So you have plenty of vacant workstations lying around in your office (I know of a lot of firms with whole graveyards worth of equipment sitting there collecting dust). And if these machines are already running Windows 7 64 bit, you can get up and running with a Revit Server setup at a whopping cost of $0. How does that sound?
“Sure” you might be saying, “it’s unsupported”. Maybe that’s true (meaning, Autodesk doesn’t guarantee it will work since it has not been officially tested) but the key to knowing that Revit Server will work is in the System Requirements: at least IIS v.7 and Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1, all of which can be installed on Windows 7 x64.
However if you tried to do this, RS (Revit Server) won’t let you install it since it is checking for the existence of Windows Server 2008. In the following step by step guide, you’ll learn how to get things working properly and I can tell you from at least a week’s worth of experience that things seem to be working just fine.
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