Q: Does Windows Server 2012 support SharePoint 2010?

Q: Does Windows Server 2012 support SharePoint 2010?

A: No, Windows Server 2012 doesn't support SharePoint 2010 right now.

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SharePoint 2010 Compatibility Issues Error Message

If you try to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2012, you might see at least one of three issues:

  • Your SharePoint 2010 installation process fails.
  • Your SharePoint 2010 prerequisite installer fails.
  • You receive an error message while trying to start the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

Unless you don't mind being on the receiving end of some "unexpected behavior," it might be best to wait. This Microsoft Support article describes the issues further. If you're looking for more reason to move to SharePoint 2013, check out Dan Holme's "SharePoint 2013 for the Decision Maker."

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