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How know if the Server is compatible with windows server 2012 R2 or 2016

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how to know if I can install the windows server 2012 R2 or Windows 2016 in this server

Supermicro SuperChassis 826BA-R1K28WB 2U 12 Bay LFF Rackmount Server With X9DRW-3F Motherboard
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Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010

You can install WIndows Server on just about any server. Just depends on specs, which the base superchassis doesn't provide (You have to add a CPU and RAM to it)


here is the all the specifications

2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.0GHz 6 Core 15MB Cache Processors

32GB DDR3 ECC Registered Memory (8 X 4GB)

LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps SAS/SATA 1GB Cache
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Check if the Vendor Website has drivers for the OS ?
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Most Valuable Expert 2013
There's a difference between "will it work" and "supported".

Given that that board was released 6 years ago or more, it's probably not "supported" by anything.

That said, it's an x86/x64 based server so you can expect to be able to install Windows Server 2016 and 2019 on it.  However, some things may not work.  For example, I have an HP gen7 server that I run Server 2016 on.  It works great... but it doesn't have drivers for for the video card.  I'm not using it as a desktop so I don't care.  The basic video drivers are sufficient and most of my management is done remotely.  For components of the system that don't have drivers, you'll have to get replacements (likely in the form of PCIe cards).  But given it's age and capability, I would expect it to be fine running whatever you want to run on it.  As a Hyper-V host, 2019 MIGHT have a problem as it has newer CPU requirements (virtualization extension requirements) that MAY not be in the CPU you have.  But other than that, it should work to whatever extent it does.  

Try it.