Installing Microsoft Windows onto DigitalOcean Droplet

Installing Microsoft Windows Operating System to DigitalOcean’s Droplet is impossible using conventional methods due to the inability to mount an installation ISO and lack of a KVM providing a virtual keyboard (ie. Send Ctrl + Alt + Del, etc.).

We, the volunteers here at WhatUpTime, have built special templates allowing Windows to be installed via DigitalOcean’s Recovery ISO; their Recovery ISO is available with all of their droplets, however you need to request it to be mounted via support ticket.

The guide below will walk you through the entire process, from beginning to end. Once you have reached the end of the guide your server will be successfully running Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Additional assistance is available via our community forums.

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Microsoft Windows on DigitalOcean!

You can now run Microsoft Windows on your DigitalOcean Droplet!

I am pleased to share we have completed our initial beta template build for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Evaluation and confirmed the template is fully operational on DigitialOcean’s 512MB RAM droplet!

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We will be building additional templates over the next several days and plan to include Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Windows 10.

You may locate all of the beta builds on our DC2 mirror – http://onlinenet-dc2.mirror.whatuptime.com/

More to come!

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Updates, Betas, Changes & More!

Time for an update!

As you may have noticed we have been busy over the last few weeks as we expanded the WhatUpTime.com website to include coupons, top hosts and community forums. In addition to the new content we also tweaked the advertisement locations to ensure they are less intrusive and fully compatible with mobile devices (Phones & Tablets).

Beyond the website changes we have also been hard at work on the Microsoft Windows templates as we expand the compatibility to include Digitial Ocean, Vultr & Linode. 


Microsoft Windows Templates Beta! – Over the next several days and weeks we will be adding new templates to our mirrors in the “beta” directory. All templates being added we be new builds of the current templates with new drivers and a few minor changes to improve support & compatibility with Digital Ocean, Vultr & Linode.

We welcome everyone to try the new beta templates and provide feedback via the community forums.

NOTE: Please do understand the beta templates may not be fully operational. The templates may include faulty drivers and as such the OS may fail to boot once installed.

DC2 Mirror (France): http://onlinenet-dc2.mirror.whatuptime.com/


Coupons – We are actively gathering and listing coupons for web hosting and related services. We welcome everyone to submit new coupons via our submission form here.

New coupons will be added all the time, check back often new ways to save bank!


Community Forums – The new community forums are now online and ready for you!

As it stands now the community forums will be focusing on providing an avenue for community users to post issues they are facing with the Microsoft Windows templates as well as basic chit chat. As time progresses we will be looking to expand the forums, but for now we want to keep it nice and simple.


Top Hosts – The “Top Hosts” section has been designed to provide a list hosting providers everyone should consider using as they provide some of the best service in the industry.

All providers listed have been used personally for an extended period of time by at least one of WhatUpTime.com admins.


More updates to come, stay tuned!

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Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter x64 on Online.net Personal Range (XC 2016 & SC 2016)

 

Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation x64 to Online.net’s (www.online.net) Personal Range, specifically XC 2016 and SC 2016, of dedicated server’s is impossible using conventional methods due to the lack of a KVM console with video output, however Windows can still be installed!

We, the volunteers here at WhatUpTime, has built special templates allowing Windows to be installed via Online.net’s rescue system; their rescue system is included with all of their servers.

The guide below will walk you through the entire process, from beginning to end. Once you have reached the end of the guide your server will be successfully running Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Evaluation x64.

Additional assistance is available via our community forums.

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Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard x64 on Online.net Personal Range (XC 2016 & SC 2016)

 

Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation x64 to Online.net’s (www.online.net) Personal Range, specifically XC 2016 and SC 2016, of dedicated server’s is impossible using conventional methods due to the lack of a KVM console with video output, however Windows can still be installed!

We, the volunteers here at WhatUpTime, have built special templates allowing Windows to be installed via Online.net’s rescue system; their rescue system is included with all of their servers.

The guide below will walk you through the entire process, from beginning to end. Once you have reached the end of the guide your server will be successfully running Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Evaluation x64.

Additional assistance is available via our community forums.

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