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Mac Pro Server as Windows Server

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pieterfromvic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 30, 2013 2:41 PM

Three questions:

1. Can a Mac Pro Server be used as a Windows Server - i.e. just need the hardware?

2. Does Windows need to tun on top of Mac software?

3. If not, will Windows have an issue with the drivers for the hardware?

 

Thanks,

Pieter.

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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 2:54 PM (in response to pieterfromvic)

    1. Can a Mac Pro Server be used as a Windows Server - i.e. just need the hardware?

    If you have a Mac running Mac OS X Server, you already have a Server capable of supporting Windows clients very nicely indeed. (it can support Mac OS X clients as well). No additional license fees are required. The feature set is very rich.

     

    If instead, you are intent on tossing out Mac OS X software and running Windows or Windows Server, you could do that as well.

     

    If instead, you are intent on running Windows Server Virtualized, I expect you can do that as well.

     

    Drivers for adapting Windows to Mac Hardware are included in Boot Camp software.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to pieterfromvic)

    Then you should buy a Windows box and run Windows Server. That will be cheaper.

     

    Then you can use your Mac to run the absolute best, most approachable, User-Friendly Operating System User Interface of any desktop computer system.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to pieterfromvic)

    Try it. People run Windows Server 2008, then run VMware under Windows, on Mac Pro models.

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