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    Windows Home Server Beta...

    Jus wondering, how many people got invites on this?

    Mine came through over a week ago, only just got round to downloading it. Anybody ahead of me that can shed light on what to expect?

    Cheers,

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    Viruses, trojans, unauthorised access, fragmention, toy admin tools, BSoDs, the usual I imagine
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    Optimistic one aren't we aidanjt?

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    I am on the beta too. Sounds interesting fo rthose of us who are not in the IT sector and cba to learn about server 2003, linux etc. Just need to source the hardware now!
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    I got emailed about it a few weeks ago, downloaded the ISOs and then reformatted this machine, woops!

    Gonna get 'em again soon and stick it on an old TIME machine i've got here (Athlon XP 2400/512MiB RAM etc), hopefully it'll run it ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidzer View Post
    Gonna get 'em again soon and stick it on an old TIME machine i've got here (Athlon XP 2400/512MiB RAM etc), hopefully it'll run it ok
    Not really looked at it, but as far as I know it's just a stripped down Server 2003, so that spec will be more than enough. It's just a means of transferring data really - there's not an awful lot more to it, spec wise. You could probably run it in a VMWare XP on a Celeron and not suffer any noticable slowdown

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    I've downloaded it, just dont really have a pc to dedicate to it at the mo, plus the one machine i could put it on, doesn't have a dvd drive in it and i dont have a ris server to hand...

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    You can download CD ISOs for it if you need to

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    I'll be building my box this week sometime. I actually think it's a pretty good idea - simplified server that automatically takes care of backing up your boxes and from what I read a simplified management of storage space

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    i got mine, havent had the time to download/install, but sounds like a great idea as its more simplified than using server2003 so more home users can use/configure it.

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    Does it come with IIS? (Or more importantly, IIS6 instead of the horrid IIS5 that comes with XP pro)?
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    IIS is certainly installed, as web management seems to be one of the options. I don't know what version is installed, however, as I'm not at home with the box I intend to run it on (Athlon 2000+ 512mb, 80gb Hard disk)

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    spooky, just saw this thread - I applied for this beta a few days ago

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    i must be the only person who applied who did not get the invite
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