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Sep 11, 2009

I have problem locating the Licensing module which allow us to add/delete CALs/Processor licenses, where is it now in Windows 2008?

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May 23, 2008

I currently have a server (Xeon 1x5310, 4gb RAM, 4x500gb hdd in Raid 10) with Windows 2003. Now do to a project I'm looking at installing Windows 2008 and upgrading to 2x5310 and 16gb of RAM on my server.

I'm looking to create a virtualized test environment for development of a new web service I'm working on. What I'm looking to develop right now is 2 file servers, 3 web servers, 3 MS SQL database servers and 1 DNS server (would prefer but not sure if hardware can handle it. Virtualization would be ideal as this is very similar to what we believe will we have when we launch the service.

I have a few questions I'm hoping you might be able to answer:

1) With the upgraded hardware specs, should it be able to handle the load if I assign each virtual entity 1 core with 2gb of RAM each?

2) I would like to create each of the multiple servers in a cluster (ie cluster of webservers) as this is how it will be in production. But, I've never worked with clusters before so:

a) where can I learn about clustering windows 2008 servers?

b) is this possible to do in a virtualized environment?

3) How does MS work the licensing? I want to have each server running Windows 2008 and 2-3 of them running SQL Server 2005.

a) Do they charge extra for each virtualized server?

b) Does this mean I have to purchase 3 complete copies of SQL Server or is there a way I can pay a low license fee for use in a non-commercial, non-production environment?

4) Does anyone see any problems with this setup or have any suggestions for me?

* I do have money available to spend on a good solution, so if you have suggestions that cost please let me know. I just thought virtualization would be the way to go as the project will be in development for at least a year with no public access.

** I realize that Hyper-V hasn't been released yet (that I know of) so information on it might be limited

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Apr 12, 2008

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Apr 15, 2008

I'm sure this has been covered before, but during my search I didn't find much, maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

Okay, so here's how it goes...

I, and a partner, plan on purchasing a 2U server and we're going to co-locate this server in Chicago. This server will be serving a new gaming company we plan on opening. Now, my main issue is obtaining Windows for this server. I have found plenty of retail CD's with like a 5 CALs included, but that was in the $750-$1000 range, which I understand this is what Windows server really cost, but I believe I could find it cheaper.

Does anyone know the BEST, and preferably the cheapest place to buy Windows Server 2003 (Specifically Standard 64bit - R2) or even an "external" monthly license, if such exist. I am new to the entire Windows Server licensing and pricing stuff, so any information would be very much helpful.

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Apr 19, 2007

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Sep 14, 2007

I'm helping one of my clients setup some windows VPS's but we're having some serious confusion as to how the licensing works.

I've read on that they now are far more accepting of virtulization and allow, with a single license, anywhere from 4 to unlimited VPS installs with it.

Now, my question is: Does this count with leased licenses? Say I leased a license from my datacenter (say i did 2k3 STD) for $25/m. Would I then be allowed to install it on however many VPS's allow under MS without issue or how does that exactly work?

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Oct 2, 2008

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Feb 28, 2008

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What about Exchange Server? I have a License for that also...again, MSDN subscription

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Aug 12, 2008

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May 26, 2009

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Anyone has any resources on the hardening or preparation of 2008 for server hosting uses?

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For instance, with two boxes with an identical hardware setup but the two different server OSes, will the same application like, say MySQL run slower on the Win 2008 machine?

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Nov 5, 2009

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May 25, 2009

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Nov 5, 2009

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Before I begin to move, I would like to ask for your experience. Have anyone here ever tried PHP/MySQL on Windows server in production environment? What are the limitations (and/or performance issues) when running PHP/MySQL on Windows?

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Jul 21, 2008

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- dns setup (how, ns1/ns2, etc)

- apply IP range assigned to server

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For my own hosting, I use either shared/reseller or VPS. Looking around, it seems every VPS is still on Windows Server 2003 and IIS6.

I took a look at the Parallels site, but came up empty. Is Server 2008 not supported by Virtuozzo yet? Is that what everybody's waiting for? If that's the case, any news/rumors on when it may be supported? IIS7 is a huge leap over IIS6, in terms of PHP and the Rewrite (plus a few other things, though not as important to me).

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I'm running DotNetPanel on my server to manage my website.

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Jul 15, 2008

With Windows client OS (e.g. Vista), it's always good practice to hold upgrading till the first service pack comes out. How true is this for Windows Server software? We're going to upgrade some Windows servers and would like to know if we should stick to Win Server 2003 or go ahead and get 2008?

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Mar 31, 2008

do you maybe know .. is someone offering hosting on windows 2008 platform ? and what's the price per year.

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Nov 1, 2007

So Windows Server 2008 will be here soon


On February 27, 2008, Microsoft will jointly release Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, kicking off what it calls a "launch wave" with hundreds of events worldwide. Microsoft will pitch the products as a platform for next-generation Web service applications.

Windows Server 2008 is still expected to be released to manufacturing before the end of the year, with November as the rumored timeframe. Microsoft took a similar tack with Windows Vista, making it available to businesses in November before its public launch in late January.


What do you think this means to hosts offering windows servers?
Will they start offering Server2008 in november as the rumor goes, or only in February when it'll be officially launched?

What about swsoft and virtuozzo. What timeframe do you think they'll need to adapt server 2008 for their virtualization.

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Dec 16, 2008

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We have it runnining under fastCGI that supports php on IIS. We are running IIS7, and using the URL Rewrite Module on IIS7.

We are having a problem removing the index.php from the address bar using the URL Rewrite. It works on the interior pages but not on the homepage and because of this the 404 page is not working.

The mod rewrite module generate a web.config file that has this in it....

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Oct 28, 2009

I'm planning on getting Windows Server 2008 Standard edition, but getting confused on the listings.

Some listings display (1-4 CPU), while others dont have anything in that regards.

So my question is for anyone who has purchased Windows Server 2008 Standard -

Is there a CPU LIMIT?

If so is this for physical # of CPU's?

And will this factor in QuadCores as 4 CPUs?

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