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  1. Microsoft on April 24th unveils it's newest enterprise class operating system Windows Server 2003 and it's various member products. But what are the differences between this and Windows 2000, and why do you want to upgrade? Well, I'm going to try to cover the noticible differences between the pair and why Windows Server 2003 just makes more sense. [Installation] Windows Server 2003 products with the exception of the Web Server brand support Remote Installation and Remote Installation Services (RIS) by default. What is remote installation and why do you want it? Well, Remote Installation Services (RIS) made it's debut in the Windows 2000 Server family many moons ago, it was a process that was somewhat lumbering, did not work totally well or at all for that matter. "RIS" allows adminstrators to copy the i386 directory along with any additional software they like into a directory, for our purposes, this will be W2003S/ afterwards, we boot from a "network client" which basically means something like DOS NDIS drivers and begin our network installation. [Administration] In the previous days, setting up a mail server was among one of the HARDEST things to do. Now; Microsoft has removed ALL the guess work from deploying your server as a mail/print/file-server with "Server Roles Wizard" now you can simply click and type the details of your server. Available Server "Roles" File server , Print server , Application server, Mail server, Remote access, Domain controller, DNS server, DHCP server, Streaming media server , WINS server. Now, more than ever it is important to edit more than one group policy object or user account at a time, now you can CTRL+Click as many users/policies as you like and you can edit them all at the same time. Also, I might note that you can use multiple server roles together, it's not restricted to just ONE role. Another key improvement is that II6 is not installed by default, nor will it be inheirently installed without the user/adminstrators knowledge, which is good, because IIS is scary and kills everyone. Group Policy Modeling is a new addition to the Group Policy Management Console or GPMC and allows you to test out a policy before you deploy it. Windows Server Windows Server 2003 HomePage
  2. When you work for Microsoft, the only thing you have to hold onto is not your dignity but your lousy signature to make you look important.
  3. sorry it got a little screwed up, i used a 3rd party thing to convert it to jpeg and it really messed up, but you get the idea...
  4. Letter removed due to problems
  5. Same here, check the picture of my office
  6. Hmmmm....buy sprint/microsoft phones
  7. What exactly makes a cd-key become required? Glad you asked...it's actually quite stupid if you think about it. The cdkey switch is stored in a file called setupp.ini in PLAINTEXT which is either stupid, or arrogant, you come to your own conclusion. Here's what your file *SHOULD* contain to remove the CDkey requirement during installation. [Pid] ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF Pid=69713270 Voila! BUT PLEASE, put your key in AFTER you install!
  8. As is probably mentioned in some README or TXT file, WindowsXP was not meant to be used as a server, nor does it contain the proper "attire" to do so. Link:Windows Server 2003 Family
  9. All people who are Office Systems 2003 Beta Tester are free to post their comments and experiences via the provided NewsGroups/WebNews accounts available to them. Please make good use of them and do not post bugs here as they are sometimes sensitive or could potentially be a threat to others. Microsoft BetaPlace Login Microsoft Beta News on the web
  10. I sed cheeze, not cookies!
  11. DaveH


    Don't drop your cookies now
  12. Yes, I gave him cheese and he gave me 100 posts huzzah for cheese man!
  13. Microsoft is continuing to try to push its Windows Small Business Server 2000 product, clearing the way for SBS 2003, which is due in the third quarter of this year. On top of its existing SBS 2000 rebate program, Microsoft is authorizing resellers to offer volume customers SBS 20000 plus a Software Assurance licensing contract for an additional $99, starting May 1. Microsoft says this will save users $550, while guaranteeing them all SBS upgrades for two years. Source:Microsoft Partner Incentives
  14. From time to time malicious individuals circulate e-mails that purport to be a Microsoft Security Bulletin or Patch. Some of the emails direct the reader to download an executable file from a web site- while others include an executable file which contains a virus. Customers who receive such an email should delete it, and under no circumstances should they download or run the executable. Some of the emails claim to be a security patch for Windows or Internet Explorer, others are more generic. There are several clues which indicate that the e-mails aren’t a bona fide security bulletin or patch: The e-mail isn't signed using the Microsoft Security Response Center’s digital signature. The Microsoft Security Response Center always signs its bulletins before mailing them, and you can verify the signature using the key we publish at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...etin/notify.asp. If you are ever in doubt about the authenticity of a bulletin mailer you’ve received, consult the web-hosted bulletins on the Microsoft Security web site – the versions there are the authoritative source for information on Microsoft Security Bulletins. The e-mail contains a patch. Authentic security bulletin mailers never provide the patch itself or a link to the patch; instead, they refer the reader to the complete version of the bulletin on our web site, which provides a link to the patch. More information on the Microsoft policy on software distribution is available at: http://microsoft.com/technet/security/poli...licy/swdist.asp The "patch" contained in the bogus bulletin isn't digitally signed by Microsoft. Microsoft always digitally signs the patches it releases. Always be sure you check the signature of any executable before installing it on your system. Microsoft urges customers to always verify any mail that claims to be a Microsoft security bulletin by using the steps described above and by always checking the Microsoft Web site for the definitive source of information on Microsoft Security Bulletins: More Information on viruses and anti-virus software is available at: How to help protect your computer from viruses: http://microsoft.com/security/articles/rem...ies_viruses.asp Antivirus software: http://microsoft.com/security/articles/antivirus.asp
  15. Absolutely not, lol; why would Yahoo do that? That's like saying "Hey, we suck at life and need someone else to do OUR search technology FOR us"
  16. Hmph, shush http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST&f=22&t=2665
  17. many people don't realize the power of the recovery console or what it does so here's a quick way to install it, and a guide to it's switchs and what they do. * Installation the Recovery Console * (Replace D:\ with your cd-rom or installation source directory) START<>RUN:D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons this will install your recovery console ====================================================== *Well, whoopy-do I've installed a console, what do I do with it?* Okay Okay, here's what you CAN do ************************************************************* [ATTRIB] Changes attributes on one file or directory. ATTRIB -R | +R | -S | +S | -H | +H | -C | +C filename + Sets an attribute. - Clears an attribute. R Read-only file attribute. S System file attribute. H Hidden file attribute. C Compressed file attribute. More than one attribute can be set or cleared at a time. To view attributes, use the dir command. [batch] Executes commands specified in a text file. BATCH Inputfile [Outputfile] Inputfile Specifies the text file that contains the list of commands to be executed. Outputfile If specified, contains the output of the specified commands. If not specified, the output is displayed on the screen. Batch cannot be one of the commands included in the Inputfile. cd/chdir Displays the name of the current directory, or switches to a new directory. CHDIR [path] CHDIR [..] CHDIR [drive:] CD [path] CD [..] CD [drive:] CD .. Specifies that you want to change to the parent directory. Type CD [drive:] to display the current directory in the specified drive. Type CD without parameters to display the current drive and directory. The chdir command treats spaces as delimiters. Use quotation marks around a directory name containing spaces. For Example: cd "\winnt\profiles\username\programs\start menu" Chdir operates only within the system directories of the current Windows installation, removable media, the root directory of any hard disk partition, or the local installation sources. [chkdsk] Checks a disk and displays a status report, chkdsk [drive:] [/p] | [/r] [drive:] Specifies the drive to check. /p Check even if the drive is not flagged dirty, bad. /r Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /p). Chkdsk may be used without any parameters, in which case the current drive is checked with no switches. You can specify the listed switches. Chkdsk requires the Autochk.exe file. Chkdsk automatically locates Autochk.exe in the startup (boot) directory. If it cannot be found in the startup directory, chkdsk attempts to locate the Windows 2000 Setup CD. If the installation CD cannot be found, chkdsk prompts for the location of Autochk.exe. [cls] Clears the screen. [copy] Copies a single file to another location. copy source [destination] source Specifies the file to be copied. Destination Specifies the directory and/or file name for the new file. The source might be removable media, any directory within the system directories of the current Windows installation, the root of any drive, the local installation sources, or the cmdcons directory. The destination might be any directory within the system directories of the current Windows installation, the root of any drive, the local installation sources, or the cdirectory. The destination cannot be removable media. If a destination is not specified, it defaults to the current directory. Copy does not support replaceable parameters (wild cards). Copy prompts if the destination file already exists. A compressed file from the Windows 2000 Setup CD is automatically decompressed as it is copied. [del/delete] Deletes one file. del [drive:][path]filename delete [drive:][path]filename [drive:][path]filenameSpecifies the file to delete. Delete only operates within the system directories of the current Windows installation, removable media, the root directory of any hard disk partition, or the local installation sources. Del and delete do not support replaceable parameters (wild cards). [dir] Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory. dir [drive:][path][filename] [drive:][path][filename] Specifies drive, directory, and/or files to list. Dir lists all files, including hidden and system files. Attributes available to files/folders a Files ready for archiving h Hidden c Compressed p Reparse Point d Directory r Read-only e Encrypted s System file [disable] Disables a Windows system service or driver. disable servicename servicename The name of the service or driver to be disabled. Disable prints the old start_type of the service before resetting it to SERVICE_DISABLED. You should make a note of the old start_type, in case you need to enable the service again. The start_type values that the disable command displays are: SERVICE_DISABLED SERVICE_BOOT_START SERVICE_SYSTEM_START SERVICE_AUTO_START SERVICE_DEMAND_START [diskpart] Manages the partitions on your hard disk volumes. diskpart[/add | /delete] [device-name | drive-name | partition-name] /add Create a new partition /delete Delete an existing partition device-name Device name for creating a new partition (such as \Device\HardDisk0) drive-name Drive-letter based name for deleting an existing partition (such as D:) partition-name Partition-based name for deleting an existing partition and can be used in place of the drive-name argument (such as \Device\HardDisk0\Partition1) size Size of the new partition, in megabytes If no arguments are used, a user interface for managing your partitions appears. [enable] Enables a Windows system service or driver. enable servicename [start_type] servicename Name of the service or driver to be enabled. start_type How the service or driver is scheduled to be started. Valid start-type values are: SERVICE_BOOT_START SERVICE_SYSTEM_START SERVICE_AUTO_START SERVICE_DEMAND_START Enable prints the old start_type of the service before resetting it to the new value. Note the old value, in case it is necessary to restore the start_type of the service. If you do not specify a new start_type, enable prints the old start_type. [exit Quits the Recovery Console and restarts your computer. [expand] Expands a compressed file. EXPAND source [/F:filespec] [destination] [/Y] EXPAND source [/F:filespec] /D source Specifies the file to be expanded. May not include wildcard (* and ?) characters. Destination Specifies the directory for the new file. The default is the current directory. /y Do not prompt before overwriting an existing file. /f:filespec If the source contains more than one file, this parameter is required to identify the< specific file(s) to be expanded. May include wildcards. /d Do not expand; only display a directory of the files which are contained in the source. The destination might be any directory within the system directories of the current Windows installation, the root of any drive, the local installation sources, or the Cmdcons directory. The destination cannot be removable media. The destination file cannot be read-only. Use the attrib command to remove the read-only attribute. Expand prompts if the destination file already exists unless /Y is used. [fixboot] Writes a new boot sector onto the system partition. fixboot [drive:] drive:Specifies the drive to which a boot sector will be written, overriding the default choice of the system boot partition. [fixmbr] Repairs the master boot code of the boot partition. fixmbr [device-name] device-name Optional name that specifies the device that needs a new MBR. If this is left blank then the boot device is used. If fixmbr detects an invalid or nonstandard partition table signature, it prompts you before rewriting the MBR. [format] Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000. format [drive:] [/q] [/fs:file-system] [drive:] Specifies the drive to format. /q Performs a quick format. /fs:file-system Specifies the file system to use (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS) [help] Displays information about commands supported by the Recovery Console. help [command] command Any Recovery Console command. [listsvc] Lists all available services and drivers on the computer. [logon] Lists the detected installations of Windows 2000, and requests the local administrator password for those installations. [map] Lists the drive letter to physical device mappings that are currently active. [map [arc]] arc Tells MAP to use ARC paths instead of Windows 2000 device paths. [md/mkdir] Creates a directory. md [drive:]path mkdir [drive:]path Mkdir only operates within the system directories of the current Windows installation, removable media, the root directory of any hard disk partition, or the local installation sources. [more/type] Displays a text file to the screen. more [filename] type [filename] More or type displays a text file. [d/rmdir] Removes (deletes) a directory. rd [drive:]path rmdir [drive:]path Rmdir only operates within the system directories of the current Windows installation, removable media, the root directory of any hard disk partition, or the local installation sources. [en/rename] Renames a single file. ren [drive:][path]filename1 filename2 rename [drive:][path]filename1 filename2 You cannot specify a new drive or path for your destination file. Rename only operates within the system directories of the current Windows installation or cds/diskettes etc DO NOT FOOL WITH THESE LAST TWO set - Displays and sets Recovery Console environment variables. systemroot - Sets the current directory to %SystemRoot%.
  18. *steps up to the podeum and clears his throat* ... 100!
  19. Despite necro-posting, there will be NO windows longhorn server, LongHorn will be an Operating System purely for end/home-user; nothing more, nothing less. BlackComb will be the server OS advancement with MANY new features which I have been outlining since the day I started here.
  20. DaveH


    Sedative promised me cookies if I came back, so here I am *puts his hands out*
  21. He we use them as ballmer frisbees, he's quite good at chasing them now, and if he misses; well; that's where the gun comes into play.
  22. feh *picks up the 95<>ME banner and keeps running down the hall* *trips* f*ck! ah screw it *installs XP*
  23. Many people like myself use Windows95 from time to time for novelty, nothing more; it is done merely to make people remember what WAS and what is here NOW. Take a trip down memory lane, install Windows 3.11 if you remember how. (I personally needed 20 minutes to figure it out)
  24. Thank you for your feedback, I appreciate it; secondly, the reason I did it this way, was so that people realize, these people are *dead* they are not coming back because they made the ultimate in sacrifices for what they believed in. It's not meant to see them, but to understand there are so MANY who believed in this cause.

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