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    Why the rubbish desktop?

    Why have M$ decided to make the server 2012 o/s look like a phone?
    I found it quaint that they have a ModemLogs directory. I haven't seen a modem attached to a server for years. Come to think of it, I haven't seen a modem in use for years!
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    I like it

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    All the more reason to go server core... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Why have M$ decided to make the server 2012 o/s look like a phone?
    I found it quaint that they have a ModemLogs directory. I haven't seen a modem attached to a server for years. Come to think of it, I haven't seen a modem in use for years!
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    People who use RDS will need the GUI...

    Anyway use server core with the RSAT tools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    All the more reason to go server core... ;-)
    Thats going to be the future. It wont be long before it's the only option, a GUI-less Server OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazza View Post
    Thats going to be the future. It wont be long before it's the only option, a GUI-less Server OS.
    Which makes no sense. The resources required to drive a GUI is practically nothing. I could understand removing the GUI in the 80s/90s but not now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazza View Post
    Thats going to be the future. It wont be long before it's the only option, a GUI-less Server OS.
    Doesn't 2012 offer that feature now? Think I read somewhere that it can be uninstalled.

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    Will they do away with rdp servers and just push for VDI? More money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    Will they do away with rdp servers and just push for VDI? More money!
    I doubt it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    Will they do away with rdp servers and just push for VDI? More money!
    Given that RDS is at the core of Citrix (a key Microsoft partner) XenApp I highly doubt it...

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    Dunno someone is smoking something in redmond to come with metro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Why have M$ decided to make the server 2012 o/s look like a phone?
    I found it quaint that they have a ModemLogs directory. I haven't seen a modem attached to a server for years. Come to think of it, I haven't seen a modem in use for years!
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    not in the uk no. backwards third world countries like america have plenty of dial up modems in rural areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConradJones View Post
    backwards third world countries like America have plenty of dial up modems in rural areas.
    Indeed. AOL makes most of its money from dial-up subscribers (almost $160 million!). Without them, they would probably go bankrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    People who use RDS will need the GUI...

    Anyway use server core with the RSAT tools...
    for which you need windows 8, which is just as bad if your not a fan of the nonsense. I've seen one suggestion of publishing various admin tools as remoteapps, and then accessing them from the start menu of a windows 7 host, but it's just more minutes wasted when all your trying to do is be productive from the get-go.

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    Gotta love those modem dial up sounds.

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