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Longhorn Server Beta 3 release!!!

April 26th, 2007 by Patrick S

Windows Server Code Name Longhorn has been released to beta testers today (five separate editions!!), with some of the most important changes coming to Longhorn Server Core. Core will support a grand total of 8 roles, double the 4 roles it had back in mid 2005. The grand total of roles available to Server Core includes:

  • Active Directory
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • File/Print
  • Windows Media Services
  • Terminal Services (gets TS Easy Print and the new TS RemoteApp management interface)
  • Virtualization (configuring a server as a dedicated host for virtual servers.) (won’t be available immediately.)
  •  Network Access Protection (has greatly improved setup and integration)
  • IIS7 (does XCOPY deployment; and lots, lots more…)

PowerShell is also included in the 3rd beta release of Longhorn Server, as well as the Windows Firewall being enabled by default.

And what if you want to try this great os and dont know how to run it? The folks at Microsoft have launched a new Windows Server “Longhorn” Technical Library on the Windows Server Tech Center, they have a detailed Reviewers’ Guide available to download and read, and perhaps coolest of all, they have teamed up with the folks in our Microsoft Learning group to develop free self-paced e-learning clinics. These interactive, multimedia-based clinics provide eight hours of training on topics like server management, centralized application access, branch office management, and security and policy enforcement. They keep track of which sections you’ve completed, so you can start and stop them whenever you like, and you can even download them for offline use to keep you company on transatlantic flights.

So-All-in-all its been a Massive day for Windows Server! I cant wait to download it give it a test run…
… I love you windows server 😛

Source: AeroXP and The folks at the Windows Server Blog 

Check it out – http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3 (now live-so go grab yourself a copy)

Posted in Beta News, MS News, Testing, Windows Server System | 4 Comments »


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4 Responses

  1. Vit Ciobanu Says:

    You have an error in the download link: http://www/microsoft.com/getbeta3. I’m sure you know what’s wrong 😉

  2. Patrick S Says:

    Hey there, Thanks for that…all repaired now-cheers 🙂

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