6 Appendix A: Product Behavior
The information in this specification is applicable to the following Microsoft products or supplemental software. References to product versions include released service packs:
Windows Vista® operating system
Windows Server® 2008 operating system
Windows® 7 operating system
Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system
Windows® 8 operating system
Windows Server® 2012 operating system
Exceptions, if any, are noted below. If a service pack or Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) number appears with the product version, behavior changed in that service pack or QFE. The new behavior also applies to subsequent service packs of the product unless otherwise specified. If a product edition appears with the product version, behavior is different in that product edition.
Unless otherwise specified, any statement of optional behavior in this specification that is prescribed using the terms SHOULD or SHOULD NOT implies product behavior in accordance with the SHOULD or SHOULD NOT prescription. Unless otherwise specified, the term MAY implies that the product does not follow the prescription.
<1> Section 1.4: In Windows, the client has the support to handle NTLM and Kerberos [MS-NTHT][RFC1510][RFC4559] auth challenges returned by the server. In addition, the client has support for secure HTTP uploads [RFC2818]. Current implementations of Windows communicate over HTTPS, if authentication is enabled.
<2> Section 3.1.5: Windows uses a new file for each piece of information collected (for example, .reg for a registry key or .mdmp for a minidump).