Pros: Great price on Web Server 2008 R2. FOR THOSE CONSIDERING THE OEM VERSION OF THIS PRODUCT: The OEM license can't be moved to a new physical machine once installed. If you think you're going to be moving the software to a new machine, you'd be violating the license. The full product (the item I'm r...
Pros: No problem with getting this shipped to me....had it within 4 business days! guess Newegg got the last reviewers shipping problem solved. I have always had great luck with buying software from these guys! A++ ...never worry about getting a pirated copy like u do at other internet value-based vendors
Summary: newegg offered the lowest price for this legitimate software. (other stores have sold me Not-For-Resale, so if its cheaper than newegg, probably isn't legal)
Pros: i was wondering how if i could use this on a vm, the package comes with a physical machine key and a virtual machine key- so I guess you can do one or the other. Accepted this vitual oem key for trial install- so i didn't have to reinstall the os.
Cons: asp.net 4.0 had a corrupt install, had to reinstall that component to get websites working
Summary: Unless you're needing a gigantic db or web-server, this is the software to use. It's quick, easily configurable, and won't let you down. You can do anything with this software if you know what you're doing. You can even configure it to be your router if you really wanted too.
Pros: If you're looking for business solutions, then you've found it. I run countless servers running MS Server 2008 and the only issues I have are hardware issues. This thing is rock stable and have come a long way from the previous renditions.
Cons: Memory, like all windows machines, memory is always a key factor. With memory being as cheap as it is today though, this shouldn't really be an issue if you're actually a business.
Summary: Can be used on most mainstream server configs. From the average pc to full blown servers and driver support is awesome!
Pros: I am running the trial version and all I can say is WOW! This is a wonderful solution to hosting multiple websites with ease. Highly recommended! Everything runs very quickly and you can use alot of existing software. Not all -but majority. I will definately buy this product after trial expires.
Summary: Run this OS on 3 separate machines with little to no issues. Have this actually installed and converted for workstation usage on 2 machines, one of which is a laptop for experimentation purposes (none of which have any issues). Possibly this is the best OS Microsoft has released to date.
Pros: Extremely stable OS based on the same core as Windows 7. Excellent compatibility for legacy software. Easier to use tools for deployment and implementation across a network environment. Uses same drivers as Windows Vista/7.
Cons: No 32-bit version... but at the rate technology is going and how all newer hardware is now 64-bit based... who cares? Drivers for certain hardware aren't always auto-detected. Due to it being 64-bit some legacy hardware may not be supported (you have to follow the HCL or you will regret it).
A forward-looking and reliable server operating system
5 May 2010
Excerpt: Writing a review for a Server is incredibly hard - one person's impression on the Operating System will be totally different to another, purely because both administrators have asked the software of totally different roles.