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    • #48115

      yeah that would be nice!
      I have come to espect ” This installer is not for your operating system”
      This is on one of the MAYOR reasons server 2008 NEVER could catch on and
      be popular among normal people only to the wizard/geek segment.

    • #48116

      You’ve said that twice now – and again, its not really true. Only with security software, and a very *very* select few other programs.

    • #48117

      Wakers, there are more than only security software with this problem. Look at the complete Acronis portfolio. Acronis True Image Workstation oder True Image Home don’t want to be installed on Server 2008 because there is True Image Enterprise Server available. O&O Software has the same problem with his Defrag software or their CleverCache …

    • #48118

      Well its still a small niche, the only program I’ve found that wouldn’t work properly was ad-aware. But there are alternatives.

      Its not the normal experience, and if i saw that message, I’d be surprised.

      This guy makes it sound like it happens with almost everything.

    • #48119

      Ok, the portfolio of such kind of programs isn’t very big. But the most important (Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware) ARE in this “package”. I.e. for me it is most important to be able to run Norton Anti-Virus Gaming Edition on my 2008 OS …

    • #48120

      norton has a gaming edition??? LOLz.

    • #48121

      @McStarfighter wrote:

      Ok, the portfolio of such kind of programs isn’t very big. But the most important (Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware) ARE in this “package”. I.e. for me it is most important to be able to run Norton Anti-Virus Gaming Edition on my 2008 OS …

      I would suggest to you that there are far better anti-virus packages available for free that do run on Server08.

    • #48122

      Better than Norton Anti-Virus 2009? Look for the tests for the 2009 series of anti-virus software (via WWW or the different computer magazines) and you will see that Norton AV 2009 is the Nr. 1 everywhere …

    • #48123

      or could be marketed to be number 1

      Norton is also very heavy on resources.

    • #48124

      @McStarfighter wrote:

      Better than Norton Anti-Virus 2009? Look for the tests for the 2009 series of anti-virus software (via WWW or the different computer magazines) and you will see that Norton AV 2009 is the Nr. 1 everywhere …

      Don’t trust magazines, ever. Anything in there is paid for – reviews, tests, etc.

      check out the virus bulletin website, Norton is nowhere near the best. AV suites are tested every month, independently.

      Aside from the average at best test results – Norton uses more resources than most, and is practically a rootkit in itself, considering you need to download a special tool to uninstall it completely.

    • #48125

      So, is it possible to camouflage it and if yes: HOW ?

    • #48127

      I would be interested to know if anyone had made progress on this topic.

      I have switched my PC from Vista 64 to W2K8, most of the migration went OK and the system is much more responsive than it was before. But … my printer drivers won’t install : “not compatible with this windows version”.

      Answer from manufacturer support : “this serie is not supported on Windows Server 2008”. Well, thanks for your help, I had discovered that myself 😛

      I am quite sure that Vista 64 drivers would work, but I can’t figure out how to “trick” the OS check made in the drivers “Setup.exe”. I have tried “Microsoft Application Verifier” but as I can’t enter debug mode, no success.

      Anyone has a clue ?

      < please no sarcastic remarks like "change your printer" ;) >

    • #48126

      I had this problem with HP driver/software install, was lucky and found the driver only install on the CD, all works fine now. Just no software, but I never used it anyway so it’s a winner alround really.

    • #43591

      Since a few days I’m searching for an option to camouflage the Server 2008 Workstation as Vista, so Installer packages who don’t want to install themselves on server OS’s are thinking that they are on a Vista system and start working / installing.

      So: Is there an option for this? I’m sure that it could be managed by registry manipulation, but then it also could be that the 2008 installation get corrupt. A tool who only camouflage the server OS as Vista would be very nice …

      Thanks a lot …

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