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 PostPost subject: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:05 am 
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Hello All,

I've been wondering, what's the difference of these two other than it utilized for servers, it supports more RAM, and it is more costly. What is the reason for these Operating system? Does the Windows server 2012 has the all the features that Windows 8 have? :?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:22 am 
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It has most of the Windows 8 features , however there are some major differences.
    It allows for more configuration options. For instance , in Server , you can choose to not include desktop features , essentially making it a bare-bones base for enhanced security(you'll see only CMD). This is not possible in Windows 8 , where you are left with all desktop features.
    It includes important server-related tools like Server Manager , again not possible in Windows 8.
    It is available only for 64-bit. Windows 8 is available in 32-bit as well.
    It utilizes a different licensing system.
    It allows you to actually remove full features from the OS. In Windows 8 , you can only 'disable' them through Windows Features.
    It has a smaller overall footprint especially on Server Core.

Hope this helps you.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:37 am 
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@ Ft access thanks for the suggestion, but what you think which one is more useful and easily accessible for an entrepreneur.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:38 am 
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Do you need any server features?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:20 am 
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mrpijey wrote:
Do you need any server features?

Hey,
Yes I want to know which OS has the best features to work on?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:52 am 
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mrpijey wrote:
Do you need any server features?

Hey,
Yes I want to know which OS has the best features to work on?


You need to read about what the "Active Directory" and "Domain Controller" are. Somhow, nobody said anything about those here, and there are the main features that define the difference between "client" and "server".

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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 8:05 am 
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rthdribl wrote:
lilysmith22 wrote:
mrpijey wrote:
Do you need any server features?

Hey,
Yes I want to know which OS has the best features to work on?


You need to read about what the "Active Directory" and "Domain Controller" are. Somhow, nobody said anything about those here, and there are the main features that define the difference between "client" and "server".


Hello, thanks for letting me know about this but can you provide me the specific data for this cos I had searched for the two suggested terms but didn't get any proper info.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 9:15 am 
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If you're not vaguely familiar with these terms already, you almost certainly don't need Windows Server. Use Windows 8.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 9:21 am 
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I doubt you really looked as both are explained in detail on Wikipedia and tons of other sites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Directory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_controller

Also, if you read about Windows Server for example you will see a lot of features not available in a client OS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2012

It's all there if you only take your time to do a basic search. Microsoft has extensive information about all sections, so does Wikipedia and countless other sites that reviews both client and server operating systems.

But for your needs you definately don't need a server OS, especially since you're not vague familiar with what a server OS does. You are a client, so you need a client OS. A server OS serves you in terms of data storage, data services and security.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Difference between Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8?        Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:11 am 
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Thanks mrpijey for sites you provided and all your suggestions.

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