Supported OS versions for clients and devices for Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Configuration Manager supports installing client software on Windows and macOS computers.

General requirements and limitations

Review the following requirements and limitations for all clients:

  • Changing the startup type or Log on as settings for any Configuration Manager service isn't supported. This change can prevent key services from running correctly.

Windows computers

To manage the following Windows OS versions, use the client that's included with Configuration Manager. For more information, see How to deploy clients to Windows computers.

Supported client OS versions

  • Windows 10

    For more detailed information, see Support for Windows 10.

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

  • Windows 7 with SP1 (x86, x64): Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop is a preview feature of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365. Starting in version 1906, use Configuration Manager to manage these virtual devices running Windows in Azure.

Similar to a terminal server, these virtual devices allow multiple concurrent active user sessions. To help with client performance, Configuration Manager now disables user policies on any device that allows these multiple user sessions. Even if you enable user policies, the client disables them by default on these devices, which include Windows Virtual Desktop and terminal servers.

The client only disables user policy when it detects this type of device during a new installation. For an existing client of this type that you update to this version, the previous behavior persists. On an existing device, it configures the user policy setting even if it detects that the device allows multiple user sessions.

If you require user policy in this scenario, and accept any potential performance impact, use the Configuration Manager SDK with the SMS_PolicyAgentConfig server WMI class. Set the new PolicyEnableUserPolicyOnTS property to true.

Note

You can't use co-management with a Windows Virtual Desktop. Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktop (EVD) is actually a Windows Server edition, which doesn't have the MDM components.

Supported server OS versions

  • Windows Server 2019: Standard, Datacenter Note 1
    (Starting with Configuration Manager version 1806.)

  • Windows Server 2016: Standard, Datacenter Note 1

  • Windows Storage Server 2016: Workgroup, Standard

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64): Standard, Datacenter Note 1

  • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2012 (x64): Standard, Datacenter Note 1

  • Windows Storage Server 2012 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 (x64): Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Note 1

  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 (x86, x64): Workgroup, Standard, Enterprise

  • Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (x86, x64): Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Note 1

Server Core

The following versions specifically refer to the Server Core installation of the OS. Note 3

Windows Server semi-annual channel versions are Server Core installations, such as Windows Server, version 1809. As a Configuration Manager client, they're supported the same as the associated Windows 10 semi-annual channel version. For more information, see Support for Windows 10.

  • Windows Server 2019 (x64) Note 2

  • Windows Server 2016 (x64) Note 2

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64) Note 2

  • Windows Server 2012 (x64) Note 2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with no service pack, or with SP1 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86, x64)

Note 1

Configuration Manager tests and supports Windows Server Datacenter editions, but isn't officially certified for Windows Server. Configuration Manager hotfix support isn't offered for issues that are specific to Windows Server Datacenter Edition. For more information on the Windows Server certification program, see Windows Server Catalog.

Note 2

To support client push installation, add the File Server service of the File and Storage Services server role. For more information about installing Windows features on Server Core, see Install roles, role services, and features by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

Note 3

The new Software Center app isn't supported on any version of Windows Server Core.

Windows Embedded computers

Manage Windows Embedded devices by installing the Configuration Manager client on the device. For more information, see Planning for client deployment to Windows Embedded devices.

Requirements and limitations

  • All client features are supported on Windows Embedded systems that don't have write filters enabled.

  • Clients that use one of the following are supported for all features except power management:

    • Enhanced Write Filters (EWF)

    • RAM File-Based Write Filters (FBWF)

    • Unified Write Filters (UWF)

  • The application catalog isn't supported for any Windows Embedded device.

Supported OS versions

  • Windows 10 Enterprise (x86, x64)

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (x86, x64)
    This version includes the long-term servicing channel (LTSC). For more information, see Overview of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (x86, x64)

  • Windows Embedded 8 Standard (x86, x64)

  • Windows Thin PC (x86, x64)

  • Windows Embedded POSReady 7 (x86, x64)

  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 with SP1 (x86, x64)

Windows CE computers

Manage Windows CE devices with the Configuration Manager mobile device legacy client that is included with Configuration Manager.

Requirements and limitations

  • The mobile device client requires 0.78 MB of storage space for installation. Sign-in can require up to 256 KB of additional storage space.

  • Features for these mobile devices vary by platform and client type. For information about which management functions are supported, see Choose a device management solution.

Supported OS versions

Supported languages include

  • Chinese (simplified and traditional)

  • English (US)

  • French (France)

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Russian

  • Spanish (Spain)

Mac computers

Manage Apple Mac computers with the Configuration Manager client for macOS.

The macOS client installation package isn't supplied with the Configuration Manager media. Download the Clients for Additional Operating Systems from the Microsoft Download Center.

For more information, see How to deploy clients to Macs.

Requirements and limitations

  • Installing or running the Configuration Manager client for macOS on computers under an account other than root isn't supported. Doing so can prevent key services from running correctly.

Supported versions

  • macOS Mojave (10.14)

  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

  • macOS Sierra (10.12)

  • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan)

  • macOS 10.10 (Yosemite)

  • macOS 10.9 (Mavericks)

  • macOS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

  • macOS 10.7 (Lion)

  • macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Linux and UNIX servers

Important

Configuration Manager version 1902 drops support for Linux and UNIX as a client. Deprecation was announced with version 1802. Consider Microsoft Azure Management for managing Linux servers. Azure solutions have extensive Linux support that in most cases exceed Configuration Manager functionality, including end-to-end patch management for Linux.

The Linux and UNIX client installation packages aren't supplied with the Configuration Manager media. Download the Clients for Additional Operating Systems from the Microsoft Download Center. In addition to client installation packages, the client download includes the script that manages the installation of the client on each computer.

Requirements and limitations

Supported versions

The following versions are supported by using the indicated .tar file.

AIX

Version TAR file
Version 6.1 (Power) ccm-Aix61ppc.<build>.tar
Version 7.1 (Power) ccm-Aix71ppc.<build>.tar

CentOS

Version TAR file
Version 5 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 5 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 6 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 6 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 7 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar

Debian

Version TAR file
Version 5 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 5 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 6 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 6 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 7 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 7 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 8 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 8 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar

HP-UX

Version TAR file
Version 11iv3 IA64 ccm-HpuxB.11.31i64.<build>.tar

Oracle Linux

Version TAR file
Version 5 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 5 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 6 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 6 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 7 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Version TAR file
Version 5 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 5 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 6 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 6 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 7 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar

Solaris

Version TAR file
Version 10 x86 ccm-Sol10x86.<build>.tar
Version 10 SPARC ccm-Sol10sparc.<build>.tar
Version 11 x86 ccm-Sol11x86.<build>.tar
Version 11 SPARC ccm-Sol11sparc.<build>.tar

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

Version TAR file
Version 10 SP1 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 10 SP1 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 11 SP1 x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 11 SP1 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 12 x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar

Ubuntu

Version TAR file
Version 10.04 LTS x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 10.04 LTS x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 12.04 LTS x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 12.04 LTS x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 14.04 LTS x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 14.04 LTS x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar
Version 16.04 LTS x86 ccm-Universalx86.<build>.tar
Version 16.04 LTS x64 ccm-Universalx64.<build>.tar

On-premises MDM

Configuration Manager has built-in capabilities for managing mobile devices that are on-premises without installing client software. For more information, see Manage mobile devices with on-premises infrastructure.

Requirements and limitations

  • Configure the Service connection point at the top-tier site of your hierarchy.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 10 Pro (x86, x64)

  • Windows 10 Pro Enterprise (x86, x64)

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (x86, x64)
    This version includes the long-term servicing channel (LTSC). For more information, see Overview of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

  • Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise

  • Windows 10 Team for Surface Hub

  • Windows 10 Mobile

  • Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

    Note

    Support is deprecated for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise in Configuration Manager. For more information, see Removed and deprecated items for Configuration Manager clients.

Exchange Server connector

Configuration Manager supports limited management of devices that connect to your Exchange Server, without installing the Configuration Manager client. For more information, see Manage mobile devices with Configuration Manager and Exchange.  

Supported versions of Exchange Server

  • Exchange Online (Office 365): This version includes Business Productivity Online Standard Suite

  • Exchange Server 2016

  • Exchange Server 2013

  • Exchange Server 2010 SP1 or Exchange Server 2010 SP2