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  • Yes that should be Fine.

    The following table specifies the operating systems that can support multi-function site system roles.

     

    Operating system

    System architecture

    Distribution point<sup>3</sup>

    Management point

    Windows Vista

    • Business Edition (SP1)
    • Enterprise Edition (SP1)
    • Ultimate Edition (without service pack, or with SP1)

    x64

    <sup>1, 2</sup>

    Not supported

    Windows 7

    • Professional (without service pack, or with SP1)
    • Enterprise Editions (without service pack, or with SP1)
    • Ultimate Editions (without service pack, or with SP1)

    x86, x64

    <sup>1, 2</sup>

    Not supported

    Windows Server 2003 R2

    • Standard Edition
    • Enterprise Edition

    x86, x64

    <sup>2</sup>

    Not supported

    Windows Server 2003

    • Standard Edition (SP2)
    • Enterprise Edition (SP2)
    • Datacenter Edition (SP2)

    x86, x64

    <sup>2</sup>

    Not supported

    Windows Server 2003

    • Web Edition (SP2)
    • Storage Server Edition (SP2)

    x86

    <sup>2</sup>

    Not supported

    Windows Server 2008

    • Standard Edition (SP2)
    • Enterprise Edition (SP2)
    • Datacenter Edition (SP2)

    x64

    <sup>2</sup>

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    • Standard Edition (without service pack, or with SP1) 
    • Enterprise Edition(without service pack, or with SP1)
    • Datacenter Edition (SP1)

    x64

    <sup>1</sup> Distribution points on this operating system are not supported for PXE.

    <sup>2</sup> Distribution points on this operating system version do not support Multicast.

    <sup>3</sup> Unlike other site system roles, distribution points are supported on some 32-bit operating systems. Distribution points also support several different configurations that each have different requirements and in some cases support installation not only on servers, but on client operating systems. For more information about the options available for distribution points, see Prerequisites for Content Management in Configuration Manager in the Deploying Software and Operating Systems in System Center 2012 Configuration Managerguide.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 1:50 AM
  • Hey Justin,

                    thanks for your resonse - while i agree with what your saying (and come to the same conclusion) - the unfortunate fact is that storage server is still not mentioned specially (when it is specifically supported in in the client section of the same webpage - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/gg682077.aspx#BKMK_SupConfigClientReq), which leaves that unfortunate grey area of official supportability.

    Unfortunately "should be fine" isnt enough for some organisations.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 7:15 AM
  • If you look at that table closer, Storage Server 2003 SP2 is explicitly listed as supported but there is no mention of Storage Server 2008 which means that version/edition is unsupported. However, according to this link, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2008-r2-editions.aspx , there is no such thing as Storage Server 2008 R2 so half of your question is essentially N/A.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | Twitter @JasonSandys

    Monday, July 30, 2012 12:41 PM
  • ok - so the table does specifcially mention (in Operating System Requirements for Configuration Manager Client Installation)

    Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

    • Standard
    • Enterprise

    x64

    3 lines after storage server 2003 R2 SP2.

    Where-as in my original question, i have only asked about 2008 storage server, not R2 (both in the the title and message content)

    So the technet article references an OS version that doesnt appear to exist in the client supported OS' section, does not mention 2008 storage server and is not mentioned at all under "Operating System Requirements for Typical Site System Roles" - and instead of saying "hey, that technet article article could be clearer/fixed up a little", you're just going to to tell me i cant read.... awesome.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 6:09 PM
  • Not at all -- not sure why you're in attack mode here as I'm just trying to add some information. You're free to say that I'm wrong, which in this instance my first statement holds while my second statement is inaccurate even though they don't list 2008 Storage Server (in the link I provided) as an official edition (which is weird) even on ther pages I found for 2008 (not R2) it's not listed.

    Basically though, if it's not listed as supported, then it's not supported. There are no rows for Windows 2000 so it's not supported.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | Twitter @JasonSandys

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 6:19 PM
  • i dont get the "attack mode" bit.... but ok.

    The difference is 2000 is an unsupported OS, 2008 storage server is not.

    My interpretation still leaves it as a grey area - but i can see this is a thread is going nowhere - so ill go for a PSS call instead.

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:40 PM
  • Hi Ben_22, sorry to revive an old thread, hopefully you found your answer. 

    Supported or not, I've been running SCCM 2012 on 2008 Storage Server for a long time now no dramas, but having issues now after upgrading to SP1 on SCCM, curious if you have been in a similar situation and how you dealt with it if so.

    Thanks.

    Friday, January 10, 2014 3:29 AM