Running Sophos Small Business products on Windows 8

  • Article ID: 118289
  • Updated: 02 Jun 2015


Sophos Small Business (SBE) products, including Sophos Control Center have now been retired

If you are running Sophos Control Center, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Sophos Enterprise Console, as described in this article.


If you are currently running any of the Sophos Small Business (SBE) products listed below, Windows 8 is not supported. 

If you want to run Windows 8, you must update to either 'Sophos Antivirus – Business', or 'Sophos Endpoint Protection – Business' products as discussed in this article.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
All Sophos Small Business SBE licenses: Sophos Security Suite SBE, Sophos Computer Security SBE and Sophos Anti-Virus SBE, Sophos Control Center

Operating systems
Windows 8.

Running Sophos Small Business products on Windows 8

  • Sophos Small Business (SBE) products, running Sophos Anti-Virus version 10.0.x or earlier do not support Windows 8. For Windows 8 support, you must be running v 10.2.x or higher. To do this, you will need to upgrade your license to the appropriate new license (Sophos Antivirus – Business or Sophos Endpoint Protection – Business).

    If you are an existing SBE customer you can take advantage of the simple, free, migration to the new business products, which support Windows 8 endpoints, and Windows Server 2012. For full information on upgrading, refer to the Small Business Upgrade Center.

  • For information on support for Windows Server 2012, refer to knowledgebase article 118290.

Support for Windows 8 by other Sophos products

For an overview of all Sophos products support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, see knowledgebase article 118319.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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