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Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Client OS? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone been able to add an R2 server as a client? I keep getting an
    error message that it is an unsupported OS, yet there is a file on the WHS
    2011 server called Program Files\Windows
    Server\Bin\WebApps\Client\Package\supportedOS.xml that lists R2 as a
    supported client.
    Any ideas?
    I don't need a rehash of supported vs. unsupported vs. works vs. doesn't
    work here, I'm simply asking if anyone has come up with a workaround here.

    Thanks.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:42 AM

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  • I can't get it to work either.  My thoughts are that it is reserved for Breckenridge.  I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that servers will be able to connect as clients with that platform.  I may be wrong though.  It doesn't work with Aurora either.
    D.W.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:52 PM
  • The line in there would require SP1.

    So adding another line with SPMajor=0 would work.
    Also, if you add another line and change RequiredProductType to 2 you can add a domain controller.

    There was a stern warning when I did it before, Here , but I haven't seen any issues with it.

    -timotl

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:44 PM
  • On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:44:09 +0000, timotl wrote:

    So adding another line with SPMajor=0 would work.
    Also, if you add another line and change RequiredProductType to 2 you can add a domain controller.

    Thanks for this! It was the RequiredProductType that was messing me up. I'd
    already figured out the SPMajor bit but as it happens the box I was trying
    to add as a client was indeed a DC.


    There was a stern warning when I did it before, Here  <http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/whsvailbeta/thread/662a70f8-477a-49dc-85a3-ce09ff820a56>, but I haven't seen any issues with it.

    Yeah, I saw that thread as well. Ken's reply I discount as I'm my own
    support, as I said I know the difference between supported vs. unsupported
    vs. works vs. doesn't work. The comment from Lennart frankly doesn't make
    any sense, if the file is unversioned, which it is, I fail to see the
    problem and his reference to MSI files is completely without context since
    we're not hacking the MSI file for installing the client in the first
    place. Also with the current release of WHS 2011 Windows Server 2008 R2 is
    already in the XML file.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Cassette:  A very small petite cass--usually achieved through exercise.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:32 AM
  • Glad that worked for you.

    I thought the same thing about their warnings in the other thread. I just wanted to mention it for the next guy that finds it.

    -timotl

     

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:50 PM