Windows Vista Compatibility

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The following is a list of Software and Services that were tested under Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit Edition.  If there is an X within the column entitled, "Works AS IS", then no special considerations were needed to install, run and uninstall the software.  If there is an X within the column entitled "Run in Compatibility Mode", then either the software needed to be installed and/or run in Vista's compatibility mode.

Some software will function as is; however note the comments section for special considerations.

Name Works AS IS Compatibility Mode Run as Administrator Does NOT work Comments
Access 2003   X
    Recommend using Access 2007
Access 2007 X
       
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7       X
Upgrade to version 8
Aobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.1 X
       
Adobe Acrobat Pro 7, 8 X
       
Acrobat Pro CS2
  X      
Acrobat Pro CS3
X        
Acrobat Force Reader Tool X        
ArcGIS 9.1 ?        
Beilstein Commander X        
Contribute 3 X    
Studio 8 Installer uses a Flash interface as it's menu for products to install. Compatibility warning displayed; however select "run program" to continue anyway.
Designer CS2   X      
Dreamweaver 8, 9 X    
Studio 8 Installer uses a Flash interface as it's menu for products to install. Compatibility warning displayed; however select "run program" to continue anyway.
Dreamweaver MX 2004       X
 
EndNote X X        
Eudora 7.1   X     The Help file could not be found when run in compatibility mode or as Administrator.
Exceed 2007         Install/launch are fine; uninstall issue
Excel 2003   X     The Office Update service is currently not supported on Microsoft Windows Vista, however, get Office updates for Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Office system by opting into the Microsoft Update service. Will run in compatibility mode. Recommend using Excel 2007.
Excel 2007 X
       
FileMaker Pro 8.5 X
       
Firefox X
       
Fireworks 8 X
      Studio 8 Installer uses a Flash interface as it's menu for products to install. Compatibility warning displayed; however select "run program" to continue anyway.
Fireworks MX 2004 X
       
Flash Professional 8, 9  (CS3)
X
      Studio 8 Installer uses a Flash interface as it's menu for products to install. Compatibility warning displayed; however select "run program" to continue anyway.
Flash 8 Video Encoder ?       Studio 8 Installer uses Flash to select products.  Compatibility warning displayed; however select "run program" to continue anyway.
Flash MX 2004
    X  
Flash Paper 2 X       Studio 8 Installer uses a Flash interface as it's menu for products to install. Compatibility warning displayed; however select "run program" to continue anyway.
Flash Player X
       
FreeHand MX 2004 X
       
GoLive CS2 ?       Video switched to Aero Basic from Glass for compatibility.  Help problems? Uninstall?
Illustrator CS3 X      
Illustrator 13.0 (CS 3) X      
InDesign (CS3) X        
InDesign 5.0 (CS3) X      
InfoPath 2003   X     The Office Update service is currently not supported on Microsoft Windows Vista, however, get Office updates for Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Office system by opting into the Microsoft Update service. Will run in compatibility mode.
Insight Client       X Installing Java Plugin caused IE7 to crash.
Java Client X
       
Kaleidagraph 3.5 ?       Help system does not work in IE7
Kedit 1.5 ?       Help system does not work in IE7
KeyAccess 6.1 X
       
Maple 11 X        
Maple 10       X During installation the color scheme has been changed to Windows Vista Basic. A running program isn't compatible with certain visual elements of Windows
Mathematica 5.2 X
       
MatLab 7.3 X
       
Microsoft Developer Tools X        
Mozilla web browser X
       
Novell Netware Client (1.0) for Vista X        
NVivo 7       X Will not install on Vista
Office Compatibility Pack X        
OpenOffice X
       
Opera X
       
Outlook 2003   X     The Office Update service is currently not supported on Microsoft Windows Vista, however, get Office updates for Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Office system by opting into the Microsoft Update service. (works in compatibility mode) Recommend using Outlook 2007.
Outlook 2007 X
       
PCTeX 5.1 ?       Help is browser based and does not work.
Photoshop CS3 X        
Photoshop CS2 ?        
Photoshop 10.0 (CS3) X        
PowerPoint 2003   X
    Recommend using PowerPoint 2007
PowerPoint 2007 X
       
Publisher 2003
?     Recommend using Publisher 2007
Publisher 2007 X
       
PuTTY SSH client X
       
QuickTime player X
       
RealPlayer X
       
Remedy ARS Client 6.3   X     Run in Compatibility mode or else setup can't determine operating system version and won't continue.
Respondus 3.5     X   Error storing password - To complete the setup of Respondus you must start the program while using a Power User or Administrator account.
SAS 9.13 X      
SciFinder Scholar 2006 X      
SecureW2 3.3.3 X     X  
Shockwave player X
       
Sibelius 4.0     X   You can not run for the first time, register or unregister Sibelius unless you are the computer administrator. After Sibelius is registered any user account can use Sibelius.
Sigmaplot 8.0 X        
Splus 7 X
      The color scheme has been changed to Windows Vista Basic
SPSS 14 X        
Spybot Search & Destroy X
       
Stata SE 9.2 X        
Symantec Antivirus 10.1.5 X        
Tecplot 2006 X        
Tecplot Focus ?       Uninstall froze up 3/4 of the way through.  Some files that need to be updated are currently in use. InstallDriver Module(Process ID: 3756)  End the process from the Task Manager.
Tecplot RS ?       Uninstall froze up 3/4 of the way through.  Some files that need to be updated are currently in use. InstallDriver Module(Process ID: 3756)  End the process from the Task Manager.
Visio 2003 X
       
Visual Studio 2005     X   Visual Studio 2005 has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows. Check for solutions online. Windows Vista does not support Visual Studio 2005.
3/22/07 - It will not install in compatibility mode.
Setup has detected that this computer does not meet minimum requirements. Prerequisites must be installed and configured before you can continue with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Pro Edition.
This will install and run as administrator. If you receive any Program Compatibility Assistant Dialog Boxes, choose to Run Program.
Virtual Private Network Client 5.0.01 X        
WinAmp player X
       
Windows Defender X
       
WinSCP X
       
Word 2003 X       The Office Update service is currently not supported on Microsoft Windows Vista, however, get Office updates for Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Office system by opting into the Microsoft Update service. Recommend using Word 2007.
Word 2007 X
       

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