You would like to know which operating systems have been tested and certified/supported for installation of the SSIM client.
Symantec™ Security Information Manager (SSIM) 4.6 Installation Guide list the requirements on page 14:
Symantec™ Security Information Manager 4.7 Installation Guide list the requirements on page 14:
Note for SSIM 4.7.4 GUI Client Only (this does not apply to 4.6):
For Windows 2008 :The SSIM client may install and correctly function on Windows 2008 but this has not been fully tested or QA'd by the SSIM development team. If you are having issues with the client on Windows 2008 then you will need to install it on one of the supported Windows operating systems.
For Windows 7: Symantec tested the running of the SSIM Client on Windows 7 for the following platforms:
Note: Make sure you have administrator privileges on the local machine.