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I love Windows 2008 Server.
« on: 30 May 2010, 13:41 »
I just downloaded and installed Windows 2008 server. I am going to marry it.

Everything is so fucking simple to do. Terrorists could bomb your keyboard and you will still be able to stop them with your incredible account suspending abilities via mouse. For active directory / ldap based shit configuration is incredibly easy. Getting cygwin working on it properly was also quite easy. Windows 2008 is much like 2003 except that now it comes with some pretty interesting add ons for Active Directory. There is an add on for a HTTPS SSO that you can use in website development for authentication, which seemed pretty neat. Yet, the whole system has a very private feel about it. As usual it has stubborn old IIS.

Yet that is the problem using cygwin seems to solve quite well. Building Apache 2.2.0 is simple enough, and makes the system much nicer. There are also good Windows builds but using cygwin leaves the option of being able to add modules later. All Windows really needs is a BSD ports tree for this kind of shit and Linux is finished.

On Windows Server 2008 on the first boot it took me about 30 minutes to have DNS, DHCP, BOOTP, Active Directory, Deployment Services, and L2TP running. Cygwin took a while after to download and install, one could just keep a tarball of c:\cygwin for multiple servers. All this that quickly is impressive and feels deliciously lavish even with the sacrafice of 'total control' (you know, like how you have 'total control' of the downstream Linux devs) over the system it seems worth it for small and medium sized networks.

Also I think it makes a joke of everyone here about seven years ago including me there is also a feature for BIND secondaries under the Windows DNS server.

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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #1 on: 30 May 2010, 19:26 »
Oh, is Server 2008 freeware?  I didn't know that you could just download and install it whenever you felt like it.

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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #2 on: 30 May 2010, 21:41 »
I also didn't know you could marry it.

I'd marry it, and get a divorce. And then I'd never need to work. Flawless.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #3 on: 30 May 2010, 23:23 »
Oh, is Server 2008 freeware?  I didn't know that you could just download and install it whenever you felt like it.

I don't think Microsoft really care about me pirating their stuff. They are too busy suing Government schools and Government offices. Microsoft could give that money back to the taxpayer in a Bill Gates as Robin Hood PR stunt!
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #4 on: 30 May 2010, 23:26 »
I also didn't know you could marry it.

I'd marry it, and get a divorce. And then I'd never need to work. Flawless.

Keep not working, you might just never make something of yourself one day.

How did not working become an ideal? I personally blame Calum Carlyle for raising us wrong.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #5 on: 30 May 2010, 23:50 »
My post was a joke.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #6 on: 31 May 2010, 00:24 »
Mine was a passive observation followed by a joke. We have something in common. Want to have gay sex?
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #7 on: 31 May 2010, 10:49 »
Other than Novell and Mandriva, there are no real good directory servers out there.
Lots of organizations choose Windows Server 2008 R2 to do that, even if they run Linux desktops.

People say Linux focusses a lot on servers, but on directory services, Microsoft is beating it.

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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #8 on: 31 May 2010, 15:30 »
Other than Novell and Mandriva, there are no real good directory servers out there.
Lots of organizations choose Windows Server 2008 R2 to do that, even if they run Linux desktops.

People say Linux focusses a lot on servers, but on directory services, Microsoft is beating it.

You could be strung out on heroin and still get ActiveDirectory to work. When it comes to web servers and databases there are a lot of security considerations involving the Internet. Yet, when you have a virtually standalone server on your business network, you never need to update it or intervene in any way with Windows 2008. It allows one to be incredibly lazy, and for what it does, I really like that.

When it comes to VPNs as well, I like Server 2008 because I can be lazy. OpenSWAN takes a lot more work than Remote Access Services.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #9 on: 1 June 2010, 16:35 »
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How did not working become an ideal? I personally blame Calum Carlyle for raising us wrong.
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My post was a joke.
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Mine was a passive observation followed by a joke. We have something in common. Want to have gay sex?
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #10 on: 1 June 2010, 18:40 »
The thing is were not kids, I'm 22 and Declan is like 19 or something. Yourlife is the new kid on the block.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #11 on: 2 June 2010, 10:34 »
thanks for the reminder, in some cases it can be hard to tell which of you are kids, especially for someone as old and senile as me.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #12 on: 2 June 2010, 22:36 »
I tried that defense in court on statutory rape charges. It didn't end well.
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #13 on: 12 June 2010, 00:20 »
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Re: I love Windows 2008 Server.
« Reply #14 on: 12 June 2010, 12:42 »
You know what's bullshit on Windows Server? Updates.

Without a WSUS server, there are no automatic updates. You still have to configure Internet Explorer 8's "accelerators", and have to click "Next" all the time on a new service pack. For the trouble that is configuring a WSUS server, it isn't worth it for just a few servers.