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- 18th July 2011 at 07:35 #43758
i’ve got a Windows Hyper-V vServer running Windows Server 2008 R2 Webserver Edition and I was not able to activate the Windows 7 Theme, is there any limitation to this Version?
I’ve followed both howto’s here:
I’m able to see that the Windows 7 Themes are installed, but I’m not able to activate it (it’s not clickable) the other color schemes of the windows 95 look can be activated,
Greetings & Thank you
- 23rd July 2011 at 21:24 #48607
Can you even run a desktop inside the Webserver edition? I don’t know that it’s possible. That’s one of the points in releasing limited versions of the OS. Some are only capable of a subset of features.
- 24th July 2011 at 15:18 #48608ArrisModerator
The Web Edition should work fine, you are able to follow all steps in the manual. Here are several comparisons between the different editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
- Edition Comparison by Technical Specification
- Edition Comparison by Server Role
- Differentiated Feature Comparison by Edition
I think wkearney99 is mixing up the possibility for the core- and full installation of Windows Server. In case you do the core installation, you won’t get a graphical desktop but instead only some commandline interface to configure the server whereas the full installation provides a normal desktop with start menu and such. To use Windows Server as a workstation you have to choose the full installation.
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