Kaspersky Service Alert for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Oct 23 2013

Kaspersky Service Alert for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 has been issued advising of incompatibility issues that exist with Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. Click here for a full announcement, but a snapshot of key issues are outlined below in an update from Jon Whitlock, Director, Channel Marketing North America.

When will this issue be fixed?
We anticipate a comprehensive Maintenance Release to the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business products in December 2013 that includes Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 compatibility. We will keep you updated on any relevant changes or updates to that information.

What happens today? 
Windows 8.1 – In order to maintain stable and secure system operation, Kaspersky Lab will implement a temporary solution for Windows 8.1, beginning the week of October 21.  Administrators and end-users will be redirected when attempting an installation of Windows 8.1.  Full text of redirect message is included in the full announcement.

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Users who are installing the Windows Server 2012 R2 update will not be redirected to a warning message. Kaspersky advises postponement of this update until the expected Maintenance Release to Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows in December 2013.

We regret the inconvenience to our customers and partners. Kaspersky Lab is diligently working on providing stable and secure support for these operating systems, so that our business customers can take full advantage of the updates.

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