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    Default Can i Lab on Windows 7 Ultimate instead of 2008 Server R2 ?

    Hi,

    I am having a few errors in regard to setting up 2008 R2 on my virtual machine.
    I see that majority of labs can be performed via Windows 7(will download AIK for 7 too) , is there a specific need for 2008 R2 Server
    Thanks again
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    Having a server is good for practising WDS, group policy, setting up shares and permissions for your Windows 7 clients etc.
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    Windows server 2008 is obsolete, use Windows server 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFORCE View Post
    Windows server 2008 is obsolete, use Windows server 2012.
    Server 2008 is the version used in the Windows 7 exams.

    You may need it for practicing deployments and policies/settings across a small number of clients. I had 2008 R2 set up with a few Windows 7 clients (all different versions) and practiced group policy settings and tools such as Applocker to see how it affects the different clients.
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    Thanks for replies guys
    Has someone got a step by step tutorial in setting up the labs ?
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    It's really easy once you resolve the errors yourself. I used VirtualBox and created one VM for Windows Server 2008 R2 and a few VMs for Windows 7, Vista and XP.

    In each VM's network settings, I set it to internal network so they could communicate and also added NAT.
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