Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2005 09:14 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released the first beta of Windows Server 2003 R2. "Windows Server 2003 R2 release candidate software is available to download for evaluation in both x64 and x86 versions. Windows Server 2003 R2 RC0 software cannot be installed on anything other than software versions of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1." More information can be found here.
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the_trapper
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2005-07-07

If the server w2k3 is so stable and good why didn't they use it instead of moving to BSD dns-servers?

Ummm, maybe because like CPUGuy said, the DNS servers weren't Microsoft's and were therefore out of Microsoft's control...

That's like saying General Motors makes crappy vehicles because some of their suppliers deliver their parts to them using vehicles made by someone else.

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>That's like saying General Motors makes...

No, that's like saying "some company had to switch to BSD because Windows servers suck and were being exploited. And by the way, look at the irony: that company was providing a service for Microsoft."

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CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

They had to move the handling off-site, simple as that. This was not from an exploit in 2003, it was for protection during a DOS attack against the WU servers. In order to keep WU running, they basically moved WU so that the attackers would be hitting an unused address.

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