Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 application compatibility

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SUMMARY

This article contains information about application compatibility testing that was performed for the English version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The Windows Application Experience test teams tested 127 server applications on computers that were running Windows Server 2003 with SP1. This article contains two tables that summarize the results of the tests.

INTRODUCTION

This article discusses application compatibility testing that was performed for the English version of Windows Server 2003 SP1. The Windows Application Experience test teams tested 127 server applications on computers that were running Windows Server 2003 with SP1. The goal of the test teams was to verify that the server applications maintained the same level of functionality that was verified for Windows Server 2003.

This article contains two tables that summarize the results of these application compatibility tests. The first table lists the applications that passed the tests. The second table lists the applications where regressions were found. The second table contains some recommendations that you can use to possibly resolve or to work around regression issues.

MORE INFORMATION

The application compatibility tests focused on the following areas:
  • The primary functionality of the application
  • The functionality of the application on hardware that uses no-execute technology
  • Remote administration functionality from the server to the client
  • Clustering scenarios for cluster-aware applications
All tests were performed by using the default settings in the English version of Windows Server 2003 SP1. An application passed if no failing functionality regression was found when the functionality of the application in Windows Server 2003 with SP1 was compared to the functionality of the application in Windows Server 2003.

The applications that were tested included many server application segments. The server application segments include the following:
  • Antivirus
  • Firewall
  • Backup
  • Database
  • Communication
  • Systems management
  • Active Directory directory service
  • Business intelligence
  • Web development
  • System utilities
  • Finance

List of applications that passed the application compatibility tests

The following table lists applications that passed the application compatibility tests.
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VendorApplication name and version
SybariAntigen for Exchange 7.5
Apache GroupApache HTTP Server 2.0.4
Attunity Inc.Attunity B2B Enterprise 2.1.0.2
Attunity Inc.Attunity Connect 3.4.1
VeritasBackup Exec 9.1.4691
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 1.2
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004
Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
CommVault QinetixCommVault Galaxy 5.0.0
Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Seagate Software, Inc (owned by Veritas)Crystal Reports Professional 8.5
Crystal Decisions, Inc.Crystal Reports Professional 9
IBM CorporationDB2 Connect Application Server Edition 8.1
IBM CorporationDB2 Connect Enterprise Edition 8.1
IBM CorporationDB2 Universal Database Enterprise Server 8.1
EVault, Inc. Director 5.0 (EV0412160629)
Executive Software InternationalDiskeeper Server 7.0 (Build 430)
Lotus Development Corp. (IBM)Domino Server 6.5 (trial download)
Network AssociatesePolicy Orchestrator 2.5.0
Network AssociatesePolicy Orchestrator 2.5.1
Aelita SoftwareERDisk for AD 6.7.128.0
Computer Associates InternationaleTrust Antivirus 7.1
Metastorm, Inc.e-Work 6.1
AspecteWorkforce Management 6.2
NetIQ CorporationFile and Storage Administrator 2.1
WebTrendsFirewall Reporting Center 1.1
CommvaultGalaxy 4.2.28 (32 bit)
FrontRange SolutionsGoldMine 6
Novell, Inc.GroupWise 6
VMware Inc.GSX Server 2.5
RealNetworks, Inc.Helix Universal Server 9.03
Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 Beta
Hummingbird Communications Ltd.HostExplorer 9
Hewlett-PackardHP Systems Insight Manager 4
CompaqInsight Manager 7.0 release 5.4
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Enterprise Edition Beta
MicrosoftInternet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005
Best Software (formerly Sage)MAS 200 3.71
MicrosoftMicrosoft Business Solutions - Axapta 3.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
MicrosoftMicrosoft Business Solutions - Business Portal 2.0 for Solomon 2
MicrosoftMicrosoft Business Solutions - Business Portal 2.5 for Solomon 2.5
MicrosoftMicrosoft Business Solutions - CRM 1.2
Microsoft Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 7.0
Microsoft Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 7.5
Microsoft Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0
Navision Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision 3.6
NavisionMicrosoft Business Solutions - Navision 3.7
MicrosoftMicrosoft Business Solutions - Navision 4.0
Microsoft Microsoft Business Solutions - Solomon 5.0
Microsoft Microsoft Business Solutions - Solomon 5.5
Microsoft Microsoft Business Solutions - Solomon 6.0
Citrix Metaframe XPe FR 3
Microsoft Microsoft Class Server 2.0
MicrosoftMicrosoft Class Server 3.0
MicrosoftMicrosoft Identity Integration Server 2003
Microsoft Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
MicrosoftMicrosoft Operations Manager 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
VeritasNetBackup 5
Network AssociatesNetShield for Windows NT and Windows 2000 4.5
BakBone SoftwareNetVault 6.5
Legato SystemsNetWorker 7.1
Symantec CorporationNorton Antivirus Corporate Edition 7.6
NovaStor CorporationNovaNET Backup 8
NovaStor CorporationNovaNet Web 3.6
Hewlett-Packard OmniBack II 4.1
Oracle CorporationOracle 9i: Database Release 2 - Developer's Release (9.2.0.1.0)
Oracle CorporationOracle Applications Suite 11.5.7
BMC SoftwarePatrol 7.1
Symantec CorporationpcAnywhere 11
JD EdwardsPeoplesoft Enterprise One 8.9
Microsoft Project Central Server 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1)
Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Project Server 2003
IntuitQuickbooks Premier Edition 2004
NTP SoftwareQuota and File Sentinal 5.2
SAPR/3 4.7
RealNetworksRealServer G2 8
Internet Security Systems, Inc.RealSecure Network Sensor - Evaluation Edition 7
Internet Security Systems, Inc.RealSecure Server Sensor 7.41
Internet Security Systems, Inc.RealSecure Server Sensor 6.0.1
Legato SystemsRepliStor 5.13
Dantz Development CorporationRetrospect Backup Server Edition 5.6
IBM CorporationRetrospect Backup: Multi Server 6.5
CaptarisRightFax Product Suite 8.7
NetIQ Security Reporting Center 2.1 trial
Rhino Software, Inc.Serv-U Corporate 5.2 trial
ACCPAC InternationalSimply Accounting Pro 2004
UnknownSimply Accounting Pro 9.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
FreshwaterSiteScope 7.1
Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 Service Pack 5 (SP5)
Microsoft SMS 2003
Microsoft SMS 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 SP1, Host Integration Server 2000 SP2, and Host Integration Server 2004
SonicMobilitySonicAdmin 2.8.5
Microsoft Speech Server 2004 - Enterprise Edition (vMSDN) 2004
IMCEDASQL LiteSpeed 3.1
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 3a (SP3a)
MicrosoftSQL Server 2005 Beta
VeritasStorage Central 5.2
UnknownSun Java 1.3
Sun Microsystems, Inc.Sun Java 2 SDK SE 1.4.2_05
Symantec CorporationSymantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 8.1
IBM CorporationTivoli Storage Manager for Windows 5.2
MicrosoftVirtual Server 2005
MicrosoftVisual Studio.NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
VeritasVolume Manager for Windows 2000 3
BEA Systems, Inc.WebLogic Platform 7
IBM CorporationWebsphere Application Server 5.1 (trial download)
IBM CorporationWebsphere MQ for Windows 5.3
Full ArmorZero Administration 3

List of applications where a regression was found during the application compatibility tests

The following table lists known application regressions. The table contains recommendations that you can use to possibly resolve or work around the issue.
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VendorApplication name and version Description of the failing functionality Solution or possible workaround
MicrosoftApplication Center 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2)The application cannot connect to the server when a cluster is created. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
891330 You may experience problems after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 on a server that is running Application Center 2000
NetIQAppManager 6.0The domain list displays blank records when you try to add computers by using the Web Console. Contact NetIQ for more information. To contact NetIQ, visit the following NetIQ Web site:
http://www.netiq.com/support/
NetIQAppManager 5.0.1The Security Manager window is not active.An update is available from NetIQ that can resolve this issue. Contact NetIQ for more information about how to obtain the update. For more information, visit the following NetIQ Web site:
http://www.netiq.com/support/
Computer AssociatesBrightstor ARCserve Backup 11.0Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) are not listed on the Source tab. Brightstor ARCserve Backup 11.1 is compatible. Contact Computer Associates for more information. To contact Computer Associates, visit the following Computer Associates Web site:
http://www.ca.com
Hewlett-Packard (HP)Compaq Insight ManagerCompaq computers and HP computers can be monitored by using the HP server agents.An update is available from the vendor that can resolve this issue. For more information about this update, visit the following Compaq FTP site:
ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/supportsoftware/CP005001-005500/cp005124.exe
MicrosoftExchange Server 2003You cannot use Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) to access a user's mailbox that is located on an Exchange cluster.For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
841560 A user receives a "500 - Internal server error" error message when the user tries to access a clustered Exchange Server 2003 back-end server by using Outlook Web Access
NetIQGroup Policy Administrator 2.0The installation of Group Policy Administrator is blocked by the Information Bar. The Web page that is displayed in Microsoft Internet Explorer is changed before you can install the application.Quickly click the Information Bar in Internet Explorer. You are still redirected to a Web page that says that you are running an incorrect version of Internet Explorer. However, click Back to return to the Web page that was previously displayed in Internet Explorer. By doing this, you are redirected to the correct Web page where you can start to install the application.

For more information, visit the following NetIQ Web site:
http://www.netiq.com/support/
Hewlett-Packard (HP)HP Insight Manager 4.0When you log on to the application, you receive error messages.Contact HP for more information. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
887741 Internet Explorer does not execute code when an event handler is set to directly reference a DOM function after you install the MS04-038 security update
MicrosoftInternet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Standard EditionVirtual private network (VPN) management does not work correctly.ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 1 resolves this issue. To download this service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=69c5d85c-5c80-473c-9cb4-60dda75d568d&displaylang=en
KerioKerio Server Firewall 1.0After you restart the computer, the application prevents Windows from starting. Contact Kerio for a working version of the problematic driver. To contact Kerio, visit the following Kerio Web site:
http://www.kerio.com
CitrixMetaframe XPe FR3The remote client cannot connect to the server.For more information, visit the following Citrix Web site:
http://www.citrix.com
MicrosoftBaseline Security Analyzer 1.2.1In Group Policy, the application does not notify the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF).

By default, one option that is selected for MBSA is Check for Windows Vulnerabilities. Another option that is also selected is for Windows Firewall to be managed by Group Policy. This option is selected when the scan is complete and when the Check for Windows Vulnerabilities option is selected. After you install Windows Server 2003 SP2 and you run MBSA on that computer, the MBSA scan results will not detect or report that Group Policy manages Windows Firewall. This occurs even if Group Policy does manage Windows Firewall, The problem is that MBSA is looking for certain registry keys, such as the EnableFirewall registry key. However, those keys have changed for Windows Firewall in Windows Server 2003.
None available
Trend MicroServerProtectThe Trend ServerProtect service does not automatically start if you move the Trend Micro Information Server to a different server, and then you restart that server. An update is available from Trend Micro that can resolve this issue. For more information, visit the following Trend Micro Web site:
http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/enterprise/serverprotect-for-microsoft-windows/
Microsoft does not support, endorse, or recommend any one of these products. We provide this information only as a convenience for our customers and do not provide warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Application compatibility issues with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005

For a summary of application compatibility issues with Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
898921 Issues that you may experience after you install MOM 2005 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Note The article also provides information about how to configure Windows Firewall on a MOM server that is running Windows Server 2003 with SP1.

Application compatibility issues with SMS 2003

For a summary of application compatibility issues with Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc998654.aspx

REFERENCES

For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors/en-us
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 896367 - Last Review: March 12, 2007 - Revision: 11.8
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
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