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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:29 am 
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Hi Scott,

What is the lastest Microsoft Windows Server software?

Thanks, Kit.


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MS has a lot of different types of "server software": http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb736012.aspx

But the latest thing that *might* be of interest for SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) environments is Windows Home Server: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116395
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/produc ... fault.mspx

I say *might* be of interest because WHS is unfortunately limited to only *10* concurrent connections (same as XP Pro) and is way too expensive (it costs *more* than XP Pro!). If one could work within the 10 connection limit (not a problem for most SOHO setups) and wanted something familiar (i.e. Windows based), then why not just use a "free" (as in already licensed to the system) copy of XP on an old PC re-deployed as a server?

Old PCs make *excellent* SOHO servers. With XP Pro, they don't even need a keyboard/mouse or display, as you can fully operate them from any other system on the network via Remote Desktop: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324820

And if I need more than 10 concurrent connections (or even if not), I'd recommend the free Ubuntu Server Edition instead of WHS anyday: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisub ... veredition

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Hi Scott,

Wow! You're Godgiven! I can't imagine the amount of accurate and timely information you've got on your fingertips! I always recommend techs, students, and PC enthusiasts to join your forum and witness for themselves! Am really grateful!

In the line of Microsoft Server 2000, Microsoft Server 2003...What follows in that regard? Do they fall under the "Server Operating Systems" on this Microsoft Link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb736012.aspx.

* Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

* Windows Server 2003 R2

* Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2

What does R2 mean? Does it mean Release 2? What category do Microsoft Server 2000, 2003 fall, in relation to Microsoft Home Server for SOHO?

Thanks again for the great information! Have a nice Sunday! Kit


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Server 2008 (codename "Longhorn Server") will follow on February 27, 2008, and is based on Vista (codename "Longhorn"): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/default.mspx

R2 does indeed mean release 2.

Server 2003 is evolved from Server 2000 and Windows XP, and is available in many different editions: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/window ... mpare.mspx

Windows Home Server is also based on Server 2003 code.

Scott.


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Thank you so much! Kit


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Windows Vista has numerous Editions: Home Premium, Ultimate…Does it imply that Microsoft Server 2008 will be based on all Editions of Windows Vista?

I understand all Editions of Vista need more RAM, right chipset, more Hard Drive space, and a very fast processor, intrinsically a 64-bit system than a 32-bit system of Windows XP pro sp2! Does it logically imply that the impending Microsoft Server 2008 is a 64-bit System and will NOT be able to work on a Window XP pro sp 2 platform? Does it mean upgrading from Microsoft Server 2003 and/or 2003 R2 to Microsoft Server 2008 will be unfeasible, because you have to get a Windows Vista based system (64-bit system, more RAM, powerful processor, right chipset, bigger hard drive…), in order to run Server 2008?

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Server 2008 is based on the Vista codebase, as are all the other editions of Vista you mention. Just as with Server 2003, Server 2008 will also be available in multiple editions including both x32 and x64 versions.

Upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008 will be feasible as long as the hardware meets the requirements for Server 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... 14778.aspx

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Thanks a million! It's very perfect!

Well, does *Codebase* mean the *Source Code* of Windows Vista? What does it imply?


Nice Sunday :D

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Yes. Scott.


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