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Am i being picky. RRS feed

  • Question

  • OK, i installed RC1 started ioff as ususal, i left it. Went to bed and picked up in the morning. Everything was fine.

    I noticed a couple of things during the file copy and base install phases.

    At the end of the blue screen copying files bit it says finished copying 2003 small business server. Then the first splash screen for the gui parts says installing 2003 server.

    For product branding i assume these will be changed to read home server. Silly i know but it's often the small stuff that gets left behind.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 7:56 PM

Answers

  • We have changed most of the branding, but there might be one or two places where you'll still see SBS or 2003. This will not affect functionality in any way.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:19 PM
  • These were known bugs and we decided not to hold up the RC release for the "Windows Server 2003" splashscreen that you see during the installation process and also the "Windows Windows Home Server" that you see on the desktop of the home server after installation completes.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:30 PM

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  • We have changed most of the branding, but there might be one or two places where you'll still see SBS or 2003. This will not affect functionality in any way.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:19 PM
  • These were known bugs and we decided not to hold up the RC release for the "Windows Server 2003" splashscreen that you see during the installation process and also the "Windows Windows Home Server" that you see on the desktop of the home server after installation completes.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:30 PM
  • Good catch and question...

     

    I would agree with the piont as most end home users my be taken aback by seeing that, then again, most initial home users will be people like the vast majority of the beta testers! Smile

    Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:30 PM
  • In fact, i think the functionality and stability have improved. With CTP i had random lockups, it would ping but that was all. If i rdp'd into it, i'd get the wallpaper with no login box.

    RC1 has been running since release with NO lockups. I also agree that mainly people who install server software will notice as we tend to watch the install process to check for errors.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 5:30 PM
  • Think the drop back to 'old world' blue install screen - currently labelled Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server Setup - could do with being hidden somehow. I was doing the install on an older laptop ( PIII 1GHz ) so noticed the screens for longer than some would have, and after the friendly consumer looking install with Home Server branding on it to be dropped down to a screen that has differing branding, and seems to be replicating a process that has just taken plan, it just stated it was copying all the files it needed so to repeat it again but with a differing looking screen could lead some to think the install is failing.

     

    Anyway it only stays in the SBS section for a few minutes before rebooting again back to the consumer friendly looking install screen branded correctly as Windows Home Server.

     

    Will there be a build available before final release with the install functionality corrected? 

     

    Thanks,

    Andy

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:20 AM
  • In fairness, most home users won't see it, as they'll be buying pre-installed boxes. Those who are installing the OEM version should be techie enough to not be fazed by that, especially those who've been on the beta Smile
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:26 AM
  • Being picky myself, the install was pretty good but two things worth raising:

     

    1 Once install kicked off in earnest, the GUI time estimates scarcely updated; it reported "setup will complete in 51 minutes" during copying files, I think, and this didn't change till there was a reboot, at which point it went down to 39 minutes.

     

    2 When the install did kick off (second GUI phase I think, the current activity button was an orange colour, whereas I think it was green before? My note isn't very clear now I reread it) I got a random dialog box up with a couple of tabs and some obvious areas marked out but no text or buttons, or possibly a blank one. I clicked on it to see what it was about and install told me that I didn't need to interfere and asked me if I wanted to cancel! I opted to continue and at some point that dialog disappeared.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:35 AM