Should I use Windows Server 2008

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion dv5 notebook...
February 27, 2009 at 02:58:20
Specs: Windows Server 2008, 1.9 GHz / 2812 MB
Is Windows Server 2008 vaporware? It seems like most people are using either Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server. I'm kind of fearful that, if I decide to use Server 2008, Microsoft will release a new server based on Windows 7 that everyone switches too.

This is a challenge posting by CNChallenger.


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#1
February 28, 2009 at 06:09:38
What are you using now? How big is your network? Are there any problems with it? Why pay for the upgrade if you don't need it?

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#2
March 8, 2009 at 08:38:42
2008 is based on windows 7 it's the same kernel. 2008 is very slick and easy to use.

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#3
March 9, 2009 at 19:56:37
Is Windows Server 2008 vaporware? This suggests that there is no software. W2008 is real and easily purchased.

There is almost 100% chance that MS will release a newer version of this product line in a few years.

Anyone running win 2000 may be asking for trouble if connected to the internet. It is just not secure enough for business data and is difficult to harden enough.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
March 13, 2009 at 13:47:52
Hey, CNChallenger. If you have any doubts, you should try out the trial version at the MSDN Windows Server 2008 trial site without investing a single dime. Then please come back and tell us if it is indeed vaporware.

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#5
April 14, 2009 at 09:39:10
Server 2008 is being supported hardcore. The move is on. 2008 is easy to configure runs smooth and works very well. In fact most of your windows host are all moving towards 2008 SQl and 2008 server. Server Intellect is even offer 2008 VPS. I would lease one for a few months and see that it is not vaporware.

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#6
October 1, 2009 at 12:58:22
What does vaporware mean? I also still use Windows Server 2003 and I am quite scared to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 at this time. It requires much more system usage than Windows Server 2003.

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#7
November 18, 2009 at 13:43:20
I have 3 systems with windows 2008. I have noticed file management problems with 2008. My 2003 and 2000 servers do not have these issues. I know its supposed to be based on windows 7, but it almost looks like vista to me. In fact if you google windows 2008 all you get is vista references most of the time.

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#8
November 18, 2009 at 14:15:01
How could 2008 be based on windows 7 when 2008 released year and half before windows 7? Or are we confusing 2008R2 with 2008?

2008 is not vaporware. In fact it has a lot of features not available in 2003
Core services
RO domain controller
HyperV
plus more.

The question that you should be asking CNChallenger is is this the server platform for you. Only you can make that decision which hopefully will be based on your factual assessment and not gossip.


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