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VMWare Server 2.0 is non longer supported by VMWare but still available 'as is'.

Is it possible to run Windows Server 2012 standard on it?

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Different Q - but accepted answer gives indication of NO… – Ryan Nov 6 '12 at 18:40
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The basic answer is no. Is it possible? Probably - Anything is usually possible with enough time and effort.

Is it worth the time and effort to get it working? No - and even if you could get it mostly working, I doubt it would work all that well.

If you're looking for a free workstation level virtualization solution, why not download the free VMWare Player and install windows 2012 there? If you have supported hardware, why not download the free version of ESXi and install 2012 there (or Hyper-V for that matter..)

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Thanks for the helpful insight that anything is usually possible - I had no idea. I'll be along in a minute to ask if its possible to run Quake on an old Nokia while sat on the moon in nothing but a tutu so you can be wise again ;) – Ryan Nov 6 '12 at 19:02
Ha.. i did qualify it as "usually" :) – Rex Nov 6 '12 at 19:21

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