Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:21 PM
As first, the idea after WHS is a really good one but...
It's to easy to get into the Services of Server 2k3 (like System Control and more). Also the access to the IIS settings and more.
A really nice Idea would be to cut any access to things like this once, other ways it would be possible to buy a WHS for small amount of cash and run it like a full W2k Server (with IIS / PHP / SQL / possible Domainserver and much more)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:39 PMModeratorYou can bet good money that they’ll start pulling some of that stuff out of the box in later betas so that in the final version so that WHS sales don’t take away from the SBS and Windows Server markets.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:57 PMIt's a very fine line they have to walk. My understanding is that WHS is supposed to be for my parents, and for me (the enthusiast). If they pull some of that stuff I won't use it and thus neither will my parents.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:59 PMToo bad we can't install the WHS software on to an existing Server 2003, as I would like the best of both worlds. The fewer the boxes the better.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 10:28 PMModerator
DannOh: Their primary target is our parents, while you and I are desired, we would tend to fall in between a WHS and a SBS and in either case... they win.
evandena: There will likely be a future version of SBS or some version of Longhorn server that will include WHS like functionality for business environments... unfortunately though if they did make WHS an add-on to 2003 Server the actual cost of the product would likely be far higher as you’d end up having to license two separate pieces of software instead of just one.