Microsoft Corp., trying to make up for the disappointing uptake of Windows Server 2000 and that software’s headache-inducing Active Directory installation process, is expected to announce today tweaks to technology, programs and services for Windows Server 2003.
Windows Server 2003 Gets a Few Tweaks
2003-02-06 Windows 4 Comments
Their marketing department loves to hype up their own stuff. I guess all companies pretty much do that anyway. Despite how I feel about their marketing, I think their upcoming server os is wonderful. I was happy to find that it starts out locked down and you unlock the portions you’re going to use. Not only that, but it’s remarkably easy to do so (for the most part) and yet it doesn’t feel like I’m being dumbed down. Built-in IIS recycling is a good idea since so many developers make leaky things and large websites will leak themselves to a stand-still. Anyway, just wanted the first post on this to be enthusiastic because I am looking forward to the release.
I tried the beta, it’s OK. I was able to run SQL Server, and many other programs, although I like free Unices better.
I am looking forward to Active directory becoming a little more robust, I have had several programs in particular relating to exchange server failing and polluting the directory.
And also, DFS/NTFRS has a bad habit of leaving dead entries in AD when I need to forcibly remove entries (bad I know, but there are occasions).
So what I am looking for is more reliability and more self-repairing of it.
I hate trees this reminds me of the old dead
tree databases invented before relational ones .
LDAP is the same . You need to read 1000 pages !!!! of
doocumentation to understand them (ldap) .
Compare this to sql ! I have read sql book in 2 weeks .
So why they don’t use a SQL dbms as directory ???
anothe thing i have to say is about ldap : is good for
readonly data . Where did they see a static world Look
around and see the world is Dynamic one so why they invented
a nonsense . Anyway i see AD and LDAP as they are useles .
Remember that when someone want you to sell you a W2k server
or not …