Can I add a windows 8 into a Windows 2003 Environment network

Posted on 2014-02-19
Last Modified: 2014-04-08

I have a windows 2003 sbs server.   Can I add a workstation to my network where the operating system is Windows 8?

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Arpit Bajpai earned 250 total points
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Yes, Windows 8 will connect just fine to a Server 2003 domain, and you can then link your Domain Account(s) to a Microsoft Account to enable all of the Windows 8 online features.

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PowerEdgeTech earned 250 total points
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I have several Windows 8 and 8.1 machines connected to a 2003 domain.  They work just fine.  You can create/edit Windows 8 group policies with RSAT on Windows 8 (but not 8.1).

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Thanks...  So what is the advantage to have windows 8 instead of windows 7?
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Koila, that is a totally different question, completely unrelated.
If really interested, create a new question.

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