Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 compatibility

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Will Windows 7 work on a Windows Server 2003?

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There is no reason you can’t use Windows 7 PCs in a Windows Server 2003 environment. Just be sure that you are using Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate, because you can’t join a domain with Starter, Home Basic or Home Premium.

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If you are worried about compatibility issues of your computer system, it is better to determine the specific system requirements of your software before trying to purchase or install it into your computer system. Don’t spend your money, time and effort for the incompatible software.

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  • carlosdl
    If you mean on a Windows 2003 domain, then the answer is Yes, but there are probably some new Win 7 features you wouldn't be able to manage, and some old features that have been replaced and won't work on Win 7. A windows 2008 (R2) server would be the best option.
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  • Voodooclanboy
    Hi all, Anniealice, To get older servers working with Windows 7 you should relax the security settings. Follow this: Control Panel> Administrative Tools>Local Security Policy>Local Policies>Security Options>Network security: LAN Manager authentication level, Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only Set Minimum session security for NTLM SSP Disable Require 128-bit encryption You can also adjust these settings using the registry and the group policy editor. Take help of the following article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc960646.aspx Also refer to the links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926031...& http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926505 Hope this clears your skies. Do update us again. Thank you Anil LEPIDE
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