Windows Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by runmd, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. runmd macrumors newbie

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    I have seen other posts and I'm concerned that I didn't have all the info that I need. I would like to install Windows Server 2003 R2 64-bit on my IMac at home using VirtualBox. VirtualBox is like Parallels or VMware and is free. Where is the best place to get a Windows Server install disk and is there anything that I should look out for when installing it on my IMac?

    thanks,
    runmd
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The best place to get the disc would be eBay. If Virtual Box doesn't have an option for Windows 2003 64-bit just use Windows XP 64-bit. They are very similar.
     
  3. runmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking on amazon so far since ebay is blocked by my employer. I found out about VirtualBox from a fellow student who was using it on a MacBook Pro for Windows 2003 Server. It was pretty fast from what I could see. Do you think it's better to get the Standard or the Enterprise version for home use? I plan on using it to learn about ASP.NET. I'll also be loading a database, probably Oracle.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Can you get one free/cheap via MSDNAA? Or, consider Windows Home Server which is based on Windows Server 2003. I know you can do some ASP.NET, not sure about Oracle though.

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  5. runmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've found some good buys on Windows Server on ebay and am keeping an eye on a few auctions. Does anyone recommend a good book on learning ASP.NET from Amazon or any other online book seller?
     

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