Is it possible install Server OS on Desktop computer ?

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  1. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Is it possible install Windows Server OS on desktop computer ? I want install one OS from Windows Server 2011 series on desktop computer with next requirements (buyed a couple of days ago):

    CUSTOM BUILDED

    Intel Core i7 970 3.2GHz
    Asus Motherboard (I don't know model)
    AMD Radeon HD 7950
    2 TB Western Digital Green
    8 GB Kingston RAM DDR3
    Is it possible install Windows Server OS on desktop computer ? :confused:

    Thanks in advance for answer. :biggrin:
     
  2. redroad

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  3. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Windows Server 2011 series (based on Server 2008 R2 SP1):

    Windows Small Business Server 2011
    Windows Multipoint Server 2011
    Windows Home Server 2011

    But I thinking for installing Server 2008 R2 or 2012...
     
  4. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    #4 redroad, Jul 15, 2013
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    Depending on it's intended use Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 essentials and Windows SBS 2011 essentials can be good choices depending on what your using it for .. I have both of these installed with the WSSE 2008R2 backing up everything .. No Cals needed and 25 user/client limit ..
     
  5. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    You could also use VMware/Virtual Box and have them in their own separate network.