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by Justin Ellingwood
Windows Support would be awesome
I could bring a lot of business to DigitalOcean if they supported Windows Server droplets.
is there anything in the plans?
I would love to be able to run windows servers...even a headless windows like Windows Core would be a great start.
Almost all of my infrastructure has been built on windows and you're loosing big market share without it.
Please consider it!
It would help us to move more servies to DO
This would be super attractive. I don't mind making our own image and doing all of the footwork, but even simply giving us some instructions and encouragement would go a long way at making us feel better about deploying such solutions on DO.
It would be great
Sometimes we need windows OS
+1 - Prefer Linux but have a couple of apps that can only run on Windows (or Mac), so need an option for a simple Windows VM.
IISserver.narfisa.eu is a plausible provider
The only comment I would do about this is I just hope the cost induce by license will entirely be handled by Microsoft customers, since I wouldn't be happy to pay more for my Linux boxes because there are not enough Microsoft customers.
What about the cost of the software??? That means when you want to setup a windows machine you'll have an extra fee. It makes more sense to just use a custom image!
Hopefully, I just pushed this over the top with vote 1800!
I havent used a windows box for quite some time, I and Icouldnt care less if windows is supported. I certainly would never develop an application on a windows server. I woudnt event know how.
Currently we do not have support for windows but it is on our roadmap. If more users up-vote windows servers we will push this through sooner.
Wanted to give you an update that we will be looking into providing windows based droplets.
We'll be doing private-backend beta tests in March.
Once we have more information I'll have this ticket updated.
I too woud be interested in using this product/partnering but only if I could spin windows image.
If you cant figure out how to start a windows image from within a linux vm, google is your friend.
Unfortunately you may run into issues running a windows VM inside of Linux because of networking.
Since the virtual machine is already bridged from the hypervisor, bridging from the Windows VM to the Linux VM and then to the hypervisor could be a problem.
I haven't done it, but would be curious to see if any user attempts this and if they have success.
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