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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Great Deal: $35.82

Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

NameRequiredByWalmart, Walmart
14 December 2013
  • Summary: Inferior in just about every way to Linux. Free yourself. Save yourself $699. If you are in a situation where you are forced to use windows, get 2012. Even though the interface is even lamer, it will remain supported longer.
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Overall 2
1.6

"Significantly faster than 2003"

Bart B, New York, New York, Software Media
11 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Definitely a major improvement over 2003, and even the R1 version of Windows Server 2008. It may take a while getting used to, but every server administrator should think about switching to this edition, especially if they are using the older 2003 version.
  • Pros: Several improvements over the 2003 edition, starting with the server management console. The system installation has been improved significantly, scrapping certain previously installed services that can still be installed later. It also works in full 32-bit as opposed to 16/32 for 2003, making the whole process a lot faster on modern CPUs. The boot sequence is also different than the one found in the 2003 edition, but the change is certainly for the better as well. Th...
  • Cons: New configuration and services may cause some initial problems for those used to the previous version of Windows Server. Hyper-V is only available in the 64-bit version.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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User Review

Omar422, Walmart
19 March 2012
Overall 2
2.0

"Perfect!"

Brian, Software Media
9 March 2012
  • Pros: Item was exactly as described on web site. Fast shipping. Excellent service
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

"Best released Server OS to date"

Fran Karp, Grayson, GA, Software Media
19 February 2012
  • Pros: This version of Server OS is VERY rich in features that will ease admin duties in any enviroment
  • Cons: none to date
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Overall 2
2.0

"Excellent "

Victor Del Prete, Cocoa, FL, Software Media
25 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Excellent product; Pleasant experience
  • Pros: The standard in server operating systems. There simply is nothing that comes close to managing an organization's network.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

"Great Price and Fast Shipping"

John Cafarella, Glendale, CA, Software Media
6 October 2011
  • Pros: If you are looking for a Microsoft Platform, Windows 2008 R2 is an improved version of 2003 Server. Also, this was the best price I found with high recommendations and I can see why. As a consultant, we are always on the lookout for good pricing combined with great service and I plan on purchasing all of my future software needs here.
  • Cons: Nothing yet.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Rock Solid Server"

Vince, Seattle, Software Media
20 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Make sure you know the difference between OEM and Retail. Softwaremedia's customer service helps a ton and they also have a quality article about OEM vs Retail.
  • Pros: R2 with SP1 is good. I hate having to spend hours updating my software to the latest service pack.
  • Cons: OEM, not full retail. so the license will die with the server (which I'm not expecting to happen any time soon, lol)
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Overall 2
2.0

"Excellent for hosting applications"

Cathy Barnes, Elkton, Maryland, Software Media
1 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Windows 2008 is a worthy successor to Windows 2003. It installs faster than any previous version of Win Server and is not as complicated to configure and set up. Installation took less than an hour. On a new server, Windows Server runs rings around our old sever.
  • Pros: Strong and sturdy operating system for hosting files, SQL databases, and active directory.
  • Cons: None yet encountered.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Awesome!"

Susan N., Coeur dAlene, ID, Software Media
11 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Awesome!
  • Pros: Best of Windows so far! Reasonably easy install. Way easy interface. Go MS!
  • Cons: Security setup needs more explanation.
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