I see that the host OS of VirtualBox can be Windows Werver 2008, but it doesn't explicitly say 2008 R2. Can it equally run on Windows Server R2?

Also can the guest OS be Windows Server 2008 R2?

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    Have you tried?
    – womble
    Mar 7, 2012 at 0:27
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    @womble I find it best practice not to work haphazardly with OS and virtual environment installs. Mar 7, 2012 at 0:43
  • wtf glad to see somebody was able to make sense of this nonsense post.
    – tony roth
    Mar 7, 2012 at 1:36
  • @tonyroth Please tell me what doesn't make sense. I thought my question quite clear. I'll clarify if need be. But it seems like ftiaronsem understood it perfectly. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:40
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    no preference unless you really want to scale up then go for hyper-v or esxi otherwise you're good to go.
    – tony roth
    Mar 7, 2012 at 2:05

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Virtualbox will certainly run on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have never found a Windows or Linux host on which VirtualBox did not run. The guest OS can also be Windows Server 2008 R2. I have one running right next to me.

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