Lansweeper will be updating its installation requirements this year to stay in line with modern technologies and provide the best and most secure user experience for Lansweeper installations.
As new technologies become the standard, and outdated operating systems are going end of life, it only makes sense to follow the market to ensure a safe and modern Lansweeper setup. This year, Lansweeper is making two big changes that you should review to ensure that you'll be able to upgrade Lansweeper without issues, and if needed, plan your migration.
SQL Server Versions Support Ending
SQL Server 2012 is scheduled to go end of life on July 12, 2022. As a result, we will also be ending Lansweeper support for SQL Server version 2012 and lower (2008 and 2008R2) on March 1, 2023. This will include all editions of these SQL Server versions (Standard, Web, Enterprise, Developer, and Express). If you are running Lansweeper using SQL Server 2012 or lower, you will need to plan your migration to SQL Server 2014 or higher.
Multiple Operating System Versions Support Ending
Lansweeper is moving to the 64-bit era. Additionally, we're bringing the supported operating systems more in line with Microsoft end of life status. This means that on March 1, 2023, we will be ending support for installing Lansweper on a whole list of older operating systems. Specifically:
- All 32-bit operating systems
- Windows 7 SP1
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 10, version 21H2
- Windows 10, version 2004
- Windows 10, version 1909
- Windows 10, version 1903
- Windows 10, version 1803
- Windows 10, version 1709
- Windows 10, version 1703
- Windows 10, version 1511
Plan Your Migration
In summary, we will only be changing the Lansweeper installation requirements as documented in the Lansweeper installation requirements. This means that all servers that will host a Lansweeper component (database, web server, and/or scanning server) will need to meet these updated requirements. This does not mean that we will no longer be scanning assets that are using these outdated OS versions. The scanning requirements will remain unchanged.
While we don't have exact dates yet on when these changes will take place, it is best you plan your migration now if you have Lansweeper running on one of the components mentioned above. You can easily migrate Lansweeper to a new server by following the instructions on our migration knowledgebase article.