WRK Works With Windows Server 2003 SP2

Windows Research Kernel @ HPI

For a recent project, we are going to host a bunch of WRK virtual machines with Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server system. When setting up the first virtual machine, we figured out that Hyper-V is only capable of running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 conveniently. That is, with mouse and network support!

Since the WRK documentation says that the WRK should be deployed on a Windows Server 2003 (W2K3) SP1 system, we were not sure how to proceed. We finally decided to give it a try and the WRK boots in this environment and works-so far. We do not know, if there may be any compatibility issues between the W2K3 SP2 environment and requirements demanded by the WRK. To further investigate the issue, we will run a set of experiments to figure out, if the WRK continues to run smoothly with W2K3 SP2 and keep you posted.

If you have any contrary or supporting experiences in this regard, please feel free to let us know.


3 Responses to "WRK Works With Windows Server 2003 SP2"

  1. Marc Rittinghaus on November 26th, 2010 00:10

    I've been working with the WRK in a W2k3 SP2 installation for a couple of month, now. I even regularly install updates. No problems so far. 🙂

  2. Fyyre on January 30th, 2011 20:00

    WRK works without any problems under SP2.

    If is X86 system, be certain to use the correct HAL.

  3. WRK Compatibility With Windows Server 2003 SP2 on March 7th, 2011 15:33

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