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Exchange Server Supportability Matrix

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-20

The Exchange Server Supportability Matrix provides a central source for Microsoft Exchange administrators to easily locate information about the level of support available for any configuration or required component for CU2 or later of Microsoft Exchange.

For more information about the support lifecycle for a specific version of Exchange, or of the Microsoft Windows server or client operating systems, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page. For more information about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.

The following table identifies the release model for each supported version of Exchange. The release model is identified by an X character.

For versions of Exchange prior to Exchange 2013, each update rollup package is cumulative with regard to the whole product. Therefore, if you apply an update rollup package to Exchange Server 2010, you apply all the fixes contained in that update rollup package. This includes all the fixes contained in each earlier update rollup package. When an update or a hotfix for earlier versions of Exchange is created, one or more of the binary files included in the update or included in the hotfix are cumulative. They are cumulative with regard to the contents of the files. However, they aren't cumulative with regard to the whole Exchange product. For more information, see Exchange 2010 Servicing.

With Exchange Server 2013, we changed the way we deliver hotfixes and service packs. Instead of the priority-driven hotfix release and update rollup model used by previous versions of Microsoft Exchange, Exchange 2013 now adheres to a scheduled delivery model. In this model, cumulative updates are released every three months. A cumulative update (CU) for Exchange 2013 is released as a full refresh of Exchange 2013, similar to a product upgrade or a service pack release. For more information about the new servicing model, see Updates for Exchange 2013.

 

Servicing release model Exchange 2013 Exchange 2010 Exchange 2007 Exchange 2003

Cumulative updates

X

 

 

 

Update rollups

 

X

X

 

Hotfixes

 

 

 

X

Security Hotfixes delivered separately

X

 

 

X

The following table identifies the operating system platforms on which each version of Exchange can run. Supported platforms are identified by an X character.

 

Operating system platform Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 CU2 and CU3 Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Windows XP Professional SP3

 

 

 

 

X1

X2

Windows Vista SP2

 

 

X1

X1

X1

X3

Windows Server 2003 SP2

 

 

 

 

X

X

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

 

 

 

 

X

X

Windows Server 2008 SP2

 

 

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

X

X

X

X

X

Windows 7 SP1

X1

X1

X1

X1

X1

 

Windows 8

X1

X1

X1

 

 

 

Windows 8.1

X1

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012

X

X

X

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012 R2

X

 

 

 

 

 

1Only for Exchange management tools

2Only for Exchange 2003 System Manager

3Only together with Exchange 2003 System Manager for Windows Vista

The following table identifies the Active Directory environments with which each version of Exchange can communicate. Supported environments are identified by an X character. An Active Directory server refers to both writable global catalog servers and to writable domain controllers. Read-only global catalog servers and read-only domain controllers aren't supported.

 

Operating system environment Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 CU2 and CU3 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU5 or later Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU13 or later Exchange 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2003 SP1 Active Directory servers

 

 

 

 

X

X

Windows Server 2003 SP2 Active Directory servers

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Active Directory servers

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Active Directory servers

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 Active Directory servers

X

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory servers

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

Domain and forest functional level Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 CU2 and CU3 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU5 or later Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 RU13 or later Exchange 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2003 interim domain functional level

 

 

 

 

 

X

Windows Server 2003 domain functional level

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 domain functional level

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 domain functional level

X

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 domain functional level

X

 

X

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003 interim forest functional level

 

 

 

 

 

X

Windows Server 2003 forest functional level

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 forest functional level

X

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Server 2012 forest functional level

X

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 forest functional level

X

 

X

 

 

 

The following table identifies the Web browsers supported for use together with the premium version of Microsoft Office Outlook Web App for Exchange 2013, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Office Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2003. Supported browsers are identified by an X character.

 

owser Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Internet Explorer 11

X

X

Internet Explorer 10

X

X

Internet Explorer 9

X

X

X

X

Internet Explorer 8

X

X

X

X

X2

Internet Explorer 7

X

X

X

X3

Internet Explorer 6

X

X

Firefox 3.0.1 or later

X

X

   

Firefox 12 or later

X

X

X

Safari 3.1 or later

X

X

   

Safari 5.0 or later

X

X

X

Chrome 3.0.195 or later

X

X

   

Chrome 18 or later

X

X

X

Support is added by Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5.

2Requires the hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 963664, Error message when you click the flag icon of a message in the message list view in Outlook Web Access 2003 when you are using Internet Explorer 8: "'firstchild.firstchild' is null or not an object".

3Requires the hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 911829, You receive an error message when you try to perform any editing tasks, or you must click to enable the compose frame in Outlook Web Access.

The following table identifies the Web browsers that are supported for use together with the light (basic) version of Outlook Web App for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2010 or Microsoft Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Supported browsers are identified by an X character.

NoteNote:
Outlook Web App Basic (Outlook Web App Light) is supported for use in mobile browsers. However, if rendering or authentication issues occur in a mobile browser, determine whether the issue can be reproduced by using Outlook Web App Light in the full client of a supported browser. For example, test the use of Outlook Web App Light in Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. If the issue can’t be reproduced in the full client, we recommend that you contact the mobile device vendor for help. In these cases, we collaborate with the vendor as appropriate.

 

Browser Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Internet Explorer 11

X

X

Internet Explorer 10

X

X

Internet Explorer 9

X

X1

X1

X

Internet Explorer 8

X

X

X

X

X2

Internet Explorer 7

X

X

X

X

X3

Internet Explorer 6

X

X

X

X

Safari

X

X

X

X

X4

Firefox

X

X

X

X

X4

Netscape

X

X4

Opera

X

X

X

X

X4

1Requires Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5-v2, described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2785908, Description of Update Rollup 5 version 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2.

2Requires the hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 963664, Error message when you click the flag icon of a message in the message list view in Outlook Web Access 2003 when you are using Internet Explorer 8: "'firstchild.firstchild' is null or not an object".

3Requires the hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 911829, You receive an error message when you try to perform any editing tasks, or you must click to enable the compose frame in Outlook Web Access.

4Browser should support HTML 3.2, European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) script standards, and JavaScript.

The following table identifies the Web browsers that are supported for the use of S/MIME together with Outlook Web App for Exchange 2013, Exchange 2010 or Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2003. Supported browsers are identified by an X character.

 

Browser Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 CU2 and CU3 Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Internet Explorer 11

X

 

X

 

 

 

Internet Explorer 10

X

 

X

 

 

 

Internet Explorer 9

X

 

X

X

X

 

Internet Explorer 8

 

 

X

X

X

X2

Internet Explorer 7

 

 

X

X

X

X3

Internet Explorer 6

 

 

 

 

 

X

2Requires Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions. For more information, see Description of Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1.

3Requires the hotfix described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 924334, The Compose Message form stops responding after you install Internet Explorer 7.0 and the S/MIME control on an Outlook Web Access client in Exchange Server 2003.

The following table identifies the mailbox clients that are supported for use together with each version of Exchange. Supported clients are identified by an X character.

 

Client Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Outlook 2002

 

X

Outlook 2003

X

X

X

X

Outlook 2007

X2

X

X

X

X

Outlook 2010

X3

X

X

X

X

Outlook 2013

X

X

X

X

Windows Mobile 5.0

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Mobile 6.0

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Mobile 6.1

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Mobile 6.5

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Phone 7

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Phone 7.5

X

X

X

X

X

Windows Phone 8

X

X

X

X

X

Entourage X

X1

X

Entourage 2004 (DAV)

X2

X

Entourage 2008 (DAV)

X2

X

Entourage 2008 (EWS)

X4

X4

X4

X

 

1WebDav: Contacts, Events, IMAP: Mail

2Requires Outlook 2007 Service Pack 3 and the November 2012 Public Update or later.

3Requires Outlook 2010 Service Pack 1 and the November 2012 Public Update or later.

4EWS only. There is no DAV support for Exchange 2010.

The following table identifies the version of Microsoft Exchange that can be used together with the Microsoft Exchange Inter-Organization Replication tool (Exscfg.exe; Exssrv.exe). The tool is used to replicate public folder information (including free/busy information) between Exchange organizations. For more information, see Microsoft Exchange Server Inter-Organization Replication. Supported versions are identified by an X character.

NoteNote:
You must run the Inter-Organization Replication tool on a 32-bit operating system that has Exchange 2003 Management Tools installed.
ImportantImportant:
If you want to use the Inter-Organization Replication tool, one of the Exchange replication endpoints must be an Exchange 2003 server.

 

Tool Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Inter-Organization Replication tool

 

X

X

X

X

The following table identifies the version of the Microsoft .NET Framework that can be used together with each version of Exchange. Supported versions are identified by an X character.

 

.NET Framework Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

.NET Framework 1.0 SP1

 

X

.NET Framework 1.1 SP1

 

X

.NET Framework 2.0

 

 

.NET Framework 2.0 SP1

X

 

.NET Framework 3.0

X

 

.NET Framework 3.5

X5

X3

 

.NET Framework 3.5 SP1

X

X

X

 

.NET Framework 4.0

X5

X4

X3

 

.NET Framework 4.5

X

X5

X4

3Supported versions of the .NET Framework are included in the .NET Framework 3.5 and in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

4Applies only when upgrading the system from the .NET Framework 3.5 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Uninstalling the .NET Framework 3.5 and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 isn't supported.

5 If you are using Windows Server 2012, the .NET Framework 3.5 must be installed before you can use Exchange 2010 SP3.

The following table identifies the version of the Windows Management Framework, which contains the Windows PowerShell command-line interface, that can be used together with each version of Exchange. Supported versions are identified by an X character.

 

Windows PowerShell Exchange 2013 SP1 Exchange 2013 CU2 and CU3 Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Windows PowerShell 1.0

 

 

X

 

Windows PowerShell 2.0

 

 

X

X

X

 

Windows Management Framework 3.0

X

X

 

 

 

 

Windows Management Framework 4.0

X

 

X6

 

 

 

6 Requires Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU5 or later.

The following table identifies the version of Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that can be used together with each version of Exchange. Supported versions are identified by an X character.

 

MMC Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

MMC 2.0

 

X

MMC 3.0

X

X

X

X

 

The following table identifies the version of Windows Installer that is used together with each version of Exchange. Supported versions are identified by an X character.

 

Windows Installer Exchange 2013 CU2 or later Exchange 2010 SP3 Exchange 2010 SP2 Exchange 2007 SP3 Exchange 2003 SP2

Windows Installer 3.0

 

 

Windows Installer 3.1 v1

 

 

Windows Installer 3.1 v2

 

 

Windows Installer 4.0

 

 

Windows Installer 4.5

X

X

X

X

 

Windows Installer 5.0

X

 

 

 
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