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Windows Server 2008 RC0 released today

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:39 am
by jwborc39963
I dont have access to anyone's FTPs, but im sure someone has it already. I am downloading it from connect at about 2MBps (gotta love college!).

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:23 am
by Vista Ultimate R2
It's also available to non-Connect testers - http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalce ... 83571.aspx

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:33 am
by m4rkuz
here are some linkz:

Windows Server 2008 RC0 Standard Edition x86

http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... EN_DVD.iso

Windows Server 2008 RC0 Standard Edition x64

http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... EN_DVD.iso


Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:30 am
by Ludacris
this is not vista, right?
if yes and happy downloading to me 2 moz @school:P

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:23 pm
by Rob Jansen
No, this is the server version, looks like vista but with only windows classic.
More stable then build 6000 of the RTM

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:44 pm
by Luckie
DjRob wrote:No, this is the server version, looks like vista but with only windows classic.
no, you can also enable Aero

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:44 pm
by empireum
They said it's the first build to include Viridian. Sounds interesting. I wonder if they'll include it in all (or the most editions) or only in some...

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:46 pm
by cooled
empireum wrote:They said it's the first build to include Viridian. Sounds interesting. I wonder if they'll include it in all (or the most editions) or only in some...
viridian is x64 only its in all the editions except for web.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:49 am
by Rob Jansen
Oh i saw in the themes folder the aero folder but it was empty.
Maybe another build?

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:41 am
by Luckie
no other Build. Install Desktop Experience to get Aero (Glass)

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:27 am
by empireum
Quite a nice build indeed, some minor branding changes in Setup compared to 16648.

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:21 pm
by Rhade™
damn i hate this rename of there OS'es every OS the same fu**

Windows.NET Server 2003 ren Windows Server 2003
Longhorn Server ren Windows Server 2008

If I get my new System i will test it, now it has the German Language included and it will be fine for me

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:03 pm
by Vista Ultimate R2
It was never going to be called Longhorn Server, just like Vista was never going to be called Longhorn [client] - "Longhorn" was just the code name for NT6. Windows .NET Server 2003 was however going to be called that (its codename was Whistler Server, again taking the codename of the client OS upon which is what based), the .NET was only dropped at the very last minute, even later than RC2 I think.

One interesting thing is that I see in the screenshots above it still says "Version 6.0 Build 6001" - will they not change it to NT 6.1 at some point, like Server 2003 was a .1 increment greater than XP?

Edit: one more thing, Paul Thurrott has some screenshots said to be RC0 and they are still branded as Longhorn Server - is he actually running a slightly older version, or is it that they've put the 2008 branding into the Web Server SKU shown here but not the edition that he's running?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:07 pm
by hounsell
Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:One interesting thing is that I see in the screenshots above it still says "Version 6.0 Build 6001" - will they not change it to NT 6.1 at some point, like Server 2003 was a .1 increment greater than XP?
I always thought this too, but it now looks as if they aren't...
I don't know why.

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:14 pm
by empireum
Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:One interesting thing is that I see in the screenshots above it still says "Version 6.0 Build 6001" - will they not change it to NT 6.1 at some point, like Server 2003 was a .1 increment greater than XP?

Edit: one more thing, Paul Thurrott has some screenshots said to be RC0 and they are still branded as Longhorn Server - is he actually running a slightly older version, or is it that they've put the 2008 branding into the Web Server SKU shown here but not the edition that he's running?
Good question, maybe this will be done later. Ah, about .NET Server 2003, the final name was introduced after Build 3742 which is significantly newer than RC2; so it was really renamed "in the last minute".

Thurrott's screenshots say SP1, v.126, which tells us this is not the RC0. The RC0 is SP1, v.275 IIRC. All editions of the RC0 (SP1 v.275) are branded like the Web Server (btw, is it just me, or does "Windows Web Server 2008" sound better than "Windows Server 2008 Web (Edition)"?).

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:17 pm
by Rhade™
Dito !

Windows Web Server 2008 - Sounds better

@Vista Ultimate R2 : I know this, also that the NET was renamed in the last minute - but the same OS name since years and years and years sucks . . .

they define this OS as new and inovativ but the name is the same a shame hehe