Supported operating systems for client computers
Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides the same set of features for all supported client computers. These features include Domain Join, Launchpad, and client-side health notifications.
- Windows SBS 2011 Essentials does not support joining computers running the Home, Starter, or Media Center versions of Windows to the domain. In addition, you cannot use Remote Web Access to connect to these computers.
- Windows SBS 2011 Essentials does not support joining Mac computers to the domain. In addition, you cannot use Remote Web Access to connect to a Mac client computer.
The following computer operating systems are supported to work with Windows SBS 2011 Essentials:
Windows Server operating systems
- Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
Windows 8 operating systems
Windows 8 Professional
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 7 operating systems
Windows 7 Home Basic (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 Home Premium (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 Professional (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 Ultimate (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 Enterprise (x86 and x64)
Windows 7 Starter (x86)
Windows Vista operating systems
Windows Vista® Home Basic with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (x86 x64)
Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista Business with SP2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista Ultimate with SP2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista Enterprise with SP2 (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista Starter with SP2 (x86)
Windows XP operating systems
Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Windows XP Professional with SP3
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3
Mac client computers
- Mac OS X v10.5 through Mac OS X v10.8
You can view the health and backup status for a Mac computer from the Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard. However, you cannot configure computer backup or start a backup from the Dashboard.