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solidworks on windows 2012, any way at all?

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Hi;

According to this, http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/SystemRequirements.html 
Solidworks cannot live on W2012. So no way at all? I am open to workaround ideas. (I can feel some VM solutions are coming but any other way?)

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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Versions 2014 and 2015 support WS2012/2012R2 and dropped support for WinXp, Vista and S2K3
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by:kevinhsieh
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Have you tried? Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are essentially the same operating system and should run the same software for the most part.
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Hi David;

Any sources proving this?
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by:Philip Elder
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There are a number of decent blog posts out there on setting Windows Server up as a desktop replacement.

Is there a physical block, that is the software refuses to install, when installing the software? If not, then set up Desktop Experience, and the other suggestions for Desktop Replacement configuration and run with it.

We have a number of clients that do this.
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The SW refuses to install indeed. I installed Desktop experience but it seems it's just bringing some W7 features and is not enabling me to install SW2015. Any insights about Desktop experience ? And Desktop Replacement configuration

Regards.
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by:dhsindy
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What version of SolidWorks are you talking about?
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Philip Elder earned 2000 total points
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If the software states it will not install the client on Windows Server then you have two options:
 1: License agreement states okay: Their forums to see what other users are doing
 2: License agreement states no-go: Don't waste your time any further.
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