Will EV client 10.x work with EV server 8.x (basic features only)?
We are currently running EV servers version 8.x on Windows 2003 and EV clients version 8.x on Windows XP (with MS Office 2007). There are more or less detailed plans for a EV server in-place upgrade to version 9.x within the next 3 months or so. A later upgrade to EV server 10.x requires much more time and effort as a hardware and OS refresh is being required to support EV10.
In parallel my IT department is preparing a mass-rollout of a new Windows 7 image including Microsoft Office 2010 and a more current EV plugin. The question is now about the EV client version to start with in the initial Windows 7 rollout:
As we would like to avoid another EV client upgrade just a few weeks/months after the initial Windows 7 image rollout, we would prefer to pre-load the Win7 image with the latest and greatest EV 10.x client from the beginning. However the EV servers will run on version 8.x for some period of time which is not officially supported according to Symantec's compatibility matrix.
Even so this client-server combination is officially unsupported, are basic features (e.g. archive, restore, open shortcut) working in such combination?
Many thanks in advance,