Known issues with Win2008 Svr?

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  1. AVengeance

    AVengeance Active Member

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    I'll be upgrading our web server from Windows 2000 to Windows 2008 (yea yea yea, I'm a few years behind).

    I already know I have to 'intermediately' upgrade to Win2k3, which is irritating, but as long as it doesn't just go to hell in a handbasket, things should be fine. So when going from '03 to '08, what should I be looking to find or fix? Any wierd issues with the upgrade anyone could warn me of?

    How do you like Windows 2008? Does it look like XP, or worse?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ittech

    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    major changes in IIS 5 to IIS 7 are your #1 concern, you may have to do metabase foo or website changes to get it to work right.

    also server 2008 is the vista of the server OS's so it boots slow as shit and uses tons of ram on old hardware
     
  3. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Actually, ittech, my experience has been that while Server 2008 is definitely more resource-hungry (scalable graphics on a server? really?), it also has a lot of features that beat the shit out of Server 2003. Now that SP1 is out for Server 2008, I'd feel pretty good about rolling it out if I didn't already have a (relatively) large investment in Server 2003.

    Also, not everyone uses servers primarily for websites. It's definitely a consideration, but not a primary one for most companies.
     
  5. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    ...Server 2008 launched with "SP1" built-in.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    it did? Bah.
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    That's kind of funny actually.

    Microsoft Guy 1: "Look, one of the things people keep doing is waiting until we release the first Service Pack, before deploying. This of course makes the beta testing we force our customers to do more and more difficult. How can we get people to buy the software before the Service Pack is released?"
    Microsoft Guy 2: "What if we just relabled as SP1?"
    Microsoft Guy 1: "Brilliant!"
     
  8. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    That is exactly why it says "Service pack 1" for server 08. Retarded techs.
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    What's next - "Windows 7 - Final Version" as the first release :rofl:
     
  10. MadEmperor

    MadEmperor meh OT Supporter

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    Windows 7 SE... Otherwise known as Windows 8 :mamoru:
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    To be fair, it was in Beta for a year.
     
  12. dissonance

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    I know there has been a problem in Windows Server for some time related to I/Os. Where I work we are looking into using WUDSS (Windows Unified Data Storage Server) which is basically a Windows Server with more features.

    When Windows Server starts getting a high amount of I/Os its performance drops to 10-20% of what it should be and a lot of the data being written is corrupt. HDS, HP, and many others who use a Windows Server derivative in their NAS products have been working on their own and with MS to find a solution. So far there is no fix.
     
  13. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    Yeah.. Vista was in beta a long time and still had to have a service pack to get shit straight.
     

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