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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Security for Microsoft SharePoint (formerly PortalShield)
Technical Articles ID:   KB68141
Last Modified:  3/30/2017


McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint (MSMS) 3.5, 3.0


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. However, some of the information is available only in product management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

Supported Operating Systems and platforms
The following tables detail the support for MSMS on Windows Server operating systems and other relevant environments. Only the most current versions are included because most customers upgrade to the latest Service Packs shortly after they are released.

Server Operating Systems
Microsoft Operating System*
Service Pack


Microsoft Windows Server 2016   Yes No
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2   Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 N/A Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2008   Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Standard   Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise   Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 DataCenter   Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 R2   Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition**  SP1 or above No Yes
Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition**  SP1 or above No Yes
Microsoft Windows 2003 DataCenter Edition**  SP1 or above No Yes
Microsoft Windows 2003 Web Edition**  SP1 or above No Yes

*All operating systems listed for MSMS 3.0 and 3.5 are supported on x64 versions only.

** The RTW MSMS 3.0 Product Guide does not list Windows 2003 x64 SP1 (and above) as supported operating systems. This is noted in Documentation Correction KB81914. These operating systems are fully supported when running with a supported version of Microsoft SharePoint. (Refer to the SharePoint Versions table below).

SharePoint Versions
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server*
Service Pack
     MSMS 3.5 MSMS 3.0
SharePoint Server 2016   Yes (+ HF 1134987)  
SharePoint Server 2013 SP1   Yes Yes
SharePoint Foundation Server 2013   Yes Yes
SharePoint Server 2013   Yes Yes
SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 CU2 Yes Yes
SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 Yes Yes
SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 Yes Yes
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 Yes Yes
Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2 Yes** Yes**
Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 SP3 No No
Office SharePoint 2003 SP3 No No

*All SharePoint editions are supported on both x86 and x64 platforms except for SharePoint Server 2010, which is available only in the 64-bit edition.
** MSMS 3.5 and 3.0 support only the 64-bit SharePoint Server 2007.

Management software
ePolicy Orchestrator
  • ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.x
  • ePolicy Orchestrator 5.3.x
  • ePolicy Orchestrator 5.9.0 (MSMS35REPORTS 3.5.1511.100, MSMS____3500 3.5.1444.102)

Browser Support

Web Browser


Internet Explorer 11.0 Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 10.0 Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 9.0 Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 8.0 No Yes
Internet Explorer 7.0 No No
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 No No
Mozilla Firefox 30.x* Yes Yes
Mozilla Firefox 31.x* Yes Yes
Google Chrome 40.x Yes Yes

* You can use the Mozilla-based standalone user interface for MSMS.

Virtualization Support
Virtual Platform


VMWare ESX 5.x Yes Yes
VMWare Workstation 7.0 or later Yes Yes
VMWare ESX Server 4.5 Yes Yes
VMWare ESX Server 4.0 No No
VMWare Server 2.0 No No
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Yes Yes
Hyper-V Server 2012 Yes Yes
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Yes Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Yes Yes


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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