The Host Integration Server Product Group plans to support running HIS on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are described below:

First, the following products are planned for release in the first half of 2009:

- Microsoft Host Integration Server 2009
- Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems 2.0

Each of these new versions will be supported on Windows Server 2008 (including Hyper-V) and Windows Vista. These new releases will be included with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009. Please refer to the following for get more details on the BizTalk Server roadmap:

http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/roadmap.aspx

Second, the HIS Product Group will be releasing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the following products in the second half of 2009:

- Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006
- Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems 1.0

Updated Information regarding HIS 2006 SP1 support for Windows Server 2008 and Vista (posted on 4/17/2009):

The HIS product team made substantial changes to the product in order to securely support Vista and Windows Server 2008, based on Common Engineering Criteria (including logo certification) and Secure Windows Initiative release requirements. Given the upcoming availability of HIS 2009 and BAHS 2.0, the HIS product team does not plan to offer support for the new operating systems in SP1 for HIS 2006. At this time, we are evaluating when to release an SP1 for HIS 2006, which will be a roll-up of customer-provided hot fixes only.

The following information was included when this entry was first posted in October 2008:

HIS 2006 and Biztalk Adapters for Host Systems (BAHS) systems updated with SP1 will be supported on Windows Server 2008 (including Hyper-V) and Windows Vista.

Per the updated information above, this is no longer the case.

Release Date Disclaimer: The release timeframe specified here is based on the current project status. The exact release dates are not yet finalized and are subject to change.

Please refer to the following for Hyper-V application support information:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-app-support.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;957006