Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [El Reg] Why Windows 8 server is a game-changer
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[El Reg] Why Windows 8 server is a game-changer - Page 2

post #11 of 27
If anyone was wondering, Windows Server 8 also forces Metro. Despite all of the great new features, I think most companies will stick with Server 2008 so they don't have to deal with the poor quality Metro apps and the general headache that comes with trying to use a tablet OS as a server. They might as well call it "Windows Server, 8 people are going to buy this" rolleyes.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670k ASUS Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 OCZ Vertex 3 WD6401AALS WD5000AAKS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 elementary OS Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM LG W2442PA-BF 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX750W Corsair Graphite 600T Logitech G700 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670k ASUS Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB Kingston Hyper-X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 OCZ Vertex 3 WD6401AALS WD5000AAKS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 elementary OS Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM LG W2442PA-BF 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX750W Corsair Graphite 600T Logitech G700 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 27
Does this thing have Drive Extender? That's what I love about the first WHS.
post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post

If anyone was wondering, Windows Server 8 also forces Metro. Despite all of the great new features, I think most companies will stick with Server 2008 so they don't have to deal with the poor quality Metro apps and the general headache that comes with trying to use a tablet OS as a server. They might as well call it "Windows Server, 8 people are going to buy this" rolleyes.gif

I bet Windows 8 will make tablets a main stay for companies, making a Metro UI not only critical, more more efficient to use for the upcoming Windows Server.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k  MSI z68ma-EP55 4870 1GB 8GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1333 (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
60GB OCZ V2 SSD and lots of mech drives DVD-ROM Windows 7 chronic edition BENQ 1680X1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis Freestyle PC Power and Cooling 610watt Lian Li PC-A04B wowpen joy 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k  MSI z68ma-EP55 4870 1GB 8GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1333 (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
60GB OCZ V2 SSD and lots of mech drives DVD-ROM Windows 7 chronic edition BENQ 1680X1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis Freestyle PC Power and Cooling 610watt Lian Li PC-A04B wowpen joy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post

Does this thing have Drive Extender? That's what I love about the first WHS.
Storage Spaces. It's now a feature in all versions of Windows 8 (and generally improved, from what I understand of Drive Extender).
Edited by Xeio - 3/20/12 at 12:33pm
Micro Dance
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k z97i-plus EVGA GTX980 SC 16GB Team Xtreme 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
512GB Samsung SSD 830 NH-L12 Windows 10 EVGA Hadron Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Micro Dance
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k z97i-plus EVGA GTX980 SC 16GB Team Xtreme 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
512GB Samsung SSD 830 NH-L12 Windows 10 EVGA Hadron Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Quote:
That means that anyone can build an interface to control any aspect of Server 8 from any operating system they wish. If you want to run a fleet of Windows 8 servers from Linux, Microsoft is not only happy to help, it built components for that.
drool.gif I need this!


 

This.

Trinity
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
Trinity
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
AudioAudioOther
Sony SRS-T10PC USB Portable Speaker Realtek Onboard Audio Intel Centrino Desktop Wireless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Quote:
That means that anyone can build an interface to control any aspect of Server 8 from any operating system they wish. If you want to run a fleet of Windows 8 servers from Linux, Microsoft is not only happy to help, it built components for that.

drool.gif I need this!

166


Man Microsoft just stepped up to the plate and hit a massive Home Run here, booyah!

Quote:
Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post

WOAH. I think it's finally time for me to upgrade from Windows Home Server (2003). I wish it were easier to upgrade the OS.. From what I hear I can't just upgrade the OS like regular Windows OS and still have all of my own data. I need to somehow backup all of my server data, install WHS8 then "refill" my server.. frown.gif Wonder if they will make it easier with this version?


Dude everyone installs their server on one drive (the application server) and puts their data on another drive, or multiple drives in RAID, that way the can protect it from data loss... The OS may have to get reinstalled, a drive can fail, too much risk keeping everything on the same drive...

Sorry that you set this server up bad, definitely want to rethink ahead of the game here when you build your new server. biggrin.gif
Edited by _GTech - 3/20/12 at 12:45pm
The Rock
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
The Rock
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #17 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP View Post

I bet Windows 8 will make tablets a main stay for companies, making a Metro UI not only critical, more more efficient to use for the upcoming Windows Server.

It won't; apparently you cannot join ARM based windows tablets to a windows domain. If they change this or x86 CPU's in tablets take off it will be great, but at the moment it is kind of a terrible idea (not allow the ARM tablets to join to the domain that is).

It is sad because there is a massive hole right now for enterprise tablets and phones. Ipads are impossible to manage in >30 device enfironments, same for iphones; if microsoft gave enterprise management tools for Windows 8 devices, it would be a huge hit to apple.
Edited by trueg50 - 3/20/12 at 12:50pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 1.8 ghz (undervolted) ummm... Dell Intel X3100 2 x 1gb 667mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Fujitsu 7200 RPM 120gb CD-RW/DVD dual boot Vista business 1440x900 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 1.8 ghz (undervolted) ummm... Dell Intel X3100 2 x 1gb 667mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Fujitsu 7200 RPM 120gb CD-RW/DVD dual boot Vista business 1440x900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post

WOAH. I think it's finally time for me to upgrade from Windows Home Server (2003). I wish it were easier to upgrade the OS.. From what I hear I can't just upgrade the OS like regular Windows OS and still have all of my own data. I need to somehow backup all of my server data, install WHS8 then "refill" my server.. frown.gif Wonder if they will make it easier with this version?

This is NOT an upgrade to WHS. I am currently upgrading to WHS 2011 and it is a PITA to relocate my data on 5 separate drives...

Quote:
Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post

Does this thing have Drive Extender? That's what I love about the first WHS.

See above...

I am downloading the beta now to play.
Gaming rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8600 ASUS Striker Extreme eVga 8800 gts 640 OCZ Platinum 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD2500JS NEC DVD+-RW Windows XP SP3 2x LG L226WTX 22" widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Ultra Atx 600 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Mx 518 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8600 ASUS Striker Extreme eVga 8800 gts 640 OCZ Platinum 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD2500JS NEC DVD+-RW Windows XP SP3 2x LG L226WTX 22" widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ideazon Merc Stealth Ultra Atx 600 Cooler Master CM690 Logitech Mx 518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post

It won't; apparently you cannot join ARM based windows tablets to a windows domain. If they change this or x86 CPU's in tablets take off it will be great, but at the moment it is kind of a terrible idea (not allow the ARM tablets to join to the domain that is).
It is sad because there is a massive hole right now for enterprise tablets and phones. Ipads are impossible to manage in >30 device enfironments, same for iphones; if microsoft gave enterprise management tools for Windows 8 devices, it would be a huge hit to apple.

Within a year or 2 there will be X86 tablets and phones.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k  MSI z68ma-EP55 4870 1GB 8GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1333 (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
60GB OCZ V2 SSD and lots of mech drives DVD-ROM Windows 7 chronic edition BENQ 1680X1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis Freestyle PC Power and Cooling 610watt Lian Li PC-A04B wowpen joy 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k  MSI z68ma-EP55 4870 1GB 8GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1333 (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
60GB OCZ V2 SSD and lots of mech drives DVD-ROM Windows 7 chronic edition BENQ 1680X1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Kinesis Freestyle PC Power and Cooling 610watt Lian Li PC-A04B wowpen joy 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 27
See what above? Your multiple quote confuses me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by airbozo View Post

This is NOT an upgrade to WHS. I am currently upgrading to WHS 2011 and it is a PITA to relocate my data on 5 separate drives...
See above...
I am downloading the beta now to play.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › [El Reg] Why Windows 8 server is a game-changer