Windows Thread, State of server OSes - April 2012 in Technical; Just a little poll to keep the mind going.
With Windows Server 8 not that far away what do we ...
27th April 2012, 12:32 AM #1
State of server OSes - April 2012
Just a little poll to keep the mind going.
With Windows Server 8 not that far away what do we all consider to be our main 'Windows Server OS' - by main I mean the one most of your services run off.
27th April 2012, 12:58 AM #2
Difficult question for our school. I put 2008R2 as most 'windows services' run from 2008R2. However we have far more 2003 servers that run a single service (RDP,Citrix). We have more applications running on linux than both put together (not counting citrix applications). only pay for a license where its needed.
27th April 2012, 01:36 AM #3
Only got Server 2008 R2 for Windows servers
27th April 2012, 09:18 AM #4
2008R2 throughout here, but will not be making wholesale changes to Server 8 when released and will migrate as and when required.
27th April 2012, 09:38 AM #5
2008 R2 for the most part. The only servers that are running 2003 are the Exchange servers, the RM DCs and a couple of legacy file servers. Oh and the Exchange brick level backup proxy but only because I couldn't get that going on anything more modern!
27th April 2012, 09:41 AM #6
Our DC's and terminal server are still on 2003.
But the rest are 2008 R2 now.
27th April 2012, 09:56 AM #7
Running 2008 on most things, 2003 left on a few legacy servers, 2008 R2 where hardware allows, avoiding putting 2003 on anything unless legacy hardware or software limits.
27th April 2012, 10:21 AM #8
@zag Can i ask why you havent upgraded your DC's please? This is where i usually start when upgrading server OS.
Originally Posted by zag
27th April 2012, 10:26 AM #9
Runnig 2008 RC2 as DC's But file serv and mail is on 2003. Scheme is still on 2003. But hopefully changing to 2008 within the next few months. (once more windows 7 desktops have came in)
27th April 2012, 10:30 AM #10
I'm in the same position as @zag so I'll reply as well!
Originally Posted by FN-GM
As I've needed to replace a server (or servers if consolidating) I've put 2008 or 2008R2 as appropriate. Unfortunately I haven't yet needed to replace the DCs or had the budget to replace them as a nicety - hopefully I will have the budget this summer.
27th April 2012, 10:34 AM #11
Mainly 2008 R2 VMs but a couple of 2003 physical machines to move over or for little management software VMs where compatibility could be dubious
27th April 2012, 10:34 AM #12
Going to be retiring our last 2003 R2 server during Half Term, will then be running 2008 R2 on all servers, with only a Linux box for filtering that is non MS (1xRMCC4FRDC,1xRMCC4SDC,1xEXCH2010,1xDiskbox,1xRDP/WebServer,1xAdminDC)
27th April 2012, 10:39 AM #13
Yeh good question
Originally Posted by FN-GM
Mainly because there is no need to upgrade the DC's. They just log people on and off so I don't see the point other than the ability of DCHP to ban addresses on 2008
Saying that I will do it eventually. Just need to be brave enough really.
27th April 2012, 12:17 PM #14
Only 2003 server left here is what was the old Hebron server, I've kept it on as a print server and will move printing to 2008R2 when we migrate to W7 in the summer.
Then again I totally rebuilt the network last year so made sense to start from scratch with 2008R2
27th April 2012, 12:37 PM #15
All 2008 R2 here and not looking to move for a very long time, the DC & Exchange are 2k8 R2 - Exchange being 2010 SP1.
Our old phone system used to run Server 2003 with no service packs.;.. I'm glad thats gone now (off the network anyway).
Everything else we run (VM's, Sendmail, Postfix, HTTP, Samba) all Linux Servers running on a Linux KVM server.
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