Server 2008

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Infrared, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Just a quick note to say how pleased I am with Server 2008
    on this Mac Pro. If you're considering adding another OS to
    your mix, and you don't mind a bit of configuring, you might
    give this one a look.

    If you're not familiar with it, I would characterize it as a
    stripped down, locked down, lean and mean version of Vista.

    An example of what I mean by lean: there is no audio in the
    default configuration :)

    I have pretty much everything working (64 bit version, btw).
    The Boot Camp drivers are sufficient for most of it. I got the
    latest ATI Catalyst drivers off the net, and the last remaining
    issue, missing bluetooth connectivity, was solved thanks to
    this page:

    http://www.gilkirkpatrick.com/Blog/...t-Bluetooth-Stack-on-Windows-Server-2008.aspx

    Here's a guide to setting up Server 2008 as a workstation OS:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/vijaysk/archi...indows-server-2008-as-a-super-desktop-os.aspx

    Finally, I would recommend downloading the trial version before
    doing anything drastic involving money. This OS is most definitely
    not suited to everyone, and not all software that runs on Vista
    can be installed on Server 2008.

    You have been warned! ;)
     
  2. dgdosen macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    #2
    Sweet!

    I use VMWare on my Mac Pro, and have several VM images of WS2008 running - mostly to do Sharepoint development.

    I'm still running Vista on my MBP Bootcamp partition - and knowing it can run WS 2008 might be a good excuse to go out and get a new 500 GB hard drive.
     
  3. dgdosen macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    Actually - is it only the Mac Pro that can officially run 64 bit Windows under bootcamp?
     
  4. ShadowXOR macrumors regular

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    I believe that is wrong...I think it depends on the processor and I'm pretty sure most of Apple's current gen stuff can do it.
     
  5. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    One thing... if you do that be sure to hold down the Option key
    rather than C to boot off the installer CD.
     
  6. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    All I know is the 2008 Mac pros were the first machines
    with 64-bit Windows drivers on the Leopard install DVD.

    [EDIT]

    I just found this:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1846
     
  7. dgdosen macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    Thanks for the post. Looks like I'll wait for the Nahalem upgrade before I use WS 2008 on my MBP.
     

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