Longhorn Server - if and when?

By ctdak ·
I may be just plain ?out of it? but ? I have done some checking and cannot find information on when Windows Longhorn Server is scheduled for release. Am I correct in believing that this is the next server OS after 2003 and that it parallels Vista on the client side? If so, when is Longhorn Server scheduled for release? Is it out in beta yet?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Longhorn Server - if and ...

Yes, it is the next release of Windows Server and it will include some features of Vista and new features:
* Network Access Protection (NAP)
* IIS 7
* Server Core deployment (fewer components installed)
* Read Only Domain Controller for servers in less secure locations.
* Terminal Services Remote Programs
* Windows Deployment Services (replaces RIS)
* IPv6 support
* Server Message Block 2.0
* Transactional File System


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Yes you are correct

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Longhorn Server - if and ...

But at this point in time there is no Beta version available and no scheduled release date.

According to M$ it will b e in both 32 & 64 Bit versions for the new Exchange version that is coming, but I think M$ will get the Vista, Office Launch out of the road first as they are claiming that this will be bigger than the release of 95. Then when the public is buying Vista they will start serious testing on the Vista Server Edition.

But at this point in time there is no scheduled release date available.


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I won't hold my breath

by ctdak In reply to Yes you are correct

I guess if one were to plan a server upgrade in the next 12 months (from 2K) then 2003 is the only viable choice. I'm not going to hold my breath for Longhorn. Sounds like it could easily be a year or two down the road yet.

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If you are a M$ only shop 2003 would be

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I won't hold my breath

But there are other options that may work better for your individual needs if you are willing to walk outside of the M$ box.

But if you simply must use Windows, Server 2003 is the only real alternative at his point in time and even if the Server Version of Vista was coming out some time soon I personally don't think that it would be a wise move to be one of the first to adopt the untested product.

I have a Mail Server in one company and they are constantly comparing the Windows Servers to this unit and complaining that they don't work anywhere near as well. This is a Nix box that I had to slip in after a change was added to the original tender at minimum cost so I just grabbed an old dual processor P2 Server and I'm running SUSE with Apache on it and no one any the wiser except for the fact that it hardly needs any maintenance work they don't know that it's there. Not bad for what effectively came in under $150.00 AU.


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by Jacky Howe In reply to Longhorn Server - if and ...

During the early VISTA BETA days we were given a choice of activation codes. Depending on what you wanted installed you would use the appropriate key. If you wanted to install Longhorn you would use the appropriate key. I havent installed Longhorn as yet. I am in need of a major hardware upgrade before then.


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