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    Can games run on Server 2008 R2?

    Question is pretty much in the title

    Is it possible for games to run in Server 2008 r2? (Games such as Battlefield: BC2 or Anything that is steam based).

    Reason I ask is that I have set my home PC up as a server (complete with Active Directory, Exchange 2010, SCCM, SCOM - for purposes of keeping my skill set up to date) and was just wondering if it is possible.

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    Not sure about the question/answer, but I know that I would have set up the server OS on a VM.

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    I rarely use the machine nowadays as a PC and to be blunt it is better as a server (even just if it is for file storage).

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    Yup, should work. I type in dxdiag on mine and all looks fine, and that's a standard setup. Your graphics card drivers etc should be as for 7 x64.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I rarely use the machine nowadays as a PC and to be blunt it is better as a server (even just if it is for file storage).
    Yet you want to run games on it.....

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    to see if i could...I mostly play xbox nowadays, but if there is something I wanted to play on the PC (say Red Alert or something) then it is good to know that Server 2008 R2 could do the job just fine

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    Yes, but there are a few things which you will want to enable or disable...

    win2008r2workstation.com

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    At the end of the day it's the same core code and gamers have been running server OS for years.
    Things like the sound and graphics drivers all work just look at some of the latest RDP servers with dedicated GFX for remote FX

    The multi threading is better and the ping rates lower, if you've been having you're butt kicked lately try running your fave game on a server OS and kick back...

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    Not that I play often on the PC like I said, but on occasion that I do want too its nice to know the server OS will do the job

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    I used to run a cut down server 2003 pc for gaming in the past. Check out Arthurs link and you shouldn't go far wrong - the main problem back then was when games moaned that you weren't on a supported OS, but that's easily solved.

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