Convert Windows Server 2012 to a Workstation

Welcome to Win2012Workstation.com

This manual will guide you through the process of configuring your Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 so it can be used as a day-to-day operating system. If you are absolutely not familiar with the new version of Windows, read this article first. In case you don’t want to follow these steps, a converter application is available to automate the conversion process: Microsoft Server Converter 2012.

Table of Contents

1. Installation, Drivers, OS Language, Computer Name, Owner Information
2. Wireless Networking and Enable Sound
3. Disable Ctrl+Alt+Del at Logon, Password Restrictions and Shutdown Event Tracker
4. Disable IE Enhanced Security
5. Performance for Applications
6. Themes, Boot to Classic Desktop and Aero Cursors
7. Windows 8 (Metro) Apps, Default Windows 8 Apps and Windows 8 Internet Explorer
8. Missing App Dlls, Visual Effects/Thumbnails and Performance Information and Tools
9. Disable DEP and SEHOP
10. eHome IR Transceiver and Start Screen Alternatives

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# Windows Server to Workstation Forum
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# Games Compatibility List
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5 Responses

  1. Lennard Bastiaanse says:

    Nice!

  2. Stefano Zambonin says:

    Please, ASAP….

  3. Gavin Stubbs says:

    The previous websites have been great! Look forward to this next one, and can’t wait to download it from MSDN!

    Arris: Thanks! Working on it *as we speak*! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gavin Stubbs says:

      Installation guide looks great! But I have issues installing it on my Server, for a real Server, I’m guessing it has to do with the dual processor Asus AMD Opteron motherboard. :/

  4. mauro says:

    its possible using classic theme in windows server 2012?
    somehow enable this option http://www.trishtech.com/img_art/enable_classic_theme_0.png

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