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Things in Win XP but not in Windows 2003 Server

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zey    0

Felt this might be some what helpful.

Windows XP, Professional Edition:

Windows XP Professional Edition benefits from the long track record of Microsoft Windows NT? and Windows 2000 technology: superior operating system performance, including preemptive multitasking, fault tolerance, and system memory protection. Windows XP Professional offers a redesigned interface and includes features for business and advanced home computing, including Remote Desktop, encrypting file system, system restore and advanced networking features. It also offers numerous key enhancements such as wireless 802.1X networking support, Windows Messenger, Remote Assistance, and the System Restore feature. Windows XP Professional supports two-way symmetric multiprocessing and up to 4 gigabytes of memory.

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, is a network operating system that delivers business solutions and is the preferred choice for the everyday needs of businesses of all sizes. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, provides file and printer sharing, secure Internet connectivity, centralized desktop application deployment and collaboration between employees, partners and customers. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, supports two-way symmetric multiprocessing and up to 4 gigabytes of memory.

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, is the preferred server for medium to large businesses. It delivers the functionality needed for enterprise infrastructure, line-of-business applications, and e-commerce transactions. Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, is a full-function operating system that supports up to eight-way symmetric multiprocessing and provides features such as eight-node clustering and up to 32 gigabytes of memory. It is also available for 64-bit computing platforms.

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, provides a foundation for building mission-critical solutions for databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, high-volume real-time transaction processing, and server consolidation. It supports up to 32-way symmetric multiprocessing and provides both eight-node clustering, supports up to 128 gigabytes of memory and load balancing services as standard features. Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, is also available for 64-bit computing platforms.

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, is a function-focused Web server. Using the Microsoft ASP, part of the Framework, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition enables you to build and deploy XML Web services and applications. Windows Server 2003, Web Edition supports 2-way symmetric multiprocessing and up to 2 gigabytes of memory.

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jamesas    0

hey zey add this standard edition is the only one that has infared support :angry:

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Joni_78    48

Im using W2K3 as a workstation and I only do the graphics/sound accelation part of the workstation guide 'cos I like it to be more like W2K Pro rather than XP. I would like to know if there are any unneeded services running in W2K3 that are disabled in XP and could be disabled when using it as workstation?

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vincent    154
:rolleyes:  if it really would humor you

it's a server, not a workstation

:p

It's actually another OS :p

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Gaius Baltar    0

Hi, another web developer here,

How'd you get Windows 2003 server anyway, isn't it kind of expensive and you have to activate it and all

I'm trying to run my SQL 2000 and IIS/ASP site on XP-Pro and it's no fun i can assure you, :(

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semaja2.net    0
How to Install Plus! for Windows XP in Windows Server 2003

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q311410

SUMMARY

This article describes how to install Plus! for Windows XP on a computer that is running a member of the Windows Server 2003 family.

Note: Microsoft did not design Plus! for Windows XP to run on the Windows Server 2003 family. Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) does not support the information that is contained in this article.

MORE INFORMATION

To install Plus! for Windows XP, type the following command at a command prompt, where path is the path to the root of the Plus! for Windows XP installation source:

msiexec.exe /qn+ /i "\path\Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP.msi"

For example, if you are installing Plus! for Windows XP from CD-ROM drive D, type:

msiexec.exe /qn+ /i "D:\Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP.msi"

You receive a message that states whether or not the installation was successful shortly after you issue the command.

After you install Plus! for Windows XP successfully, you can use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to add or remove specific Plus! for Windows XP components.

Note: DirectX and Direct3D are required for many of the Plus! for Windows XP components to work properly. DirectX and Direct3D are not activated by default in the Windows Server 2003 family. To activate DirectX and Direct3D:

Click Start, and then click Run.

Type dxdiag, and then press ENTER.

Click the Display tab.

Make sure that all of the DirectX features are set to Enabled.

Hope that helps :D

i folowed your intructsions but it doesnt work

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Kharhaz    1

What I do get get certain programs to install(Ones that I used ON XP that I know work).

I just run the setup exe in compatibility mode. Windows 2000. Not XP or NT. It seems to work only with 2000. But I haven't run into anything that wouldn't install if I did that. (That's also how I got it to install Maxtor Drive Utilities, and Logitech itouch. They run just fine.)

Hope this helps anyone. It's helped me. I've been able to install and run everything that I was using on XP.

*edit*

The only thing I haven't been able to get was MP10(Not that it matters since another thread has already covered that.)

Though I did get Norton AV Professional 2004 to install halfway using Using 98 Compatibility mode. It came up saying it was missing a .VXD. Then halfway through it just quit. lol

Edited by Kharhaz

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Kharhaz    1

Also I forgot, you have to delete the "First_Button_use" Folder in the Itouch dir or it will keep popping up everytime you hit a hotkey. lol

Because Selecting "Don't show again" will not work.

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ootput    4

Functionality? :boo:

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Kharhaz    1

For itouch, everything works except for my F-lock keys(the basic F key function works but the "Redo" "Save" etc... Function keys do not)

But the Other hotkeys work, email, messenger, webcam. The media buttons work also.

As does the scroll wheel on the keyboard(if anybody actually uses it...)

Edited by Kharhaz

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evobit    0

Has anybody installed media player 10 ?

When I click on the download link on the microsoft site it auto detects Server 2003 and will only let me dl version 9.

I can dl it on an XP box first, but are there any issues?

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easternBrain    0
Felt this might be some what helpful.

Windows XP, Professional Edition:

Windows XP Professional Edition benefits from the long track record of Microsoft Windows NT? and Windows 2000 technology: superior operating system performance, including preemptive multitasking, fault tolerance, and system memory protection. Windows XP Professional offers a redesigned interface and includes features for business and advanced home computing, including Remote Desktop, encrypting file system, system restore and advanced networking features. It also offers numerous key enhancements such as wireless 802.1X networking support, Windows Messenger, Remote Assistance, and the System Restore feature. Windows XP Professional supports two-way symmetric multiprocessing and up to 4 gigabytes of memory.

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, is a network operating system that delivers business solutions and is the preferred choice for the everyday needs of businesses of all sizes. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, provides file and printer sharing, secure Internet connectivity, centralized desktop application deployment and collaboration between employees, partners and customers. Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, supports two-way symmetric multiprocessing and up to 4 gigabytes of memory.

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, is the preferred server for medium to large businesses. It delivers the functionality needed for enterprise infrastructure, line-of-business applications, and e-commerce transactions. Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, is a full-function operating system that supports up to eight-way symmetric multiprocessing and provides features such as eight-node clustering and up to 32 gigabytes of memory. It is also available for 64-bit computing platforms.

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, provides a foundation for building mission-critical solutions for databases, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, high-volume real-time transaction processing, and server consolidation. It supports up to 32-way symmetric multiprocessing and provides both eight-node clustering, supports up to 128 gigabytes of memory and load balancing services as standard features. Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, is also available for 64-bit computing platforms.

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition>:

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, is a function-focused Web server. Using the Microsoft ASP, part of the Framework, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition enables you to build and deploy XML Web services and applications. Windows Server 2003, Web Edition supports 2-way symmetric multiprocessing and up to 2 gigabytes of memory.

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could have posted a link to Microsoft's page instead...:pp

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ssvegeta384    0
Has anybody installed media player 10 ?

When I click on the download link on the microsoft site it auto detects Server 2003 and will only let me dl version 9.

I can dl it on an XP box first, but are there any issues?

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10 is for XP only, there is nothing wrong.

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EscorpionENS    0

HI, about IntelliType for the MS Keyboard, i just read that someone figure it out how to install the software on Win2003 server, i beleave that it could function for bluetoth and other aplications but i don't know how to do it so, if some one knows how to do this please post it here. :wacko:

Here's what this guy wrote:

"It didn't work immediately, but after I patched my kernel32.dll with a hexeditor, so that the GetVersionExW() function reports 5.1.2600 instead of 5.2.3790, I could use the software without any errors. So this software actually IS compatible with windows server 2003, I don't know why they disabled the possibility to run it on this OS"

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Mnemonyss    0

Just a quick note - On disabling the hardening for IE - you can simply go to Control Panel in W2k3 > Add/Remove Window's Components, and remove "IE Enhanced Security Configuration" from your system - this turns IE's functionality into Windows 2000 Pro functionality and you can still customize your zones in the security tab.

This is my first post on this forum.

I am a network operations center engineer for a rather large IDC in Dallas. I use win2k3 as a workstation simply cause I am experimenting with it.

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mtb_endo    0

I have, what it looks like, is the solution for the Bluetooth issues.. and its fairly painless.

What you need:

A microsoft windows XP sp2 machine thats contactable over the network.

2k3 SP1

What you need to do:

On your 2k3 box, shove in the Bluetooth adapter.. Once the add new hardware wizard appears, choose the option to select a driver manually.

In the path field, put in \\xpmachinename\admin$\INF

It should then kick off the installation for the bluetooth adapater.

You will need to swap around the paths, the ones i used from memory are:

\\xpmachinename\admin$\system32

\\xpmachinename\admin$\system32\drivers

\\xpmachinename\Driver cache\i386 (you need to extract some files out for it)

c:\windows\system32\drivers

You may also need to copy the irprops.cpl file from the xp machine. That is in the system32 folder as well.

This gets the mouse working, getting activesync to detect it as the bluetooth mouse is the next challenge :)

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Computer Guru    3

wmp 10 comes standard with SP1 for 2k3

you can also acrack the existing 10 dl from the MS webasite to sinstall on 2k3, but its easier to install sp1

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Toby87    0
I have, what it looks like, is the solution for the Bluetooth issues.. and its fairly painless.

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I?ve already found that solution month ago, but nobody seemd to be interested.

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=309692

It?s nice to see that I?m not the only one who is experimenting with his Installation in hope to get the microsoft bluetooth support working. What you have written is not not wrong, but it is also not right, because in order to install the driver from the system32 and the other folders, bluetooth will have to be installed on that remote machine already!! It is better if you point to the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles Folder, which you will have to share on that machine.

I did not know anything about the irprops.cpl file, but it may only be needed for the use of bluetooth mouses. But I think the only big problem for normal users will be that the blutooth name can only be changed inside the registry!!

Toby87

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First_mistake    1

thanks guys nice guide

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jwjw1    93
Has anybody installed media player 10 ?

When I click on the download link on the microsoft site it auto detects Server 2003 and will only let me dl version 9.

I can dl it on an XP box first, but are there any issues?

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in order to get WMP 10 on Server 2003 you have to install Service Pack 1...I have it on Server 2003 Enterprise

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Ivan3DArt    0
Server 2003 as a Workstation Guide

Hi, I can't open the link, is the post offline?. Someone has an alternative location to read it?.

Thanks

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diablofan    0

10 is for XP only, there is nothing wrong.

in order to get WMP 10 on Server 2003 you have to install Service Pack 1...I have it on Server 2003 Enterprise

First: No WMP 10 is for XP and server 2003

Second: You dont need sp1 for server 2003 to run WMP

If you dont belive me go here

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RJARRRPCGP    0

Here are some things that are supported in Windows XP but not in Windows 2003 Server. If you've read the thread and still want to configure Windows 2003 server as a workstation, I suggest you read the Windows Server 2003 as a Workstation Guide

Sorry, the web page is dead. I get a blank web page. No error 404, nothing, on a white background! :angry:

I wanted to know how to convert it to a workstation so that the majority of applications' installers won't refuse to install.

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Windows X    32

I wanna about patching kernel32.dll so I can fulfil my XP Conversion Pack.

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-Hiroshi-    0

Sorry, the web page is dead. I get a blank web page. No error 404, nothing, on a white background! :angry:

I wanted to know how to convert it to a workstation so that the majority of applications' installers won't refuse to install.

Use this guide

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