install windows server 2012 into dell optiplex MT desktop RRS feed

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  • I'M plan to buy new dell OptiPlex 3020,  and also purchase windows server 2012. but now I'M not sure if I can install this windows server 2012 to this dell OptiPlex 3020. purpose of use this server is centralize computer and also for file server. user approximately 10 - 15 user only. Please I need help before do any purchasing..

    DELL OptiPlex 3020 MT Desktop

    Processor: i5-4570 (Quad Core, 3.2Ghz)

    RAM: 4GB

    Hard drive: 1TB

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:10 AM

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  • Hi, 

    This forum is dedicated for Microsoft Scheduling Project server software. You have landed to wrong forum please ask your question to appropriate forum. 


    • Edited by Kirteshtiw Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:36 AM
    Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:36 AM
  • Hello Silentzy,

    This question is in the wrong forum, however, there is no reason why Windows Server 2012 wouldn't run on this hardware.   The only difference between desktop vs server hardware, is that server hardware is more expensive because its built with more reliability and fault tolerance.    I have run server software on laptops.  Works fine.  I don't see any issues with dell OptPlex, just make sure it has a 64-bit processor. 

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    Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:42 AM
  • Sorry, for bringing up the same subject, but did you manage to install server 2012 on the Optiplex 3020? It seems that the network card drivers are not compatible (Realtek LAN RTL8151GS)
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:24 PM