Extending the support of platforms for SCSM 2016

First published on TECHNET on Jan 03, 2017

Hi everyone! Thanks for sharing your feedback and experiences with the Service Manager 2016 deployment. We heard you, and to make your deployment and upgrade experience better, we are now extending the support of following platforms for Service Manager 2016 –

  • Support
    of 2014 SP2 for both SM 2016 & 2012 R2

    As some of you were waiting to upgrade your SQL servers, Service Manager 2016 and Service Manager 2012 R2 (with

    Update Rollup 9

    ) now officially support Service Pack 2 for 2014 for hosting your Service Manager CMDB and databases.
  • Support of SM 2016 console on Windows 7

    Service Manager 2016 console installation will now be supported on Microsoft Windows 7. This will require installation of .NET 4.5.1 as a pre-requisite for Windows 7 to support the SM 2016 console. You can download it from



    Please note that the new spell check feature which was introduced in the Service Manager 2016 console, will have limited language support for Windows 7 installations. The supported languages on Windows 7 include English, French, German and Spanish.
  • Support of SM 2016 connectors with System Center 2012 R2 components

    We heard your feedback that the seamless and easier upgrade to Service Manager 2016 requires keeping the support of SM connectors with System Center 2012 R2 components. Hence, we will be supporting System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine manager, Orchestrator, and Configuration Manager (including SCCM 1511, 1602 and 1606) to be used with Service Manager 2016 connectors.

We have done a fair amount of validation to make sure that everything continues to work as expected. That said, if there is anything which seems suspicious let us know via your comments below.


This article was originally published by Microsoft’s System Center Blog. You can find the original article here.