This article describes the Microsoft server applications that are supported on Windows Server 2008.
Windows Server 2008 is the next generation of the Windows Server operating system. Windows Server 2008 provides significant improvements over Windows Server 2003. Important improvements include the following:
Advanced security features
Remote application access
Centralized server role management
Performance and reliability monitoring tools
Because of these improvements to the base operating system, backward compatibility of all applications is not guaranteed.
For more information about how to upgrade to Windows Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
948070 Information and resources to use when you plan to upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008
Applications that are currently compatible
For more information about the applications that are currently compatible with Windows Server 2008, visit the following Web sites:
Note Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 R2 is supported as a second server on the domain. All the usual limitations on Small Business Server 2003 R2 still apply. The Small Business Server must be a domain container, and it must retain all the Active Directory FSMO roles.
Office Communications Server 2007 is supported only on the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is supported only on the 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.