I'm writing my Master-Thesis about Revit server (2012). I'm running a small local network based on Windows Server 2008 R2.
Now the chair I'm writing at is interessted in setting up a new lecture about the Revit Server, but they are running their Servers on Linux. Is it also possible to run Revit Server on Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) or is WinServer 2008 necessary?
As far as I know, RS 2012 is approved by Autodesk to run on Windows Server 2008 64 bit R2.
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
I'd really like to know more about the possibillity of using a Linux server for Revit Server.
You stated below that Win Server 2008 R2 is necessary. May I ask what is your basis for this statement?
Have you specifically tried Linux for Revit Server?
Or, are you just assuming it is necessary because Autodesk says it is?
Are you an Autodesk employee/programmer? I'm just asking to be certain.
The cost and complexity of owning and operating Win Server 2008 R2 can make it prohibitive for a lot of folks.
no its because the installation is looking for server 2008
you maybe able to hack the installation so you can install it on linux there is no guarantee it will work
how you can change the installation that you can run it on a non Win Server 2008 System is described here: