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Windows 7: Sooper Fast OS W2008 X -64 Server on a Workstation

06 Nov 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Sooper Fast OS W2008 X -64 Server on a Workstation

Hi all
I made a post about running W2003 Server as a really FAST workstation.

Well Windows 2008 R2 SERVER X-64 works EVEN faster in a VM and its 64 bit as well

Here's how to convert it into a workstation.

Note - as I said before in the W2003 post using an "unmodified" server as a workstation is not always a good idea but follow the "tweaks" in this post (all done via "Bog standard" menu options - no "code mods" etc and you can get possibly the fastest OS in the known universe running on a VM.

Install the STANDARD R2 edition -- you don't need any client access licenses for running 2 (I think) concurrend RDP sessions either.

You can add themes, sound etc etc.

Download FREE from technet if you are a subscriber or just use the trial - valid for 240 days.


The only addition I haven't added are the Microsoft Windows 7 games (Spider solitaire etc - but there is a way to get these off the Windows 7 disks).

In any case you can run the XP spider solitaire just by copying spider.exe to any disk on your virtual VM and just running it - you don't need to install anything.

I LIKE windows 2003 server but its getting a bit long in the tooth - so I'm loading as much as I can from W2003 server on to W2008 server.

Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation!

For those that want to convert Windows 2003 server to a workstation
How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

Have fun

Cheers
jimbo




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