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Previous versions of OS X server were stadandalone installations that could be installed on any machine and run as a separate operating system. However, Lion Server is a different story as it is now an app within OS X itself. In short, how would I be able to run OS X Lion Server on a Windows installation or on Windows hardware?

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Wouldn't running Lion as a virtual machine allow you to use it's server from within it? – mtone Dec 19 '11 at 6:14
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You can't. Apps compiled for OS X cannot be run on Windows, and likewise, Windows programs don't run on OS X. If you want to use Lion Server, you will need to run it from OS X on Apple hardware.

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Not exactly what I was looking for but satisfied my terrible explaination of my question. – esqew Dec 18 '11 at 6:27

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