7 Appendix B: 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 XP operating system

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system

  • 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

  • Windows 8.1 operating system

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

  • Windows 10 operating system

  • Windows Server 2016 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 1.7: The Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 versions always use SCREDIR_VERSION_XP. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are always SCREDIR_VERSION_LONGHORN. All other versions use SCREDIR_VERSION_WINDOWS_8.

<2> Section 3.1.4: Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 implement function numbers 5 through 58. Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 implement function numbers 5 through 64. All other versions implement 5 through 66.

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