Windows compatibility with Symantec Endpoint Protection clients
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Windows compatibility with Symantec Endpoint Protection clients

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Article ID: 163625

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Depending on the version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), SEP supports Windows 11 through Windows Vista, and Server 2022 through 2008. Use the grids below to identify what version of SEP supports your operating system.

Note: Specific product versions have specific system requirements. 

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Supported Windows operating systems for version 14.x

  

SEP 14.x for Windows Workstation compatibility chart

Windows desktop versions 

Win Vista

Win 7

Win 8

Win 8.1

Win 10 §

Win 10
Anniversary§§

Win 10
Creators

Win 10
Fall Creators

Win 10
April 2018

Win 10
Oct 2018

Win 10
May 2019

Win 10
Nov 2019

Win 10 May 2020
2004/20H1

Win 10 Oct 2020
20H2

Win 10 May 2021
21H1

Win 10 Oct 2021
21H2

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Win 11 Oct 2021
21H2

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Win 10 Oct 2022
22H2

Win 11 Sept 2022
22H2

Win 11 Oct 2023
23H2

Win 11
24H2

14 RTM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 MP1, 14 MP2*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 RU1, 14 RU1 MP1, 14 RU1 MP2; 14.2, 14.2 MP1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

14.2 RU1, 14.2 RU1 MP1, 14.2 RU2, 14.2 RU2 MP1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.3, 14.3 MP1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.3 RU1, 14.3 RU1 MP1, 14.3 RU2

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.3 RU3, 14.3 RU4****

 

 

 

 

 

14.3 RU5

 

 

 

14.3 RU6***, 14.3 RU7

 

           

14.3 RU8*****

 

           

14.3 RU9


SEP 14.x for Windows Server compatibility chart

Windows server versions

Windows Server 2008 (RTM, SP1, SP2)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Small Business Server 2011

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Apr. 2014)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Aug. 2014)

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2022

14, 14 MP1, 14 MP2

 

 

14 RU1, 14 RU1 MP1, 14 RU1 MP1 MP2; 14.2

 

14.2 MP1

 

 

14.2 RU1, 14.2 RU1 MP1, 14.2 RU2, 14.2 RU2 MP1, 14.3, 14.3 MP1, 14.3 RU1, 14.3 RU1 MP1, 14.3 RU2

 

 

14.3 RU3, 14.3 RU4, 14.3 RU5, 14.3 RU6, 14.3 RU7

           

14.3 RU8*****, 14.3 RU9

  
 
***** = 8/31/2023 - 14.3 RU8 must have Microsoft Azure Code Signing (ACS) support installed before you can install or upgrade the client. Windows 10 21H2 or later and Windows 11 or later have ACS support automatically installed. Windows 8.1/Windows 2012 and later has ACS support available. Upgrading Windows client computers to 14.3 RU8 and later with Microsoft Azure Code Signing Support
 
**** = 9/20/2022 - 10/5/2022, 14.3RU3 and 14.3RU4 were incorrectly listed as supporting Windows 10 (22H2). This article was corrected on 10/5/2022. 14.3 RU5 was released to intended for Zero day support for 22H2.
 
*** = Since version 14.3 RU6, SEP no longer supports computers that run the Microsoft Windows 32-bit operating system. 32-bit computers should run the 14.3 RU5 client. More information: What's new for Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.3 RU6?
 
** = Windows Server 2016 support for the release indicated is basic compatibility only. For important details, see Endpoint Protection support for Windows 10 updates and Windows Server 2016.

* = Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 10 Creators Update, Windows 10 Fall Creators, and Windows 10 April 2018 support for the release indicated is basic compatibility only. For important details, see Endpoint Protection support for Windows 10 updates and Windows Server 2016.

§§ = Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) includes Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (basic compatibility only). 

§ = Windows 10 (version 1507) includes Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB.

¶ = Only the client installation is supported for 14.x on desktop operating systems.

¶ = Upgrading OS with SEP installed. (In-place OS upgrade) 

If you plan to upgrade your operating system, be sure to first upgrade Symantec Endpoint Protection to a version that supports the operating system. Leaving an unsupported version of 

Symantec Endpoint Protection in place when you upgrade the operating system can have unexpected results.

 

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