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Re: Again Windows Server 2008 stopped working

Again Windows Server 2008 stopped working

OC G.
New member | Level 2

Hi,

 

I know Dropbox does not support Windows 2008 server and with it the older OS'ses.

But this older server is an excellent Cloud server and Dropbox worked flawlessly, until yesterday.

 

We have tried all available tricks, older version, login through Chrome, run as administrator etc.

Dropbox did a really good job in detecting all these tricks.

 

Please dropbox give us a working version, it might have less features, it might be very basic, i dont care. Please release a working older dropbox version.

 

If anbody has some tricks to get this running, please let me know, thanks a million

Re: Dropbox stopped working on Windows Server 2008 R2 on 01/19.2018

Rich
Super User II
I'm not contradicting myself. Server 2003 was XP based, and nearly any piece of software that would run on XP would run on Server 2000 and Server 2003. Only applications that had specific driver requirements were likely to be a problem when server drivers weren't available. This is likely why Dropbox was able to work without issue on those servers. Newer server operating systems, while still based on a desktop OS, have less in common with their desktop counterparts and it takes a bit more effort to make sure a piece of software will run on a server OS. Dropbox is likely not putting that effort into the newer versions of Dropbox because it has never supported servers. Why program for an OS that you don't support?

And, I'm not arguing with you or anyone else here. I'm simply commenting on the situation with information that I've learned over the years, much of which comes directly from the Dropboxers.

Re: Again Windows Server 2008 stopped working

Mark
Super User II
Due to the fact they are current pulling support for various OS's I suspect you are not going to be able to get this running I'm afraid.

Sorry 😞

 


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Re: Again Windows Server 2008 stopped working

OC G.
New member | Level 2

Thanks Mark,

 

I know, i had to try, we are moving away from Dropbox because of this (unfortunately)

Re: Again Windows Server 2008 stopped working

Jay
Dropboxer
There are two questions that been brought up in this thread:
 
  • Why is Windows Server 2008 no longer supported?
  • Why weren’t we informed about this change?
 
For these questions, I can provide the following answers:
 
 
However, this does require delving into detail. Even though our site specifically states we don’t support Windows Server, we do know that some users do use Dropbox on their server, so we provide very limited information about how to make it work. After that, if issues crop up, then we can’t really help out.
 
Now, as you know, as of January 16th, support for Mac OS 10.6, 10.7,  and 10.8 were removed, along with Windows Vista.
 
The curious thing about Vista is that Windows Server 2008 is built from the same code base as Windows Vista; therefore, it shares much of the same architecture and functionality.” according to Wikipedia and our dev team.
 
So, long story short, when support for the desktop app for Vista ended, so did the desktop app for Windows Server 2008. No notifications were sent out to server users because it was never supported to begin with.
 
We do understand your frustration over this matter and have logged it with our team here to take this into consideration for the future, should other server users be affected with any deprecation of other OSes.
 
Note however that this can’t be guaranteed from my end, as (and I hate to repeat myself again) Dropbox doesn’t officially support server editions of Windows, or any OSes not on this page.

 

 

[This thread is now closed. If you have a similar or new question, you can ask here.]


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Dropbox not working in Windows Server 2008 R2

edp1
New member | Level 2

I have Installed Dropbox in Windows 2008 R2 Server.Since it was working fine but now its not working.Please advise how to solve this issue

Re: Dropbox not working in Windows Server 2008 R2

Rich
Super User II

@edp1 wrote:

I have Installed Dropbox in Windows 2008 R2 Server.Since it was working fine but now its not working.Please advise how to solve this issue


I have merged your post into another thread that answers this. Please refer to the two solutions posted at the top of this thread.

 

The system requirements for Dropbox are listed here:

 

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