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Supported operating systems for client computers

Updated: March 4, 2013

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides the same set of features for all supported client computers. These features include Domain Join, Launchpad, and client-side health notifications.

ImportantImportant

  • Windows SBS 2011 Essentials does not support joining computers running the Home, Starter, or Media Center versions of Windows to the domain. In addition, you cannot use Remote Web Access to connect to these computers.

  • Windows SBS 2011 Essentials does not support joining Mac computers to the domain. In addition, you cannot use Remote Web Access to connect to a Mac client computer.

The following computer operating systems are supported to work with Windows SBS 2011 Essentials:

Windows Server operating systems

  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2011

Windows 8 operating systems

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8 Professional

  • Windows 8 Enterprise

Windows 7 operating systems

  • Windows 7 Home Basic (x86 and x64)

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (x86 and x64)

  • Windows 7 Professional (x86 and x64)

  • Windows 7 Ultimate (x86 and x64)

  • Windows 7 Enterprise (x86 and x64)

  • Windows 7 Starter (x86)

Windows Vista operating systems

  • Windows Vista® Home Basic with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (x86 x64)

  • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (x86 and x64)

  • Windows Vista Business with SP2 (x86 and x64)

  • Windows Vista Ultimate with SP2 (x86 and x64)

  • Windows Vista Enterprise with SP2 (x86 and x64)

  • Windows Vista Starter with SP2 (x86)

Windows XP operating systems

  • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)

  • Windows XP Professional with SP3

  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3

Mac client computers

  • Mac OS X v10.5 through Mac OS X v10.8

noteNote
You can view the health and backup status for a Mac computer from the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard. However, you cannot configure computer backup or start a backup from the Dashboard.

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