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Pro or Enterprise?

  1. #1


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Pro or Enterprise?


    I installed W8 Pro from Technet but I am now wondering if the Enterprise edition has things in it I might find useful that is missing in Pro.

    If I am missing some good stuff is there a nice way to install Enterprise over Pro without losing much?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello streetwolf,

    The tutorial below can help you with comparing the differences between Pro and Enterprise.

    Compare Windows 8 Editions

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn



    Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro plus features for IT organizations that enable PC management and deployment, advanced security, virtualization, new mobility scenarios, and much more.


    • Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 desktop on a bootable external USB stick. This will allow IT organizations to support the “Bring Your Own PC” trend and businesses can give contingent staff access to the corporate environment without compromising security.
    • DirectAccess allows remote users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network without having to launch a separate VPN and helps IT administrators keep remote users’ PCs in compliance by applying the latest policies, software updates, is easier to deploy, and it can be implemented with the existing IPv4 infrastructure.
    • BranchCache allows users’ PCs to cache files, websites, and other content from central servers, so content is not repeatedly downloaded across the wide area network (WAN). When used with Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 brings several improvements to BranchCache to streamline the deployment process, optimize bandwidth over WAN connections and ensure better security and scalabilty.
    • AppLocker can help mitigate issues by restricting the files and apps that users or groups are allowed to run.
    • VDI enhancements: Enhancements in Microsoft RemoteFX and Windows Server 2012, provide users with a rich desktop experience with the ability to play 3D graphics, use USB peripherals and use touch-enabled devices across any type of network (LAN or WAN) for VDI scenarios.
    • New Windows 8 App Deployment: Domain joined PCs and tablets running Windows 8 Enterprise will automatically be enabled to side-load internal, Windows 8 Metro style apps.

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  3. #3


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    The only thing that would be nice is Windows to go. But because I was not able to get W2GO using the tutorial for Pro I guess even that's a non consideration for me.

    Did you ever look at my post about my W8 error when booting from my USB2 Flash Drive? I still would like to have W2Go work.

    I recall that booting Windows 7 and earlier from a USB drive was not possible because the USB drivers did not load in time for start up processing. What makes W2Go different i this respect and why can't I get it to work? It almost seems the same as when I did try to boot Windows 7 from a USB drive a few years back. It starting booting then crapped out.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure about your other post, but you should follow up with it there.
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