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Windows Server 2003 R2 – Better than C3PO

September 10th, 2005 by Patrick Elliott

As of August 30th, the Release Candidate 0 build of Windows Server 2003 R2 has been available for download through the Microsoft’s Customer Preview Program. If you have previously played with the Beta 2 CPP build, I can tell you from experience that you need to download and install this RC0 CPP build.

What’s Changed Since the Beta 2 CPP release?
A lot. Under the hood you’ll find one of the latest .NET Framework 2.0 builds to leave Redmond, 2.0.50727.12.

Improved ADFS performance for SSO (Single Sign On) requirements — I personally believe this to be one of the major selling points for R2, as more and more companies expand their internal sites and collected knowladge onto “Extranets” connecting with partners, suppliers, and customers — having a Single Sign On solution greatly simplifies the flow of information between customers, suppliers, and your internal infrastructure. An in-depth look at how this is done can be found on MSDN here.

File Server Resource Manager — FSRM (called SRM in Beta 2 CPP) has had LOTS of work done to it. In the RC0 CPP of FSRM you’ll find a cleaner, easier to use UI.

To read more about Windows Server 2003 R2, visit the Windows Server TechCenter website, where you can find a wealth of labs, documentation, and step-by-step guides to assist you in deploying R2.

– Patrick Elliott

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3 Responses

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    I am back ๐Ÿ™‚
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    You bet!

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