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    Server 2k8 in Workstation OS

    Right so some of you might think i am crazy but here goes,

    In the next few days i will be trimming down windows server 2008 standard so that it can be used as a workstation OS just like i did with server 2003 a while ago.

    I have been using windows server 2003 as a workstation OS for about 2 years now and have never had any problems at all and it works great!

    So now its time to do it with windows server 2008, there are many more people out there that have done this so i will be following there steps on how to do it.. seems pretty cool.

    Apparently turning windows server 2008 into workstation OS is basically likea windows vista counterpart!

    Will let you know what it turns out like.. =]

    Will Post the guide i am using tomorrow.

    James.

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    Guide: The Way I See It : Using Windows Server 2008 as a SUPER workstation OS
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    Last edited by EduTech; 8th December 2008 at 01:15 AM.

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    why are you doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    why are you doing it?
    There is no actual reason for doing it i be honest with you

    Just finished installing all my programmes and that on there, no problems yet what so ever.. and runs much much faster then vista!!

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    Seems pointless to be as you would pay more for licensing. Also there is no point as such of you do some rimming it will be like XP anyway

    If you want a fast OS why not use Mac

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    lol, well i havent exactly trimmed anything away.. i think i used the wrong words in my first post (u know my english/grammer are bad lol)

    and i knew u would say that!! :P

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    I was messing around with Server 2003 and Server 2008 a few days ago and they are leaps and bounds more responsive than their workstation counter-parts.

    In server 2008's case, the file copying performance is awesome... by comparison to that of Vista.


    I just wish I could activate my copy of Server 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post

    In server 2008's case, the file copying performance is awesome... by comparison to that of Vista.


    I just wish I could activate my copy of Server 2008
    Windows 3.1 file copying is awesome compared to Vista file copy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    I was messing around with Server 2003 and Server 2008 a few days ago and they are leaps and bounds more responsive than their workstation counter-parts.

    In server 2008's case, the file copying performance is awesome... by comparison to that of Vista.


    I just wish I could activate my copy of Server 2008
    2008 via rdp cannot be described as anywhere near "responsive". 2003 is very quick with rdp. I've actually aborted all my plans to move to 2008 server because it's so annoying while giving very few new features. I'm only using it for DCs as those are the useful features.

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    Yes that is one major thing i have found, copying files between locations is so much faster then vista, the performance in the operating system is just so much quicker and smoother then windows vista.

    I have a full 280 days i belive so i have a while.

    I know that there will be programmes out there that wont install on server 2008, but to be honest with you out of all the software i install on my computer the only one that failed was "windows live messenger beta" i had to install MSN Messenger 8.0.

    Will post some screenshots if i get chance. (Posted)

    James.
    Last edited by EduTech; 8th December 2008 at 01:16 AM.

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    So i have finished installing all my software, drivers are all up to date and the hardware i have externally installed. i have had no probems with drivers what so ever ever worked from the start.

    Left4Dead played much better on this then it did on Windows Vista which i have installed before hand .

    No software issue's bar windows messenger but thats does not bother me, i just instaled 8.0 which will do me fine.

    Overall, if you want to get the features from Windows Vista but hate the OS with a passion, why not try 2k8 lol.

    i know some of you might think it was useless, but this was just something to bypass the sunday afternoon =]

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    It's not stupid- I have been doing this for nearly a year using one of my Technet licenses for 2008 Server! It's a fantastic desktop operating systems. Stable, very quick, and you can still have aero and all the themes etc from Vista that you want. If it weren't for Technet though I wouldn't be doing it- too expensive compared to Vista.

    Have fun!
    Last edited by kingswood; 8th December 2008 at 08:05 AM. Reason: stupid errors

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    The big bonus is having Hyper-V if you go that way. I like the MSFN instructions personally How to convert your Windows Server 2008... to a Workstation!

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    Unless you really need it, don't turn on Hyper-V or your graphics performance will take a large hit.

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    01:20 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    So i have finished installing all my software, drivers are all up to date and the hardware i have externally installed. i have had no probems with drivers what so ever ever worked from the start.
    It took you until 1am to patch and install drivers on a server. Thats quite funny. Completely pointless, but quite funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    It took you until 1am to patch and install drivers on a server. Thats quite funny. Completely pointless, but quite funny

    No you see, i got distracted half way through doing it.. so it was sitting at the login screen after installing windows for about 2hrs.

    and when i posted, it was about 1hr after i had finished as i played left 4 dead for 1hr to see how it run.


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