+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21
Windows Server 2008 Thread, Any Problems With Server 2008? in Technical; Originally Posted by Michael I also read that just after one month (April 2008), 2008 Server has already received a ...
  1. #16

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,156
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I also read that just after one month (April 2008), 2008 Server has already received a security hotfix which I am surprised about. I hope this trend doesn't continue and that it's a one off!
    Would you rather that they didn't bother to fix problems?

    I don't think that any program (beyond "Hello World" type apps) has ever been released without some kind of problem - the key thing is always whether the manufacturer fixes problems when they are alerted to them. Historically, Microsoft were bad at dealing with this but for a good few years now they've responded quickly to problems (hence "patch Tuesday") and have a much better security record.

  2. #17

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Bendigo, Victoria
    Posts
    1
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    I just finished building 2 new Quad Core Xeon servers with Server 2008 Std x64. I must say I found it much simpler to setup and get going over 2003. There's a few good improvements which you dont realize until you go back to a 2003 box.

    About the only issue I've found so far is copying files between mapped drives, where sometimes it copies REALLY slowly, then bombs out - it's a known issue according to a few posts around the net. Apart from that, and the unstable Hyper-V (both the included beta and the RC0 update), it's fantastic.

    A few things to be aware of if you are thinking of updating, especially if you have XP clients, is to disable AutoTuning and RSS using NETSH. Google "slow vista RDP" for the actual fix - it applies to 2008 too.

  3. 2 Thanks to st00175:

    Netman (11th April 2008), speckytecky (6th June 2008)

  4. #18
    amcevoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Burnley
    Posts
    35
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    We are having a few .net based problems..

  5. #19
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,813
    Thank Post
    906
    Thanked 420 Times in 353 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    87
    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    I'm thinking of rebuilding my network over the Summer and have just put 2008 Enterprise x64 on one of my new servers.

    The interface is very different from 2003 and I'm wondering if there is a problem whether it's going to be easy to find and diagnose, or cause longer downtime, especially as I don't have a service agreement or any help whatsoever.
    Yes that's exactly the problem, it may be Microsoft's most stable server OS yet, but I wouldn't want to be in a disaster recovery situation with limited help on Google and a problem I simply couldn't fix because no one else has had that problem yet.

    Servers to me should be stable and simply work, when there is a problem it should be easy to diagnose and fix.

    I don't see the point in upgrading for the sake of upgrading, even if you want to future proof your network.

  6. Thanks to zag from:

    speckytecky (6th June 2008)

  7. #20

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,736
    Thank Post
    911
    Thanked 1,331 Times in 811 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    447
    I have been playing with 2008 and hyper v and just having a go of it all and its brilliant. I love the new interfaces for the most part and find it fairly easy to use.

  8. #21

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    Would you rather that they didn't bother to fix problems?

    I don't think that any program (beyond "Hello World" type apps) has ever been released without some kind of problem - the key thing is always whether the manufacturer fixes problems when they are alerted to them. Historically, Microsoft were bad at dealing with this but for a good few years now they've responded quickly to problems (hence "patch Tuesday") and have a much better security record.
    I agree problems should be fixed, but I was just so surprised a patch was released so soon after its release. I think also (as other people have pointed out), 2008 Server is still very new and it doesn't matter whether "SP1" is mentioned in its build name. It needs to be tried and tested. I think realistically 2008 SP2 should be the time I take it more seriously, but also I'll be running XP SP3 by then too.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Problems with Football Manager 2008 on Vista Laptop
    By aliv25 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 2nd September 2008, 11:08 AM
  2. Windows Server 2000 DC to Server 2008 DC
    By ZeroHour in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 25th March 2008, 10:57 PM
  3. Windows Server 2008
    By Quackers in forum Windows
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 7th February 2008, 08:39 PM
  4. Play with Server 2008
    By ranj in forum Windows
    Replies: 75
    Last Post: 4th February 2008, 11:16 PM
  5. Moving to Server 2008?
    By localzuk in forum Windows
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 22nd January 2008, 04:35 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •