6 Appendix A: Product Behavior

The information in this specification is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include updates to those products.

  • Windows 8 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 operating system 

  • Windows 8.1 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

  • Windows 10 operating system

  • Windows Server 2016 operating system

  • Windows Server 2019 operating system

Exceptions, if any, are noted in this section. If an update version, service pack or Knowledge Base (KB) number appears with a product name, the behavior changed in that update. The new behavior also applies to subsequent updates unless otherwise specified. If a product edition appears with the product version, behavior is different in that product edition.

Unless otherwise specified, any statement of optional behavior in this specification that is prescribed using the terms "SHOULD" or "SHOULD NOT" implies product behavior in accordance with the SHOULD or SHOULD NOT prescription. Unless otherwise specified, the term "MAY" implies that the product does not follow the prescription.

<1> Section 2.2.2:  The value for the listener intent is set based on whether the machine is joined to a domain. Machines joined to a domain usually perform the L3 client role and specify a listener intent value of 100. Machines not joined to a domain usually perform the L3 server role and specify a listener intent value of 500.

<2> Section 2.2.4:  In Windows, the major version is set to 2 and the minor version is set to 0, except in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Version field is not present.

<3> Section 3.1.3: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 do not implement the application level host or client roles.