Things I Can't Do In Windows Server 2012

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  1. Ultimate

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    1. Use java in chrome browser (external clients is ok I think)
    2. Use silverlight to watch Sky Go Player

    I can't watch Sky Player and I can't play my favourite java games.


    Can anyone help?
     
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    That’s because a server is NOT a workstation and Java, games etc (things that are supposed to be on a workstation) are blocked for security.

    Yes you could turn the block off... look in "Local Security Policy" but then your server would become a sitting duck to any hacker with half a clue.

    I don’t understand why you would you want to play games on a server anyway… are you perhaps using a workstation connected to said server?
     
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    No I installed Windows Server 2012 Datacenter etc.
     
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    Surely it can be configured like a workstation?.. isn't that what a workstation is?
     
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    Server is for running a server… as the name implies. Datacenter allows you to run multiple copies of itself on virtual machines so that you can have backups and redundant systems without licensing issues but gaming on a server (any server) just isn’t a good idea.
    If you must play games then I suggest using the hyper-v to install a virtual xp or 7 and then install | play the games on that.
     
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    Guide me through it.. I'm in "Local Security Policy".
     
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    Anything can be used as a server.. so anything can be used as a workstation.
     
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    Yea it was just amateur mistakes of not installing the server roles properly lol.
     

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