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How to create an office server in the cloud?

Posted October 24, 2021 99 views
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I want to ask about a cloud based office server. What I mean is this: what is the feasibility of building a cloud server to function as an office server? Can I build a server in the cloud that I can access from any computer anywhere and have that server function in a similar way to a physical server located in my office. Sometimes it can be more difficult to remote into my office server that it is for me to access my Digital Ocean server. However, my office server runs Windows 10. Is this even possible to create in the cloud? I would need to run a version of Windows and all of the related apps like MS Office, Autocad, Chrome, and nearly all of the standard fare that one would expect on an office server. Any advice and/or guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Hi there @chillasbawa,

The main thing to note here is that as of the time being, DigitalOcean does not have native support for Windows OSs on Droplets.

You may be able to achieve this however by creating your own custom Windows ISO image and then using that when creating your Droplet.

For more information on custom images you can take a look at the documentation here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/custom-images/

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/

Hope that helps!
- Bobby.