Windows 2008 Versus Windows 2003 Server

May 26, 2009

With Windows 2003 server, there are comprehensive lists of what you need to do to secure the server before use. For Windows 2008, I wonder is there such a list? Or is it true as what I heard from Microsoft that it is already secured out of the box?

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

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Windows 2003 Vs. Windows 2008 - What Is The Difference For Windows Media Services

Oct 2, 2008

I was actually curious about this since Windows 2008 version came out.

What is the difference between Windows media services on Windows 2003 and Windows 2008?

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Windows 2003 Server Versus CentOS Or Any Free OSs

Apr 3, 2009

Almost all dedicated server providers offer windows 2003 server free. Any suggestions to choose one way or the other?

Any major limitations either of these cases? I never worked on linux before, have basic experience on unix though.

Please compare reliability, resources (if problems) in terms of cost, extendability, etc.,

Does cPanel support windows?

I am thinking of limestone 8gb Q9300 server (64bit) with their 30% off deal.

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Is Windows 2008 Slower Than Windows 2003

May 8, 2008

I'm making a reasonably uninformed comparison here. Since Windows Vista is noted to be more resource intensive and slower than Win XP, are we right in assuming that Windows 2008 is slower than Windows 2003?

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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Windows 2003 And 2008 Web

Jan 9, 2009

i wanted to buy a dedicated server and when i had questions about 2003 web, i talked to hivelocity live support and i think it was dave who told me that Windows 2003 web has a restriction for mysql which was 512 KB. I myself is planning to own a gameserver that uses java and mysql and i know for sure uses much much more space than 512 KB. Is this true that 2003 restricts the size of your DB and when your DB reaches 512 kb, it can no longer be used? Also, is the windows 2008 web licensing fee the same as windows 2003 web?

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Windows 2003 / 2008

Jul 21, 2008

I would like to get a windows 2003 or 2008 dedicated server to run some software and give some friends hosting locally.

Can someone please explain what must be done and HOW (win server newbie here) *after* the intial o/s install?

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

- apply IP range assigned to server

- serious security (the big one)

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Windows Licenses :: Rent Windows Server 2003 Web Edition?

Nov 17, 2008

Any company rent Windows Server 2003 Web Edition ?

SPLA and External licenses ?

With Micfrosoft need pay 2,000$

I wait your answerds.

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Windows Xp Rather Than Windows Server 2003?

Oct 30, 2008

Is there hosting that use windows xp rather than windows server 2003? What is the advantage of using windows server2003 anyway?

Most of the time I just need to run some programs that need huge bandwidth. If I want to host sites, I'll just use xamp.

I think windows xp license is cheaper.

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Windows Server 2008

Nov 5, 2009

i have really really tough question in windows server 2008

when i disable an account it gives the client message something like " your account is disabled"

the question here
does any one know here how to change this message at all ?

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Who Not Any Windows Server 2008 VPS

Jul 4, 2008

I've started to use Plesk 8.4 on Windows Server 2008 at work, and totally love it. The IIS7-native MS rewrite engine works pretty good. It's a dedicated box.

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).

Too bad IIS7 won't be on Server 2003.

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Windows 2008 Server

Apr 21, 2008

Windows 2008 has much more functions than the typical Windows 2003, wonder anyone has any guide on how to best secure this server? Any resources available on the Internet?

Also any additional anti virus and firewall recommended for this?

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Windows Server 2008

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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Windows Server 2008?

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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Windows Server 2008 - CPU Limits

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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Cpanel On Windows Server 2008

Apr 13, 2009

Do any one have the updates when the Cpanel is going to release its control panel for windows servers 2008, I heard it was supposed to be released in last year but seems yet to come.

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Antivirus For Windows Server 2008

Jun 20, 2008

any suggestion on antivirus for windows server 2008?

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PHP On IIS7 And Windows Server 2008

Oct 14, 2009

Background: I work for a small microsoft based web dev company who is slowly starting to do more PHP based work. To date we've run these sites (mostly WP) through IIS6 on Windows Server 2003 although this presents problems around mod rewrites etc.

We're at a stage where we can make a decision between upgrading our existing server to IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 which seems to have better support for running PHP and all it entails - OR - getting a Linux box.

As a developer my preference is for the Linux server although the finance department ain't too keen on paying for another server.

Question: Have you experienced any significant problems in hosting PHP on IIS7 on WS 2008 alongside .NET apps? Are there any concrete technical reasons why we shouldn't use this set up?

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Windows Server 2008 Or Red Hat Enterpirse

May 14, 2009

What should i use for my home server that i am starting red hat linux or Windows server 2008

I want to use cpanel x11

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Windows WEB Server 2008 -stand Alone

Oct 12, 2008

I'm working with a local ISP and we're working on getting some windows hosting going (he's been 100% linux thus far). We're trying to ensure that we can host my e-commerce site on Windows Web Server 2008. It seems like it does exactly what we want - we can run a sql exress instance on it and just host the site on that same box. that's all we want to do.

The ISP talked to some sort of Microsoft software reseller who's trying to convince him that Web Server 2008 requires Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (or some other version anyway) implying taht Web Server 2008 is simply an addon type of thing and has to run on top of another OS. Can anyone clear this up definitively?

Also, are there any MAXimum system reqs for Web Server? I seem to remember reading somewhere you could only run 4 CPUs and like 4 gigs of ram or something with Web Server 2008.

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Experiences Of Windows Server 2008

Apr 3, 2008

anyone using windows 2008 server?

how is it going for you?

i've heard it can take up quite a bit of hdd space - how much does it take up for you?

is it worth upgrading from 2003?

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Leaseweb And Windows Server 2008

Nov 13, 2008

I just ordered an Express Server 6 with Windows server 2008 from leaseweb a 3-4 days ago and they have provided me with login information for the server

I can't really connect to it.. I'm using windows XP pro SP3, would this cause any problems? I also have a static ip and all.

It doesn't work from anywhere, not my house nor other places.

I'm guessing leaseweb screwed up on this one right? I have contacted their support but have had no reply in over 2 days.

I used to use leaseweb but I cancelled my subcribtion so I'm guessing the problem is elsewhere.

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Windows Server 2008 On PowerEdge 850

Nov 18, 2008

I got a Dell PowerEdge 850 a couple of years ago, with a 2.8Ghz P4D processor and 2GB RAM. It's currently on CentOS 4 and running quite well with H-Sphere. I host on it a couple of sites coded in PHP, and sometimes a game server or two.

I'm currently thinking of moving on to Windows Server 2008 as I'm intending to put up a web app using ASP.Net. As you can see, my system isn't really a beefy machine, and I was wondering if I would be able to run the new OS on it and continue to be able to achieve a satisfactory performance?

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Windows Server 2008 S.M.A.R.T Monitor

May 6, 2008

in the direction of a S.M.A.R.T client for Windows Server 2008 that matches as many of the following as possible:

- Lightweight
- Free
- Quite good

I'm not looking for one that hooks into explorer or even runs all the time. Something that runs periodically (shceduled task) and polls information, mailing / popping up an alert if it finds a problem.

Basically something like the smartmontools for Linux / unix.

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Windows Server 2008 And IIS7

May 16, 2007

Sharing with everyone yesterday's official announcement of 'Windows Server 2008' being the name of Microsoft's next generation server platform.

The Windows Server 2008 product information Web site is now online here.

And also for IIS7 a Go Live license is now available with Beta 3 of Windows Server 2008 that allows you to put Windows2008/IIS7 into testing/production so that you can begin preparing your hosting services for next year when the product becomes generally available. Become a featured IIS7 Beta Hoster.

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Windows Server 2008 Web Edition :: Come With Hyper-V?

Apr 26, 2009

Does it come with Hyper-V?



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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler

Mar 30, 2009

I have a daily task scheduled to run a .bat file which basically runs a query and sends some email reports. My coding is in PHP. The bat file and script works fine when run manually however when I set it up to run in the task scheduler it says it runs but it does not.

The result returns this code (0xFF).

Does anyone know how to get this running successfully?

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Windows Server 2008, Can't Copy Files

May 31, 2009

I rent windows dedicated server for just about a month, but I never had problem.

When I copy files on my home computer and then paste them onto server's drive, files begin copying, but after some time they stop copying and I hear double beep sound.

Time after which they stop copying is random.

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WIndows Server 2008 VPS Setup Considerations

May 29, 2009

I've just purchased a Windows Server 2008 VPS plan with a hosting provider. With that I have needed to open up several ports - 21 (FTP), 25 & 110 (Mail) on Windows Firewall.

My first question is about security on those ports. So far I've just opened them in Windows Firewall and that's it. Is there anything in particular I should consider to keep those ports secure?

I've also had to install a mail server. So far I've installed the standard version of MailEnable and have it running fine. The problem I see is that the standard version has no spam filtering and no virus checking.

So I did some more looking into all this and found SmarterMail, the free version. The thing that gives this potential comes straight off their site... "SmarterTools understand what it is like to be part of a growing company. Budgets are tight, and often money is not available for software expenses.". This is exatly where I'm at, a small business with no software budget, at least not for now.

After looking into it, it appears as though we would have to pay for spam/virus protection when using MailEnable, because this is for commercial use (Maybe there's some free spam/vrus software for MailEnasble I'm not aware of), but we would have that included with SmarterMail. As an added note, this VPS facility is for a single domain and I realise that SmarterMail only allows for 10 accounts, but we can live with that for now.

Does anyone have real world experince using MailEnable vs. SmarterMail in this kind of scenraio? If so, from experience, what do you think is the best option?

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Windows 2008 Permissions And Filezilla Server

Jun 26, 2009

I'm running FileZilla Server on Windows Server 2008 Web Edition SP2. Everything works fine but I need to figure out how to make FileZilla set permissions on a file after its uploaded.

What is happening when I upload a file to the web server using through FileZilla Server the only permissions set on the file are for

So when I try to access the file through a website I get a 401 - Unauthorized error and I have to go through and manually set the permissions every time on the server.

I need to find out how to make FileZilla setup the correct permissions on the file for the IIS user. Any help would be appreciated.

My Sever setup
IIS 7.0
Windows Server 2008 Web Edition
FileZilla Server
8GB Ram

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Windows 2008 Server + Plesk: Security

Jun 17, 2009

I would like to setup a new dedicated server with the following:

- Windows Server Standard 2008 64bit Edition

- Plesk control panel


Anyone know of a thorough tutorial on securing/optimizing a Windows 2008 server (even with Plesk) for a shared hosting environment?


Considering Plesk's rip-off pricing, any free and quality alternatives to their products?

- plesk dr.web antivirus

- acronis trueimage backup

- plesk powerpack (I guess $24.99/mo lease isn't too horrible)

I basically want to replicate a Cpanel shared/reseller hosting environment, but with Plesk since Cpanel for Windows is not yet available and been delayed forever.

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SQL Server 2005 On Windows 2008 Web Edition

Nov 17, 2008

I was trying to bring down license fee for a customer who needed SQL Server on Windows Server.

realised that MS has released a fix to install the SQL Server 2005 on a Windows 2008 Web Edition.[url]
The license fee for the web edition is lower than the standard version.

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