Windows Server 2008 Desktop Evaluation Experience

We have decided to perform a fresh installation of Windows Server 2008 for our visitors. We have also tried to see how we can use the Operating System on a Desktop system.

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Installing the server is the easy part. There is nothing complicated.

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The Installation asks for the Product Key before installing.

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In case you do not have the product key, you can still install Windows Server 2008. You can enter the key later.

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Based on your key, the installation will let you choose between the options available. Since our key was for a Standard Server, our choices were simple. We are installing a Windows Server 2008 Standard (Full Installation).

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The Evaluation Version does not allow to upgrade from the current Operating System. The only option is to perform a Custom Install, where the Older Operating System is placed in a folder and saved. This does not destroy any data or previous installations of Windows. It simply installs a clean copy of Windows Server.

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The installation does not require much interaction from the User and finishes seamlessly.

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We will continue this post.

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2 thoughts on “Windows Server 2008 Desktop Evaluation Experience

  1. Well, I totally agree with you but to supplement the words described above I can report that it could make an update from a Windows 7, Ultimate or so .., previously installed. I choose the custom install, too … but the update option became enabled when installing windows 2008 Standard Full Edition.

    Best regards and thank you for the reviews

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