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So you learn to use it and eventually depend on it. Then Microsoft can charge the business that you recommend to use it $900.
I suppose they are getting it out to someone who would have never in a million years purchased it. Since they are giving it away to students perhaps they want IT students and such to get used to it so that it is more encouraged for the corporate atmosphere once they graduate.
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FWIW,

Duckie is right, the next release of WHS is going to be out soon. The current version is based on Server 2003 and is 32 bit only. The new version is going to be based on Server 2008 64 bit only (last time I checked). Hopefully they will include RAID support...

One of the best resources for WHS is; http://www.wegotserved.com/

Lots of news and useful info and applications. I run WHS at home and have hesitated upgrading to the new version since it is still in beta.
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Funny, I was looking at WHS and saw that V2 will not have Drive Extender, so that is a no go for me. I think WHS V1 is what I am going to be using.
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Funny, I was looking at WHS and saw that V2 will not have Drive Extender, so that is a no go for me. I think WHS V1 is what I am going to be using.
Yeah, most people who use WHS are pretty upset about drive extender being dropped. I head a rumor that it will be back in R2 or SP1 whatever comes first. Just a rumor though. This is probably the main reason I have not upgraded.
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i have whs and it is great.
i am not upgrading to the next version unless the put drive extender back in.

imho, drive extender is the best feature. You can just add or delete a drive of any size and it will deal with everything (vs. setting up a raid, needing similarr sized drives, etc).

Overtime it has become a very useful place for my old parts to go - q6600+motherboard, couple of 250g drives, some 500g drives, etc.
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i have whs and it is great.
i am not upgrading to the next version unless the put drive extender back in.

imho, drive extender is the best feature. You can just add or delete a drive of any size and it will deal with everything (vs. setting up a raid, needing similarr sized drives, etc).

Overtime it has become a very useful place for my old parts to go - q6600+motherboard, couple of 250g drives, some 500g drives, etc.
Same here.

Although the veteran system administrator in me wants to be able to use my expensive raid card where drive extender capability is handled by the controller.
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