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how to practice Win server 2008 in one stand alone PC RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI,

    can any one guide me how to practice with 2008 Sever one stand alone pc.

    previously I installed 2003 server as well with VM player in client side Iam used XP & UBUNTU

    the same method is working in 2008 server  as well or not

    thanks

     


    sameer
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:08 AM

Answers

  • I am also using VirtualBox and it is a good solution. You can even run 64Bit VMs on a non 64Bit Host if I unerstood everythig correctly (Just check it yourself on the homepage of virtualbox). This could be important if you run a 32 Bit system and you want to even test with Server 2008 R2 which is only available as 64 Bit!

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:04 AM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    If you have a standalone machine, I would greatly encourage you to install and run Windows Server 2008 R2 from that physical machine itself compared to running it as a VM image. Reason being, you could setup Hyper V roles in your Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow you to create VM roles within your system. You could then have multiple virtual instances running on that same physical machine.

    To practice with Windows Server 2008 R2, I would recommend you to try playing with setting up of Hyper V roles, setting up of IIS, or even SQL server. You could even try Sharepoint 2010, you could start collaborating with your family at home internally with Sharepoint running off the Windows Server 2008 R2 machince.

     

    I hope this helps!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:41 PM
  • I vote Virtual Box.  Awesome solution for a personal pc/laptop.  this will enable you to keep your everyday OS operational while you use your VMs (not having to use Server 2008 as your everyday OS)
    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:08 PM

All replies

  • Hey

    Im running virtualbox and have created quite a complex network which includes Server 2008,  Hope it helps  :)

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:46 AM
  • I am also using VirtualBox and it is a good solution. You can even run 64Bit VMs on a non 64Bit Host if I unerstood everythig correctly (Just check it yourself on the homepage of virtualbox). This could be important if you run a 32 Bit system and you want to even test with Server 2008 R2 which is only available as 64 Bit!

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:04 AM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    If you have a standalone machine, I would greatly encourage you to install and run Windows Server 2008 R2 from that physical machine itself compared to running it as a VM image. Reason being, you could setup Hyper V roles in your Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow you to create VM roles within your system. You could then have multiple virtual instances running on that same physical machine.

    To practice with Windows Server 2008 R2, I would recommend you to try playing with setting up of Hyper V roles, setting up of IIS, or even SQL server. You could even try Sharepoint 2010, you could start collaborating with your family at home internally with Sharepoint running off the Windows Server 2008 R2 machince.

     

    I hope this helps!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:41 PM
  • I vote Virtual Box.  Awesome solution for a personal pc/laptop.  this will enable you to keep your everyday OS operational while you use your VMs (not having to use Server 2008 as your everyday OS)
    Tim Harrington | MVP: Exchange | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010, MCITP: Lync 2010, MCITP: Server 2008, MCTS: OCS | Blog: http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com | Twitter: @twharrington
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:08 PM
  • Hi,

    I have 32 bit processor Windows Server 2008 R2 dos'nt support 32 bit processor..

    any ida what is the configuration for testing Windows Server 2008 R2, using 32 bit processor that support.

     

    Thanks

     


    sameer
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 11:43 AM
  • Hi,

    I have 32 bit processor Windows Server 2008 R2 dos'nt support 32 bit processor..

    any ida what is the configuration for testing Windows Server 2008 R2, using 32 bit processor that support.

     

    Thanks

     


    sameer
    Unfortunately, R2 supports only 64 bit architecture, Windows Server 2008 supports both 32 bit & 64 bit architecture.
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Web Development with .NET 4.0.
    • Proposed as answer by Apple Orange Monday, September 5, 2011 8:43 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Apple Orange Monday, September 5, 2011 8:43 PM
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 1:11 PM
  • windows server 2008 r2 is x64 and windows server 2008 is x32 ....

    Microsoft Virtual pc Support only x32 only ...work fine ,easy 2 use...

    Virtualbox is V Good ,easy 2 use , work fine

    Vmware ...v Good , Easy 2 use , Work g8 (small & big labs setup)

    Monday, September 5, 2011 8:48 PM
  • Old thread, but FWIW for those finding this in the future...

    I'm pursuing MCITP: Enterprise Admin. Just got a very inexpensive desktop PC kit, assembled it, did dual-boot Win 7 and Server 2008 R2. Added Hyper-V to Server 2008 and building VMs off that. It's good practice even if Hyper-V isn't greatly featured on these exams. The desktop has loads of CPU & RAM for this, but local disk is slow.

    Virtualbox is good too, supports 64-bit guests, but won't permit any hands-on time with Hyper-V.


    MCP: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory | MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:34 PM
  • Hi,

        Thanks for your comments on this,



    SYED
    • Edited by syed sameer Monday, January 16, 2012 4:48 AM
    Monday, January 16, 2012 4:48 AM