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Developer Edition can be installed on server OS. I have 2008 Developer Edition running on Server '08 here. Not having a MSDN, I had to buy it for $50 I think. When I do move to a newer version, I think I will just use the Express version instead as it does everything I need for free.
I dunno about you! But I live in Australia, got MSDN subscription, download is slow... and, worse, it sometimes fails!
(At 95% of 3GB ISO for Windows 8.1, argh.....)
They used to have a download manager, what happened to it?!
Which file? If I can download it (no promises, I only have BizSpark), I could turn it into a torrent for you. Might go a bit better. Then again, maybe not. At least you won't run into corruption or "download hiccuped so you have to start over" nonsense.
The download manager is still there. I just used it last week. Did you try downloading via Internet Explorer? Or did you use a different browser. My experience is that with Chrome, it's just a bog-standard browser download. Gotta use IE if you want to use the manager.
I haven't for a while (6 months or so) but previously never had a prob downloading from MSDN - just before my subscription ran out I downloaded tons of stuff, just to make sure I had copies locally and they all came down smoothly.
The only time I had problems was on day 1 or 2 of some popular new release when every man and his dog was downloading.
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