This technical note provides information about running Reflection products on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system and describes known issues when using Reflection products and components in this environment.
The following list of Reflection products and components have been tested with Windows XP and have earned the Microsoft "Designed for Windows XP Optimized" status.
Note: Although Microsoft's XP certification program has been discontinued, Attachmate continues to rigorously test our products with Windows XP. For a list of newer Reflection products tested with XP, see the next section, Other Products Tested Under Microsoft Windows XP.
Refer to your product documentation to determine which products and components are included on your Reflection product CD.
The following product were rigorously tested under Windows XP, but were not submitted for Microsoft "Designed for Windows XP Optimized" status because Microsoft's XP certification program has been discontinued.
For more information about installing and running Reflection 2008 products on Windows XP, see Technical Note 2370.
For more information about supported platforms, see Technical Note 1944.
Reflection for the Web version 9.x and Reflection for the Web 2011 or 2008 client components will run on Windows XP as long as Reflection for the Web is running on a system that meets minimum system requirements for the operating system, the Java runtime environment, and the web browser.
For a list of system requirements, see the Reflection for the Web Technical Specifications: http://www.attachmate.com/Products/Terminal+Emulation/refweb/rweb/rweb.htm.
For additional information about Reflection for the Web and Java Virtual Machines, see Technical Note 1674.
Note: Windows XP is not a server operating system. We do not recommend running Reflection for the Web server components in a production environment on a workstation operating system such as XP.
The following products and components have known issues with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
Reflection NFS Client version 12.0 or higher has earned the Microsoft designed for Windows XP, Optimized status. Reflection NFS version 10.0 or higher can be installed on Windows XP.
Reflection NFS Client versions 9.0 or earlier are incompatible with Windows XP. Attachmate strongly recommends that you do not attempt to install Reflection NFS Client versions 9.0 or earlier to Windows XP.
Important: If you have Reflection NFS installed and are planning to upgrade existing workstations to Windows XP, you must first uninstall Reflection NFS Client (all versions). Not uninstalling NFS prior to upgrading may leave your workstation in an unstable state. Beginning in Reflection 14.1, NFS Client is no longer available. For details, see Technical Note 2495.
Windows XP's built-in Windows Time Service uses the same TCP/IP port as the Reflection TimeSync component. Due to this conflict, use of Reflection TimeSync on Windows XP is not recommended. Attachmate Technical Support recommends using Windows Time Service instead of Reflection TimeSync on Windows XP. See the sections below for information about Reflection TimeSync in specific environments, and uninstalling Reflection TimeSync.
Note: Beginning in version 14.1, TimeSync is no longer available. If you have TimeSync installed on your system, it will be removed when you upgrade to 14.1.
If you install Reflection TimeSync to a Windows 2000 computer and then upgrade that computer to Windows XP, Reflection TimeSync will no longer function due to the port conflict.
In version 10.x, Reflection TimeSync is not available for installation to Windows XP.
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