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Administering Windows Server 2003 from Windows Vista

One of the more popular questions on our Windows Server “Longhorn” discussion forums is around the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack. In particular, people have been asking why they can’t use the Admin Pack on Windows Vista. It can be installed, but it gives error messages and many of the administration tools seem to...

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Windows Server virtualization – a perfect stocking stuffer

Twas the week before Christmas and all through Redmond, not a creature was stirring … except for the Windows Server virtualization development team. These folks gave some select partners early bits (private beta) of Windows Server virtualization (aka, Viridian; aka, hypervisor). Sharing this type of technology with a small group of partners for testing is standard practice. A...

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NEC Demos Dynamic Partitioning of CPU and Memory using Longhorn Server

NEC’s news release today says the following: NEC Corporation today announced it has demonstrated the world’s first dynamic partitioning of CPU and memory resources on the Beta 2 version of Microsoft Windows Server, code-named “Longhorn,” using NEC’s enterprise server Express5800/1320Xf. Express5800/1320Xf is a large-scale, high-reliability server that can run up to 32 Intel 64-bit Dual-Core...

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File and block unite!

Hi all – Claude Lorenson, group product manager for Microsoft storage here.  There’s no question that managing the ever-growing “data deluge” is a challenge for many organizations. For a lot of companies, data growth outpaces IT budgets.  Add compliance, security, and business continuity needs to the mix, and it’s clear why data storage continues to...

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Big storage for small business

Iomega today announced their new StorCenter network attached storage products for small and medium business, powered by Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.  Iomega does a good job building (and pricing) storage products that make file and print painless for small companies.  This is their first solution built on R2.  Windows Storage Server continues to maintain over 50%...

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TechNet Webcast: Windows Server Longhorn and Windows Vista

During this Webcast, David Lowe and David Zipkin will look deeper into the technologies that make the combination of Windows Server  “Longhorn” and Windows Vista a compelling solution for enterprise organizations. They’ll explore features that help you manage offline files, Group Policy, networking, quality of service, security and deployment. David is a senior product manager, and David is a product...

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