Windows Server Longhorn Beta 3 Public Evaluation Released

Windows Server Codenamed Longhorn beta testers have received emails late on Thursday confirming the availability of Beta 3 of the new Server system with some of the most important changes coming to Server Core. Core will support a grand total of 8 roles, double the 4 roles it had back in mid 2005.

The grand total of roles available to Server Core includes:

  • Active Directory
  • Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • File/Print
  • Windows Media Services
  • Terminal Services Easy Print, Remote App, and Gateway
  • Virtualization (configuring a server as a dedicated host for virtual servers.) (won't be available immediately)
PowerShell is also included in the 3rd beta release of Longhorn Server, as well as the Windows Firewall being enabled by default. This milestone has also been made available to the general public, you can download it at the link below.

Download: Windows Server Codenamed Longhorn (Beta 3) Public Evaluation
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