Can I Use windows server 2012 as my desktop OS.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by pramu, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. pramu

    pramu MDL Novice

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    Howmany of you are using windows server 2012 as a desktop OS. Please let me know.
     
  2. johnathonm

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    #2 johnathonm, Sep 11, 2012
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  3. pc84

    pc84 MDL Novice

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    what is the goal of this ? What advantage ?
     
  4. pramu

    pramu MDL Novice

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    I am thinking to install it as my primary OS.So looking for some advice before i do.
     
  5. Enigma256

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    My guess? Easier activation?
     
  6. moderate

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    But unfortunately, there is no known successful OA 2.2 activation with 2012 yet
     
  8. HSChronic

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    I use it as my primary OS because there is no RTM RSAT for Windows 8 yet.
     
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  10. Mr Jinje

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    Are you going to run DCPROMO and turn your workstation Server into a Workstation DC ?
     
  11. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    I may try Server again on my Lenovo T400 since I can't use Hyper-V from Windows 8 on it without running the server version which doesn't have the one hardware restriction. I'll see how it runs.
     
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  12. moderate

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    Although for completely different reason (which I will not explain, to save your time), I've found your post very useful. Thanks. :)
     
  13. Rock Hunter

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    #14 Rock Hunter, Sep 11, 2012
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    Great! Glad it was useful to you and I hope to others. I can add one more advantage for Server; I have had trouble with Window 8 and my dLink Wi-Fi adapter. It connects upon startup but then disconnects and I have to manually reconnect it. On the other hand, although I am triple booting with the same hardware, I don't have that problem with Server; I connect on startup and it stays connected.
     
  14. HSChronic

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    You still need SLAT to run Hyper-V on server.
     
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  16. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    Hmph! Did I misread some information somewhere?
     
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    No, you don't need SLAT on Server 2012. It's only required on Windows 8 because running without it can cripple graphics performance in a way that would be unacceptable for workstation use.
    You will be able to run Hyper-V, but you may not want to. :p
     
  18. Mr Jinje

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    #19 Mr Jinje, Sep 12, 2012
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  19. pramu

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    i have a dreamspark account. So hope i get a license for windows server 2012.