Running Sophos Small Business products on Windows 8

  • Article ID: 118289
  • Updated: 06 May 2014

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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