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Windows 7: Windows Server 2008 R2 (Installed in VM)

29 Aug 2009   #1
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Installed in VM)

Have setup Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 in VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 today, here is some info so far:

Install time - This is from start to finish (setting up the server along with four computers (destops), and three laptops,)) 53 minutes

Network: Nat

GUI - Windows 7 Classic mode (when running inside VM it will only come up in Classic mode.

Setting up of HDD and sharing folders

Thinking of running it as my OS until Win 7 hits the streets.

In the first picture you will see that it has been activated with 180 days; no key required, however, they do request you keep them up-to-date with any problems, or just let them know that everything is running smoothly.

You must have a TechNet account.

The second pictures shows the Network along with shared folders.




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29 Aug 2009   #2
HDRoadKing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Have setup Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 in VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 today, here is some info so far:

Install time - This is from start to finish (setting up the server along with four computers (destops), and three laptops,)) 53 minutes

Network: Nat

GUI - Windows 7 Classic mode (when running inside VM it will only come up in Classic mode.

Setting up of HDD and sharing folders

Thinking of running it as my OS until Win 7 hits the streets.

In the first picture you will see that it has been activated with 180 days; no key required, however, they do request you keep them up-to-date with any problems, or just let them know that everything is running smoothly.

You must have a TechNet account.

The second pictures shows the Network along with shared folders.
Running 2008 R2 on my main server and it's a nice improvement over 2008. And for those curious, you can install it from a flashdrive by following the same instructions as Win7
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29 Aug 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
You must have a TechNet account.
Technet must be free right? Because I downloaded this the other day and all I have is a Hotmail/Live account. Maybe I signed up for Technet and didn't even realize it.
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29 Aug 2009   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Technet must be free right? Because I downloaded this the other day and all I have is a Hotmail/Live account. Maybe I signed up for Technet and didn't even realize it.
TechNet is not free; it's a paid subscription service.
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29 Aug 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

OK. Then unless something has changed, you don't need a Technet account to get Server 2008 R2 directly from Microsoft.
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29 Aug 2009   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You can get the evaluation copy here.

Windows Server 2008 Trial Software
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29 Aug 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

In my experience the evaluation copies of Server have always been just as good as the real deal.
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31 Aug 2009   #8
s0me0ne

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

is Server 2008 based on Vista or 7? I'm guessing Vista
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31 Aug 2009   #9
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Just installed Windows Server R2 in VMware also. Went fairly smooth considering i have no idea what i was doing .
Never setup a server before but that's evaluation if for - learning.

@s0me0ne It sure looks like Win7 with out areo.
Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #10
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
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You must have a TechNet account.

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Umm...if you have a technet account you already have Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM - with keys.

I mean, it 's how I got both - by buying a technet account.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0me0ne View Post
is Server 2008 based on Vista or 7? I'm guessing Vista
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Just installed Windows Server R2 in VMware also. Went fairly smooth considering i have no idea what i was doing .
Never setup a server before but that's evaluation if for - learning.

@s0me0ne It sure looks like Win7 with out areo.
Ken
Server 2008 was based upon the Vista kernel / OS.

Server 2008 R2 is based upon the W7 kernel / OS.
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