Windows compatibility with the Endpoint Protection client

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Article ID: 163625

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Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

Currently, Symantec Endpoint Protection supports Windows XP - Windows Server 2019. Specific product versions have specific system requirements.

Resolution

For details on specific system requirements, see Release notes, new fixes, and system requirements for all versions of Endpoint Protection.

Supported Windows operating systems for version 14.x

  

SEP 14.x client for Windows compatibility chart

 

Windows desktop versions 

 

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10 §

Windows 10 Anniversary §§

Windows 10 Creators

Windows 10 Fall Creators

Windows 10 April 2018

Windows 10 October 2018

Windows 10 May 2019

Windows 10 November 2019

Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004)

Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2)

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


SEP 14.x for Windows 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

14, 14 MP1, 14 MP2
Client; manager requires 64-bit OS

 

14 RU1, 14 RU1 MP1, 14 RU1 MP1 MP2; 14.2
Client; manager requires 64-bit OS

14.2 MP1
Client only

14.2 MP1
Client; manager requires 64-bit OS

 

14.2 RU1, 14.2 RU1 MP1, 14.2 RU2, 14.2 RU2 MP1, 14.3, 14.3 MP1, 14.3 RU1
Client; manager requires 64-bit OS

 

Supported Windows operating systems for version 12.1.x

This table refers to the operating system versions that support the installation of the client and the manager. Version 12.1.x has reached End of Standard Support Life. For more information, see: End of Support Life for Endpoint Protection 12.x

  

SEP 12.1.x client for Windows compatibility chart

Windows desktop versions

Windows XP SP2

Windows XP SP3

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10 §

Windows 10 Anniversary §§

Windows 10 Creators

Windows 10 Fall Creators

Windows 10 April 2018

Windows 10 October 2018

12.1 RTM - RU1 MP1

    

12.1 RU2, RU3

   

12.1 RU4, RU5
Windows to Go 8 / 8.1 added as of 12.1 RU4

 
    

12.1 RU6 - RU6 MP4

 
    

12.1 RU6 MP5*, MP6*, MP7*, MP8*

    
    

12.1 RU6 MP9*, MP10*

 

SEP 12.1.x for Windows compatibility chart

Windows server versions

Windows Server 2003 (SP1, SP2, R2)

Windows Server 2008 

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

12.1 RTM

    

12.1 RU1

   

12.1 RU2, 12.1 RU3

 

12.1 RU4

 

12.1 RU4 MP1/a/b

12.1 RU5 - 12.1 RU6 MP5

      

12.1 RU6 MP6**

 
Client only

12.1 RU6 MP7 - 12.1 RU6 MP10
Client and manager

* = 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 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 (version 1507) includes Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB. As of Windows 10, only the client installation is supported for 12.1.x.

§§ = Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) includes Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB (basic compatibility only). 

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

 

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