Supported operating systems for Configuration Manager site system servers

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

This article details the Windows versions that you can use to host a Configuration Manager site or site system role.

Windows Server 2022

Applies to Standard and Datacenter editions

Starting in version 2107, this OS version is supported for the following servers.

Site servers:

  • Central administration site
  • Primary site
  • Secondary site

Site system servers:

  • Asset Intelligence synchronization point
  • Certificate registration point
  • Cloud management gateway connection point
  • Data warehouse service point
  • Distribution point Note 1
  • Endpoint Protection point
  • Enrollment point
  • Enrollment proxy point
  • Fallback status point
  • Management point
  • Reporting services point
  • Service connection point
  • Site database server Note 2
  • SMS Provider
  • Software update point
  • State migration point

Windows Server 2019

Applies to Standard and Datacenter editions

Site servers:

  • Central administration site
  • Primary site
  • Secondary site

Site system servers:

  • Asset Intelligence synchronization point
  • Certificate registration point
  • Cloud management gateway connection point
  • Data warehouse service point
  • Distribution point Note 1
  • Endpoint Protection point
  • Enrollment point
  • Enrollment proxy point
  • Fallback status point
  • Management point
  • Reporting services point
  • Service connection point
  • Site database server Note 2
  • SMS Provider
  • Software update point
  • State migration point

Windows Server 2016

Applies to Standard and Datacenter editions

Site servers:

  • Central administration site
  • Primary site
  • Secondary site

Site system servers:

  • Asset Intelligence synchronization point
  • Certificate registration point
  • Cloud management gateway connection point
  • Data warehouse service point
  • Distribution point Note 1
  • Endpoint Protection point
  • Enrollment point
  • Enrollment proxy point
  • Fallback status point
  • Management point
  • Reporting services point
  • Service connection point
  • Site database server Note 2
  • SMS Provider
  • Software update point
  • State migration point

Windows Storage Server 2016

Site system server:

Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to Standard and Datacenter editions

Site servers:

  • Central administration site
  • Primary site
  • Secondary site

Site system servers:

  • Asset Intelligence synchronization point
  • Certificate registration point
  • Cloud management gateway connection point
  • Data warehouse service point
  • Distribution point Note 1
  • Endpoint Protection point
  • Enrollment point
  • Enrollment proxy point
  • Fallback status point
  • Management point
  • Reporting services point
  • Service connection point
  • Site database server Note 2
  • SMS Provider
  • Software update point
  • State migration point

Windows Server 2012

Applies to Standard and Datacenter editions

Site servers:

  • Central administration site
  • Primary site
  • Secondary site

Site system servers:

  • Asset Intelligence synchronization point
  • Certificate registration point
  • Cloud management gateway connection point
  • Data warehouse service point
  • Distribution point Note 1
  • Endpoint Protection point
  • Enrollment point
  • Enrollment proxy point
  • Fallback status point
  • Management point
  • Reporting services point
  • Service connection point
  • Site database server Note 2
  • SMS Provider
  • Software update point
  • State migration point

Client OS versions

The following client OS versions are supported for use as a distribution point Note 1:

  • Windows 10 (x86, x64): Pro and Enterprise

    For more information on supported build versions, see Support for Windows 10.

  • Windows 8.1 (x86, x64): Professional and Enterprise

This support has the following limitation:

  • Distribution points on this OS don't support PXE or multicast with the default Windows Deployment Services. You can PXE-enable a distribution point on this OS with the option to Enable a PXE responder without Windows Deployment Service. For more information, see Install and configure distribution points.

Server core installations

The server core installation of the following server OS versions is supported for use as a distribution point:

  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server, version 1809
  • Windows Server, version 1803
  • Windows Server, version 1709
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012

This support has the following limitation:

  • Distribution points on this OS don't support PXE or multicast with the default Windows Deployment Services. You can PXE-enable a distribution point on this OS with the option to Enable a PXE responder without Windows Deployment Service. For more information, see Install and configure distribution points.

General notes

Note 1: Distribution points

Distribution points support several different configurations that each have different requirements. In some cases, these configurations support installation not only on servers, but on client operating systems. For more information, see Manage content and content infrastructure.

Note 2: Site database servers

Site database servers aren't supported on a read-only domain controller (RODC). For more information, see SQL Server security considerations: Installing SQL Server on a domain controller.

Additionally, secondary site servers aren't supported on any domain controller.

Next steps

Supported SQL Server versions

See also: