Is there any MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) for Windows Server 2003 Std. Ed. RRS feed

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  • I am from IT Department of our company. I would like to ask if there is any MSE for Sever 2003 Std Edition SP2.

    Monday, May 31, 2010 12:15 PM

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  • I went ahead and used the XP 32-bit and Vista 32-bit version. It installed fine and updated and scanned fine. Don't expect it to run as an anti-virus server or anything like that. You'll need to make sure all the clients attached to your 2k3 server also individually have Security Essentials installed and updating. The 2k3 server won't update the clients and it won't run network anti-virus logs or anything like that.


    Anyway, it worked great for me! I only have my and my wife's desktops, a media center PC, a couple laptops and a netbook [and a couple iPhones :-)] so having them all individually running and updating MSE works fine for me. 

    Saturday, January 8, 2011 4:45 AM
  • Hi keyrin_hazz,

    I dont think so that MSE will run properly on Windows 2003,

    Minimum system requirements for Microsoft Security Essentials

    Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7

    • For Windows XP, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 500 MHz or higher, and 256 MB RAM or higher.
    • For Windows Vista and Windows 7, a PC with a CPU clock speed of 1.0 GHz or higher, and 1 GB RAM or higher.
    • VGA display of 800 × 600 or higher.
    • 200 MB of available hard disk space.
    • An Internet connection is required for installation and to download the latest virus and spyware definitions for Microsoft Security Essentials.
    • Internet Browser:
      • Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
      • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or later.
    • Microsoft Security Essentials also supports Windows XP Mode in Windows 7. For more information, see the system requirements for Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

    See the link below for reference.


    Hopes this help,

    Lester Aldwin

    • Proposed as answer by Lester Aldwin Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:53 PM
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:37 PM