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[Ultimate Guide] Manage your Windows Server 2008 as Client OS (Windows


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[Ultimate Guide] Manage your Windows Server 2008 as Client OS (Windows Vista)

Today Windows Vista is facing some performance and capability issues and Microsoft is cooking first service pack for Windows Vista and will release SP1 for Vista soon. That’s the latest Client OS from Microsoft.....Now move to latest Server OS of Microsoft....Its Windows Server 2008 and still in beta and hope will release in next 2 or 3 months.

Now I have written a guide that helps to mange Windows Server 2008 as a client OS...The question raises Why we use Windows Server 2008 as client OS?

Windows Server 2008 has already contained Service Pack 1 and it’s solving many performance and capability issues. Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain many unnecessary services, program applications and drivers that save space in HDD as well as boost the performance.

Windows Server 2008 contains improved Kernel and makes Windows computing more secure and stable....!
Then what are you thinking? Go ahead....

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moved to the proper forum.

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Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain many unnecessary services, program applications and drivers that save space in HDD as well as boost the performance.


yet it runs sidebar and Aero. hopefully all skins will be disabled by default cause the video cards in our dell servers the rough equivalent of cow crap smashed flat like PCB with a VGA port on the back.

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Here we go again... :whistle:

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Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain many unnecessary services, program applications and drivers that save space in HDD as well as boost the performance.


yet it runs sidebar and Aero. hopefully all skins will be disabled by default cause the video cards in our dell servers the rough equivalent of cow crap smashed flat like PCB with a VGA port on the back.


None the of the desktop Experience options are turned on by default, very little is actually installed by default (no more then what is needed to server to run, you have to specifiy everything that you want to be installed on the server.

@ gamehead

:) it was going to happen sooner or later, just that 2008 is a very expensive platform for a desktop!

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moved to the proper forum.


Thanks !

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Only if Nuhi puts his hands on it. :)

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Only if Nuhi puts his hands on it. :)

GL

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thx im doing it already and btw u could add Windows Search as well with server manger > add rules
[crdit to who told me that ,and i dont remember his name]

and i anyone knows about easy way to enable aero and windows search preinstallation would be gr8

GrofLuigi Posted Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Only if Nuhi puts his hands on it. smile.gif
GL

Nuhi wont puts his hands on it [i asked him about it]

cuz its server

but u could use vlite without removing "Help" and enjoy its only take 2.9GB on hdd [900mb iso]
for me :) u could take it to less

Edited by aviv00, 13 December 2007 - 02:39 PM.


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But ther are no NVIDIA Drivers for Windows Server 2003 + 2008

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But ther are no NVIDIA Drivers for Windows Server 2003 + 2008

XP drivers for 2k3 and Vista Drivers for 2008 ;)
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But ther are no NVIDIA Drivers for Windows Server 2003 + 2008

XP drivers for 2k3 and Vista Drivers for 2008 ;)


;) 100% ! You can use Windows Vista drviers.

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yes that what im doing too and not problem :)

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Does anyone know if you can get DirectX 10 running on Server 2008? Or is it perhaps a 'silent' part of the 'Desktop Experience'?

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FYI: The kernel in windows vista will be upgraded to the one windows 2008 server uses when its released. So theres really no reason to run 2k8 as a desktop... besides, running evaluation versions isn't gonna cut it long term obv. and buying it would only because you didn't have any other ways of spending your money.
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FYI: The kernel in windows vista will be upgraded to the one windows 2008 server uses when its released. So theres really no reason to run 2k8 as a desktop... besides, running evaluation versions isn't gonna cut it long term obv. and buying it would only because you didn't have any other ways of spending your money.

:rolleyes:

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yea its have dx10 according to everest

the feathers could be installed in offline way[waik and pgrmgr.exe]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
	<servicing>
		<package action="configure">
			<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" version="6.0.6001.17051" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="" />
			<selection name="DesktopExperience" state="true" />
			<selection name="SearchEngine-Server-Package" state="true" />
			<selection name="QWAVE" state="true" />
		</package>
	</servicing>

GL

Edited by aviv00, 12 February 2008 - 12:13 PM.


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If I ever downgrade to Vista, this is my first choice.

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[Ultimate Guide] Manage your Windows Server 2008 as Client OS (Windows Vista)

Windows Server 2008 has already contained Service Pack 1 and it’s solving many performance and capability issues. Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain many unnecessary services, program applications and drivers that save space in HDD as well as boost the performance.


as Microsoft MVP you should know that Windows Server 2008 DOES NOT contain Windows Server 2008 SP1, but rather SP1 of the original Longorn code, so the above statement is nothing but hoax.

Edited by valter, 06 February 2008 - 11:03 AM.


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Is possible to change the resource from shell32.dll?
I want to replace all icons with icons from Windows XP.
I tried this in Windows Server 2008 RC1 using Resource Hacker, but without success.

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as Microsoft MVP you should know that Windows Server 2008 DOES NOT contain Windows Server 2008 SP1, but rather SP1 of the original Longorn code, so the above statement is nothing but hoax.

Actually ! You are not getting me... I am just telling about sevice pack level in comparision to Windows Vista RTM.

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Can't get how to install Windows Search. There aren't neither Features nor roles and the installer won't run. Please advice.
I do have however Windows Search service left from Server 2003 upgrade, but it's not operable.

Edited by djet, 09 February 2008 - 07:38 PM.


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Can't get how to install Windows Search. There aren't neither Features nor roles and the installer won't run. Please advice.
I do have however Windows Search service left from Server 2003 upgrade, but it's not operable.

You need to enable the File Services role, and you will find it's a subfeature of this role.
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I am quite intrigued about the proposition of running Windows Server 2008 as my workstation OS! Granted Vista got the kernel but from what i have been reading about SP1 its not much to write home about...but 2k8 is a different story.

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Anyone know which files are needed for Games Explorer. Would like to add it.




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