Windows Vista at UW
Information Technology has finished evaluating and configuring support systems for Microsoft’s newest Windows operating system – Windows Vista. Information Technology now offers support for Windows Vista Enterprise through the University’s Microsoft Campus Agreement. However, IT recommends continued use of Windows XP Professional.
These pages will provide UW customers with information about Information Technology’s support of Windows Vista.
Although many software packages are now compatible with Windows Vista we encourage you to evaluate your software requirements to identify compatibility and the costs associated with upgrading software when necessary. Administrative application requirements should also be evaluated. IT will not upgrade computers where software incompatibilities will prevent the user from performing business related activities.
UW licensed software compatibility chart
|Microsoft Software||Vista 32-bit||Vista 64-bit|
|Office Suites 2007||YES|
|Office Professional 2003||YES|
|Adobe Software||Vista Compatible|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro 8||YES|
|Acrobat Standard 8||YES|
|Acrobat Pro 7||NO|
|Acrobat Standard 7||NO|
|Illustrator CS3 & CS4||YES|
|Indesign CS3 & CS4||YES|
|Photoshop CS3 & CS4||YES|
|GoLive CS3 & CS4||YES|
|Antivirus Software||Vista Compatible|
|Antivirus OfficeScan 8.0||YES|
|Internet Security PC-cillin 2007 or higher||YES|
|Connectivity Software||Vista Compatible|
|Cisco Systems VPN 5.0||YES|
|Statistical Software||Vista Compatible|
|SAS 9.1.3 SP4*||YES*|
|SPSS 16 & 17||YES|
|Administrative Software||Vista Compatible|
|Self Service Banner (through WyoWeb)||YES|
|Internet Native Banner||NO|
|Oracle 9i client||NO|
|Oracle 10g Client||YES|
|PeopleSoft Financials 9.0 (web-based)||YES|
|PeopleSoft Financials 9.0 (2-tier)||YES|
|PCS (internal project tracking system)||YES|
|PeopleSoft HRMS 8.9 (web-based)||YES|
|PeopleSoft HRMS 8.9 (2-tier)||YES|
|*with hotfix or workaround|
Please reference the Web site linked below for up-to-date information on additional software compatibility. Information Technology cannot confirm the accuracy of the software listed on this site. UW Software Compatibility is determined by the statements from the vendor and through IT limited testing.
*Please keep in mind that Information Technology cannot provide support for the installation, configuration, or troubleshooting of Windows Vista upgrades on personally-owned computers. As with any upgrade, all critical data should be backed-up before proceeding with installation.
IT has 32-bit and 64-bit media available for checkout.
Information Technology will continue to post informational updates on this page.