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.
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.
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