Is there anyway to get Roon 2.0 server to run on Windows Server 2012R2?

I’ve been happily running Roon for years on Windows Server 2012R2.
I tried upgrading to 2.0 and it doesn’t work.

I am struggling to see why this limitation has been introduced. I am not in a position to upgrade my OS.

Is there a workaround?

You can install legacy 1.8


It’s a 10 year old server system and superseded by win server 2016, 2019 and 2022. I know upgrading a server can be a bit of a pain, but if it mostly runs basic windows services, an update should be pretty sleek. Good luck😊

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You could run it via docker running a more up to date Linux OS.

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It’s sat there so long, I’m almost too scared to touch it :wink:

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Why would Roon 2.0 be different to what was there before? Is it demanding newer dependencies like .NET or something?

I agree! Don’t touch it. Replace it. :wink:
Don’t tell it you’re replacing it though. MSFT learns you’re planning on replacing it and the software will immediately crash in an unrecoverable way.

On a serious note: anything accessing the Internet, even behind a firewall, needs security patches. Something your machine doesn’t support. Time to pull the plug.

Build a NUC.