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 updates to those products.

The following table shows the relationships between Microsoft product versions or supplemental software and the roles they perform.

Windows Releases

Server Role

Client Role

Windows 8 operating system

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 operating system

Yes

Yes

Windows 8.1 operating system

No

Yes

Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system

Yes

Yes

Windows 10 operating system

No

Yes

Windows Server 2016 operating system

Yes

Yes

Windows Server operating system

Yes

Yes

Exceptions, if any, are noted in this section. If an update version, service pack or Knowledge Base (KB) number appears with a product name, the behavior changed in that update. The new behavior also applies to subsequent updates 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.

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