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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Security for Lotus Domino (Windows)
Technical Articles ID:   KB66972
Last Modified:  5/24/2018


McAfee Security for Lotus Domino (MSDW) 7.5

Microsoft Windows


As manufacturers release new operating systems, platforms, and service packs, the original product guides might not reflect the current support policy for those platforms.

Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and readme.txt files. Some of the information is available only in product management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

Recent updates to this article
Date Update
May 23, 2018 Added the "Recent Updates" table and collapsible sections.

Supported operating systems and platforms
The following tables detail the supported product versions for use on Windows workstations, server operating systems, and IBM Lotus Domino platforms. Only the most current versions are included, because most customers upgrade to the latest service packs shortly after they are released.

NOTE: MSDW 7.5 was formerly branded as GroupShield 7.0 for Lotus Domino. All issues found since the release of GroupShield for Lotus Domino 7.0 Patch 2 are resolved in this new version. Technical Support recommends that you upgrade to this latest release.

To review all known issues for MSDW, see the following documents:
  • For a list of known issues at the time of Release to World (RTW), see the Release Notes PD21876.
  • For known issues that were discovered post-release, see the Release Notes (Addendum) article KB66217.
IMPORTANT: With the release of MSDW 7.5 Patch 3, there are important changes to the supported environments. See the items flagged with in the following tables.

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Microsoft Operating System
MSDW 7.5
Microsoft Windows 2016 Server Standard Yes
Microsoft Windows 2016 Server Datacenter Yes
Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Server Yes
Microsoft Windows 2012 Server Yes
Microsoft Windows 2008 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Server (Service Pack 2) 32-bit and 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (Service Pack 2) 32-bit and 64-bit
  Deploy MSDW 7.5 from ePO, using the package available in Software Manager, or available with the main MSDW 7.5 Patch 3 Package. The package name is MSDW-7.5.1492.102-en-lic-depl-pkg.zip. Remove all previous MSDW packages from ePO Repositories.
From the MSDW 7.5 Patch 3 release, support for Windows 2003 Server (both 32-bit and 64-bit) is withdrawn.

Virtual Software
MSDW 7.5
VMware 3.5 ESX Server Yes
VMware 4.0 ESX Server Yes
vSphere 4.0 Yes
vSphere 5.x Yes
vSphere 6.x Yes
Domino Platform
MSDW 7.5
Lotus Domino 9.0.1 Yes
Lotus Domino 9.0 Yes
Lotus Domino R8.5.3 (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes
Lotus Domino R8.5.2 (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes
Lotus Domino R8.5.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes
Lotus Domino R8.5 (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes
Lotus Domino R8.x (32-bit and 64-bit) Yes
The minimum version of MSDW supported on all versions of Lotus Domino and Windows platforms quoted above, is MSDW 7.5 Patch 3.
See KB82776 - Minimum version of MSDW 7.5 required for Technical Support.

You can install MSDW 7.5 Patch 3 directly on supported operating systems/Domino computers, without installing any prior versions. If you are upgrading to MSDW 7.5 Patch 3, the minimum requirement is MSDW Patch 2. To view the Release Notes, see PD26433.

Beginning with the MSDW 7.5 Patch 3 release, support for all 32-bit versions Windows operating systems is withdrawn.
Support of 32-bit Lotus Domino Server versions is maintained, but only when run on the supported 64-bit operating systems shown above.
MSDW 7.5
Lotus Domino Cluster Aware
Microsoft Windows Cluster No
Linux Cluster

Release Date
n/a n/a

Internet Browsers
MSDW 7.5
Mozilla Firefox 3.0
Mozilla Firefox 2.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Intel® Pentium or higher and compatible (32-bit and 64-bit chips as appropriate)
Minimum: 1-GB RAM (Recommended: 2-GB RAM)
Disk space Minimum: 700 MB
Disk swap space Twice the available physical RAM
Network 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet card
Display 1024 x 768
ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) [if used] ePO 5.3.x
ePO 5.1.x
ePO 5.9.0*

* Support for MSDW on ePO 5.9.0 is added with the release of MSDW 7.5 Patch 3 Extensions versions 7.5.1501.10x.
These new extensions work only with MSDW 7.5 Patch 3 installed locally on supported operating system platforms with the Domino versions listed in the tables above.


The content of this article originated in English. If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. Some of this content has been provided using Machine Translation translated by Microsoft.

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