On which versions of Windows does RPM run?

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 16:39 By Dave Brooks

Q: Which versions of Windows support RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® ("RPM")?

A: Our policy is, and has been, to support RPM on any version of Windows supported by Microsoft. There may be limits to "any," but any mainstream version should certainly work.

Note that "End of Life" refers to Microsoft's published end of support date.

Windows support notes for RPM
Windows version End of Life Notes
Windows 7 January 14, 2020 As far as we know, RPM still works on Windows 7
Server 2008 (including R2) January 14, 2020 Server 2008 is equivalent to Vista. As far as we know, R2 still works.
Windows 8 January 12, 2016 We're not sure if anyone is still using Windows 8 with RPM.
Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 Same as Windows 8
Server 2012 (including R2) October 9, 2018 Server 2012 R2 is still in use with RPM
Server 2016 January 11, 2022 Server 2016 is still in use with RPM
Windows 10 October 14, 2025 Windows 10 is the primary platform used in our office for development and support
Server 2019 January 9, 2024 We test with Server 2019 from time to time but don't run it in-house
Windows 11 <unknown> The primary difference with Windows 11, besides the UI changes, seems to require newer device drivers. We know of nothing that affects using RPM, and we can test on that platform if something does come up.

We do our best to support popular versions of Windows even after their support officially expires. However, this depends entirely on Microsoft providing library support for these platforms. Without that, we can't build a working release of RPM.

Platforms we do not support:

  • Server 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Windows NT
  • Server 2000
  • Windows 95 or Windows Millennium Edition