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    Question gameing and win 2k3 server?

    i just wiped my dell optiplex 150(p3 1ghz 512ram) from xp pro and threw on win 2003 enterprise server... and well... i cant find no drivers that work on this thing... my creative labs extigy wont load at start and when i try to play rise of nations the game crashes after intro and says graphics drivers failed to initialize...anyone here know if i can use 2003 server? (nt5.2 kernal officialy) hell, i had alot more luck getting things to work with longhorn (NT 6.0 officialy) build 4028... ok maybe im too 31337 4 m3 0wn good... anyone got sugestions on how i can get stuff to work? this ISNT going to be a gaming box, just a file server and Domain server, i just havent finished my new box yet.(busy moving into my new pad)

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    You can but there are a lot of things that are not enabled buy default, because i is a Server OS not workstation. DirectX is another thing.

    http://www.imbored.biz/DirectX/

    You need to download the drivers for your soundcard, the XP ones should work.

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    ok, maybe i lead u on like im an idiot. i used xp drivers for my sound card and have DX9b on here have all the patches for the os and newest video drivers. but thanx for the link, it helped out a bit.

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    Whats 2k3 like? is there much of a difference from XP ?

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    Well its a server based OS, so none of the usual enhancements come set up as default as in XP Pro. Its dedicated for serving rather than gaming. Most of the driver sets aren't there, like sound cards, network cards etc. Persoanlly if you wanted to play games, stick with XP Pro.

    Kinda like Windows 2000 Server is to Windows 2000 Pro.

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    Ahh ok, i'll stick wif me XP then
    Im guess 2003 is easier for setting up mail/ftp/web servers etc..
    Well, more reliable at doing it at least....

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    haha im mcse in win2000 server advanced server and desktop, so i know this ****, i was lookin for maybe someone who had expiriance with gaming on a server os, its a bitch, none of my drivers relly work %100 like this morning i just booted and all of a sudden sound works, when last night it didnt, the drivers crashed on boot-up. its not gona be a gaming box, i just got board and wana play games on it for lans and what-not. -->acidrainy--> its relly ermm, diferent, not relly better, none of the 'fluffy' visuals of xp(saves ram and cpu cycles)and internet is a bitch to work with, its so secure it wont even go to microsoft.com without u needing to tell the pc its "ok". but its alright not a good gaming box, but i got my domain set-up real fast so thats kinda cool, oh wmp9 works on here

    [took out the bad word - pmk24]
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    It's based on the XP code, but primarily geared for server applications. I thought about switiching to it as my main o/s as my comp is kind of a server on my LAN, but I changed my mind and stuck with XP, didn't want all the head aches of trying to get games to run, just don't have the time.

    Might play with it a bit once I get a second system going, but that won't be for a while yet.

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