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  Reply # 759052 10-Feb-2013 16:51
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onebytemike: I never noticed the 12 month upgrade requirement on it before.  If it wasn't for the win8, this might not have been much of an issue but I can't many people wanting to "upgrade" from win7.

I agree, I've been running win8 at work since released and it makes for a rather poor workstation experience. Really sucks that you need it to manage multiple 2012 servers from a single screen, not that I do that yet as I have no production 2012 servers yet, but have to be prepared.

I suspect 2K8 R2 SPx be the status quo for longer than 2K3 if MS don't kill off support. Why break / change what's not broken.

I've also been running it since release.  I honestly tried to stay positive about it.  There's some stuff that I quite like, but over time it just wears you down.  There are so many unintuitive ways the UI works that it slowly wears you down! 

Doesn't help that the 5.0 viclient doesn't run, either!

I'm not sure where I stand with 2012 yet.  I like the OS and have started using it in production and have also seen customers choosing 2012 for their _new_ systems.  Haven't seen anyone upgrade though.

The only reason I'd say that 2k8 would be teh status quo longer than 2k3 was is due to virtualization.  You don't have a hardware refresh driving OS changes any more!!

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  Reply # 759213 10-Feb-2013 21:37
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Thank you very much to all of you for your kind discussion, I also believe that old version will be better for study, but MS are upgrading new version in the market and introduced new learning track with various technologies. It is more sensible to look toward the future.

Have studied AD 2k8 version and about to finish 2012 first book. Honestly old version helping me a lot for preparing 2012 track. Will study both 2008 & 2012 books/nuggets and will go with the newer version of the certification!

Can anyone advice resources for study and more source for lab practice ?? I find that MS books contain information there too stretched at some points. thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 759309 11-Feb-2013 09:00
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I'd do your 2K8R2 MCSA/MCITP (Same thing, I did mine as an MCITP and it automagically gave me the MCSA title on my transcript when they brought it back)

Either way it's the same three exams, 70-640, 70-642, 70-646.

From there you can upgrade it to MCSA 2012 by sitting 70-417

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  Reply # 759321 11-Feb-2013 09:20
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...Doesn't help that the 5.0 viclient doesn't run, either!


Was one of the first gripes I had with it, but a quick google had a solution for that, just start the install and unpack the installer from your temp files with winrar/7zip and run it in compatibility mode.

Getting the Cisco VPN client to work was also exciting. 

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