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    Windows 2003 R2

    Has anyone used the print management facility in R2 yet?

    Reading the article on http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...indows-R2.html it looks quite good (if it works)

    Just ordered a R2 disc (schools agreement) to rebuild a server during half term.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Waiting to build a new server so i can do this two and get rid of logon scripts.

    Also 2003 rc2 has improved DFS as now only parts of updated files are replicated as opposed to the whole file.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    It does look very good, though you do need to have a script applied via GPOs, I think it's a Startup one.

    Unfortunately we don't have the money to upgrade all our servers at the moment

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Im going to be doing the same soon. it's costing about £44 a server.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Is that Standard or Enterprise?

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    That'll be standard I'd have thought Ramesys?

    Wes

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    That'll be standard I'd have thought Ramesys?

    Wes
    That was standard but now you have said that I better check the feature list as I only made an initial enquiry yesterday and didnt give that much thought.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Let me know if you enquire about Enterprise, I was quoted £272 per server from Ramesys.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    Let me know if you enquire about Enterprise, I was quoted £272 per server from Ramesys.
    Holy $^%^%^ . Yes I will have get some prices although I doubt they will be much different and see what version I need.

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...efeatures.mspx

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Having looked through the comparison sheet I am still unsure why I would need Enterprise edition. It doesnt however state about features like the file filters and printer jiggery pokery on there as I can see. Would anyone like to enlighten me?

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    Let me know if you enquire about Enterprise, I was quoted £272 per server from Ramesys.
    I just ordered one for £50 from them - outright purchase as they don't do one under the schools agreement.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    It does look very good, though you do need to have a script applied via GPOs, I think it's a Startup one.

    Unfortunately we don't have the money to upgrade all our servers at the moment
    There is an executable (called pushprinterconnections.exe or something similar iirc) that needs to be run as either a startup or a login script. What that does is look at the OU the user/pc account is in and see if there are any per user/PC deployed printers present. If there are, it automagically maps them. You can chose whether the printer is mapped per user or per PC with the print management console.

    Sadly per PC mapping doesn't work in Win2k but per user works well enough.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    For my R2 I paid £46 for mine (from Ramesys - SST Agreement)

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    So Im assuming I just need standard then as that has the two main features I want? Well I only really want the file filtering but the printer thing is a bonus even though its already taken care off at the mo.

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    Re: Windows 2003 R2

    Yup, you'd be right there. Enterprise does have some advantages but if its just file and print management you're looking at, Standard will do you fine.

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