets face it - the release date keeps being pushed back. The last thing I heard was its due for a late 2013 release. By then Server 2012 (and Windows 8) will be over a year old. Even then companies will wait for others to find the bugs and wait until SP1.
My customers are certainly starting to investigate Server 2012 and some are even talking about Windows 8 for certain point solutions. Consulting on a Systems Management solution that does not support new Microsoft operating systems 6+ months after their release is... embarassing and frustrating.
If you agree with this sentiment and want support in SMP 7.1 then please vote for this idea : http://www.symantec.com/connect/ideas/itms-71-should-support-windows-server-2012-and-windows-8