January 23rd, 2003, 09:51 PM #1
Anyone else beta testing Win2k3 server (aka .net)?
Just wondering if anyone else is playing around with the Windows 2003 release candidates and would care to share their experiences.
I have a test domain setup currently with two domain controllers. Box one (Atlas) has Win2k Advanced Server (Sp3) installed and is holding all the operational master roles and running DNS & DHCP. The second machine (Scimitar) has Win2k3 Server (formerly .net) rc2 installed and is running a secondary DNS setup & Exchange 2003 beta.
So far everything seems to be working great, I have messed around with shifting the operational master roles between the boxes with no problems and replication etc seems to be working without a hitch. The domain is running in Win2k native mode with no obvious problems.
Not running every service known to man by default is very welcome in Win2k3 Server. Also a finer level of control is available for most of the WIndows Components you install.
Exchange 2003 beta seems much the same as the previous version in many ways. The most obvious changes are the lack of an m drive by default (apparently due to virus scanners stuffing it up) & a much improved OWA. I still need to try transferring mail boxes between the two versions.
So, anyone else been messing around & have any opinions on it? How about IIS 6?
Last edited by SpookyEddy; January 23rd, 2003 at 09:53 PM.
January 25th, 2003, 11:54 AM #2
Hey SpookyEddy, I have it hosting my New Domain http://www.Snaggle.tk which I just bought, I have been using it since September, It's Great really, serving four computers here at home, IIS 6 hosting my site great with Front page Extentions 2002, Perl, Cgi Enabled, I quite like the web based Remote Administration too, Terminal services is not the same with full colour and Windows XP's Eye Candy which I suppose some of you here don't like!!! But still I love it!!! , Playin about with media services, strugling with it a bit though!!!
I'm Lovin it Really!!!!
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