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Windows Server 2008 as a Desktop Operating System

Postby Grav!ty » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:55 am

Just a bump so I can find the thread easy now that I've got RTM Enterprise X64 installed :) I'll start a new thread and include a bit of guide foir changes that need to be made to get it running as a desktop OS
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Postby ginogsm » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:34 am

My first installation of Server 2008 was an update from server 2003 SP2 , which went smooth. I have it installed for the past month now ( I needed it in order to upgrade my MCSE 2003 to MC 2008 TS , a certification I got a few days ago ). It is fine , works great , has a tone of features to work with and although many drivers for the machine are missing ( installed on an IBM x225 , dual Xeon@2,4GHz , 1 GB memory , an ATI 8MB graphics card ) it operates like it should be. I think it will be better after it is out for good as many drivers will be out for it since it is based a lot on the driver signing thing.
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Postby Absolute-Zero » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:57 am

I've been using Server 2k8 Beta for quite a while now in a VM environment, testing a few bits and pieces here and there with a view to getting our datacentre up to date (upgrading Win 2k server to 2k3 then, eventually, 2k8). It's, actually, quite a good OS. The Beta was a bit twitchy with regards to memory management but that may, simply, have been because it was a VM rather than a physical machine.

It was a bit too graphics-heavy for a Server OS for my liking but, other than that, no complaints here! ^*^
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Postby shreader » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:13 pm

Good thread Graham :yesnod: ^*^

Last night I was trying some tweaks on Server 2008 RTM Enterprise x86 & after I created another user(a administrator), disabled Ctrl-Alt-Delete to log on & user PW. I noticed that the UAC was turned on now, for that new user while not for the origonal admin, its a cinch to turn off as in Vista :shocked:


Edit: Ya, now that Server 2008 is not a beta, a new thread sounds good
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Postby Grav!ty » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:23 am

Grrrr...Server 2008 X64 is giving me uphill with the *&^%$#@ 64-Bit driver signing enforcment that MS has voisted on us :x Makes me remember all too vividly why I ditched *&^%$#@ Vista some time back in the first place :x

I'm now getting the X86 version downloaded and will have to run that instead :yesnod:

P.S. Sorry I let it get to me like that all over again :embarrassed: :lol:
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