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Windows 8.1 at the University of Virginia

Status & Availability of Software and Support

Important Note [Feb. 13, 2015]

ITS has updated the results of our testing of Windows 8.1 to reflect new versions of supported software.

As of Jan. 14, 2014, Windows 8.1 is compatible with the Network Setup Tool, and the versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection on UVA Software Gateway.

As of Apr. 29, 2014, SafeNet Token Software is supported under Windows 8.1.

Issues with browser compatibility and SIS/IS use remain.

This page outlines ITS’s support for, and testing of products and services against, Windows 8.1.

Windows 8.1 Support at UVa

The official release date for the Windows 8.1 operating system was October 17, 2013.

ITS recommends that users not install Windows 8.1 on UVa machines until the services you need are listed as “Supported” in the table below. Status entries are current as of Feb. 13, 2015.

The support statement applies to software versions currently available from the UVA Software Gateway. Older versions of the same titles may need to be updated.
Status Notes
Adobe Reader Supported  
Alertus Desktop Alert Supported Requires .NET 2.0 to be enabled
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Supported  
Firefox Supported  
Hive VMWare View Client Supported  
Home Directory Program Supported  
Host Explorer 2007 Supported  
Identity Finder Supported  
ITS Network Setup Tool Supported  
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Supported Requires the the latest version available on UVA Software Gateway.
SafeNet Token Software (including hardware token) Supported Remember to uninstall any existing SafeNet Authentication Client software and reboot before upgrading or installing the latest version.
Secure Deletion Shredder Supported  
SecureCRT Supported  
SecureFX Supported  
Symantec Endpoint Protection Supported Requires Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 or later, available on UVA Software Gateway.
UVaCollab Supported  
Integrated System (IS)
Integrated System: Student Information System (SIS) Not compatible at this time. See at this time for updated information.
Integrated System: HR/Finance Not compatible at this time. See at this time for updated information.
Web Applications and Services
Exchange OWA (Calendar) Supported  
Faculty Web Server Supported  
Integrated System (HR/Finance & SIS) Not compatible at this time. See at this time for updated information.
Mailing Lists Supported  
MyGroups Supported  
NetBadge Supported  
Network Registration Supported  
Online Information Security Awareness Tutorial Supported  
Personal Digital Certificates Supported  
Proxy Service Supported  
Scan & Score Supported  
UVaAnywhere/MSN/Joint VPN Connections and Exchange OWA (Calendar) Supported  
UVa Box Cloud Storage Service Supported  
WebMail (OWA, Gmail) Supported  
Windows Critical Update Server Supported  

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