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Security Software Compatibility

The table on this page lists all security software for Windows Server 2012 with notes about its installation and workings. If you have an application that is not yet on this list, ailment please submit it using the form below including information about whether it works and problems/workarounds if any.

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Avast 7 Freehttp://www.avast.com/en-us/indexyesHad to trick installerused Scimitar's trick at http://win2008workstation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=920
Avast 7 Freehttp://www.avast.com/en-us/indexno
Avast 8http://www.avast.com/en-us/indexyesHad to trick installerused Scimitar's trick at http://win2008workstation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=920
Avast 8www.google.comno
Avast for Businesshttps://www.avast.com/avast-for-businessyesSlow cloud based configuration management, certain add ons are not free, and potential privacy concerns.Freemium works OOB (tested on Windows Server 2012 R2)
Avast Free 2014http://www.avast.com/index-winnoEven with Scimitar's permissions trick applied to the registry, the installer is still able to determine that Windows Server is the OS and that it is Server 2012 specifically and refuses to install as a result.None Currently
AVG Internet Security 2013www.avg.comnoRefuses to install, serial key is not accepted. Scimitar's trick (Avast) is not working.none
Avira Free Antivirus 2013http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirusyesHad to trick installerExtract installer. Add setup.exe to Microsoft Application Verifier. Uncheck all tests except HighVersionLie. In HighVersionLie properties, set product type to 1. Then run setup.exe.
Avira Free Antivirus 2013http://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-free-antivirusyesTrick InstallerExtract installer. Add setup.exe to Microsoft Application Verifier, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20028 . Uncheck all tests except HighVersionLie. In HighVersionLie properties, set product type to 1. Then run setup.exe.
Avira Free Antivirus 2014http://www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-free-antivirusyesTrick InstallerExtract installer. Add setup.exe to Microsoft Application Verifier, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20028 . Uncheck all tests except HighVersionLie. In HighVersionLie properties, set product type to 1. Then run setup.exe.
Baidu Antivirus 2013http://sd.baidu.com/en/noversion os is not supported
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/antivirus.htmlyesSetup will not run on server OS.Run the original setup on Win 7 or 8 and it will download the actual installer. Check the installer location using taskmgr and copy the installer folder to your server. Run the installer on server OS.
Bitdefender freehttp://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.htmlyes
Comodo Firewall 6.3http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/noInstall fails.

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Security Software lists of the previous editions of Windows Server:
# Windows Server 2008 R2
# Windows Server 2008

Security Application Submission

Wish List

This list contains all features we still want in Windows Server 2012 and are working on at the forum. If you have any wishes, no rx please leave a comment or place a request at the forum.

WishDiscussion/Solution TopicSatisfied
Metro UI Internet ExplorerForum: Metro UI Internet ExplorerYes, see tutorial.
Quick Switch Between User AccountsForum: Quick Switch Between User AccountsNot Yet.
Automatically boot to Classic DesktopForum: Automatically boot to Classic DesktopYes, see tutorial.
System RestoreForum: System RestoreYes, see forum topic.
Background for Start screen Forum: Background for Start screen Yes, see forum topic.
BluetoothForum: BluetoothNot Yet.
Online Microsoft AccountForum: Online Microsoft AccountNot Yet.
Picture Password and PIN for AuthenticationForum: Picture Password and PIN for AuthenticationNot Yet.
Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)Forum: Portable Workstation Creator (aka Windows To Go)Not Yet.
Windows Sensor and Location PlatformForum: Picture Password and PIN for AuthenticationNot Yet.
Sticky NotesForum: Sticky NotesYes, see forum topic.
Speech RecognitionForum: Speech RecognitionNot Yet