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T61 - Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Hi All,

 

I need to install Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with Hyper-V features installed to a Thinkpad laptop, as it is more durable compare to others, and I'm planning buy Lenovo ThinkPad T61 with below specs:

 

CPU Processor : INTEL CORE2DUO T7100 (1.80GHz)
MEMORY: 2GB
HDD: 80GB/SATA
OPTICAL DRIVE: DVD DRIVE
NETWORK: WIRELESS + Gigabit LAN
 
My questions are:
1. Is it a good idea?
2. If it's not a good idea, how to make it work on this series?
 
Thank you in advance.
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Re: T61 - Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Hello,

 

From looking at the system requirements here on Microsoft's web site, it looks like the T61 meets the requirements for running Windows Server 2012, but that's largely because Microsoft doesn't seem differentiate between requirements for the Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter editions.

 

Personally, I'd suggest going with the biggest, fastest 2012-vintage (or newer) laptop that I could find, such as a W520 or W530.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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c3jcfreaks
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Re: T61 - Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Thank you for the response!

 

I'm currently using Windows Server 2012 Datacenter on my T400, with 4GB RAM. I guess T61 is not powerful enough to host this OS.

 

Kind Regards.

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Re: T61 - Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Hello,

 

If you like 14" notebooks, a T-series like the T430 might work as well.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee.

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