Applications Comppatible with Windows Server 2012 R2 RRS feed

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  • Hi, 

       We are assessing applications for a company that is currently on 2003 moving to 2008.  The assessment is to move to 2012R2 or 2016.  Any gotcha's or areas to look at such-as framework, 32 bit vs. 64 bit etc..?



    • Moved by Hart Wang Monday, January 22, 2018 8:57 AM
    Friday, January 5, 2018 7:13 PM

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  • depends on the apps. There is no real framework or code library to detect such issues.  

    For example it used to be OK to let an API parameter uninitialized. But such code would crash on now as the new OS begin to use a previously reserved but unused parameter. Because it is caused by something the programmer forgot to do, you can't really do a text search for it in the code (if you have the code of all your apps that is, and that is a big if). 

    you can go check the app's forum if it has one. for example if you want to check the compatibility of Microsoft Office 2003, check answers.microsoft.com. Windows 10 has been out for so long, any popular software should have been tested by the users, and you can use it as a basis of windows 2016 compatibility. 

    Visual C++ MVP

    Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:57 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here.

    >>We are assessing applications for a company that is currently on 2003 moving to 2008.

    If the company application is third product, you can consult their support, If you are developing software on windows desktop, did you encounter any error message?

    According to the description, I don't think that the issue is related to windows desktop application.

    >> The assessment is to move to 2012R2 or 2016. 

    The issue seems to occur on windows server system.

    Best  Regards,


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    Monday, January 8, 2018 6:20 AM
  • Hey,

       So this is a combination of vendor apps which we are checking with vendor etc... but also home grown apps built on .NET.  I think that is the bigger challenge is determining if it will migrate.


    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:11 PM
  • don't you have test lab to test a windows update against your existing apps before publishing it to WSUS? a new version of OS is no different than a Windows Update in terms of the demand of automation scripts. 

    Visual C++ MVP

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:57 PM