Starting from Symantec IT Management Suite 8.0 HF5, Symantec Management Platform, and related solutions support the management of Windows Server 2016 client computers. Note, that only Desktop Experience version is supported.
List of supported solutions
IT Management Suite provides support for client functionality for the following operating systems:
Windows Server 2016
Following are the tested and supported components and functionality of IT Management Suite 8.0 HF5 on Windows Server 2016 client computers:
Symantec Management Platform (Starting from Symantec IT Management Suite version 8.5)
Symantec Management Agent
Inventory Pack for Servers
Patch Management Solution
Real-time System Management
Software Management Solution
Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration (SEPIC)
Virtual Machine Management
The following site-server functionality is supported on Windows Server 2016 computers starting from 8.1 RU2:
Network Boot Service
The components and solutions that are not explicitly listed in the list are not supported. The usage of those might lead to undesirable outcomes.
The known limitations in the Windows Server 2016 computers are as follows:
Table: Known limitations
The application virtualization component of IT Management Suite does not support Windows Server 2016. Software Management is not able to install software to virtualization layer.
When you perform Network Discovery using SNMP protocol, the incorrect operating system is shown for Windows Server 2016 computers.
The Extract SSL Certificate policy fails on site servers with Windows Server 2016 OS that have a domain certificate.
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