Wed, Feb 23 2005 12:50
Arrggghh...the myths of SBS revisted
So Dean posted about an article in Windows IT pro and one of the commenters was pointing once again to the “Myths of SBS”
Unless you're a really small business running only 1 win2k server to take care of all of your needs, SBS 2003 might be the option for you but I would steer clear of this product. You must setup SBS 2003 as a domain controller, if you don't, it's a violation of the eula and the server will power itself down after 7 days and every day afterwards. If you have other servers at your site and possibly other sites with other domain controllers, SBS 2003 won't play nicely with them. It's a domain controller of a different flavor, no other DC's are allowed in this domain, it's a like a single tree in a single forest (why do you call it a forest if there's only 1 tree?). Also, aside from it's packaging indicating that this is an easy product to install & maintain for the non-IT person, real world experience indicates that this is most definitely not the case. If you can stick with Win2K server if that's what you're currently running for as long as you can. It's a rock solid server product without all of the headaches & XP'ish eye candy that SBS2003 brings to the table. If you plan on going with SBS2003, plan on increasing the amount of time you spend at your workplace by the amount of time you'll be reducing your sleeptime by. IMHO, 2 thumbs down for SBS2003! 'nuff said.
Arrrggghhh...... will folks get out of the NT world please? We CAN have additional domain controllers we just have to be the PRIMARY domain controller and hold all the FSMO roles. When will everyone understand that we can add as many additional domain controllers if we want to?
Next, Windows 2003 is way more rock solid than Windows 2000... IIS 6 is ROCK solid over IIS 5...nuff said.
The SBS2003 platform shows the “lowered profile“ both in terms of services turned off as well as the Enhanced IE lockdown... nuff said.
Then the article never talks about the killer app of SBS which is Remote Web Workplace....nuff said.
Run with XP's and they use cached credentials such that the issue of a [so rarely down it's not funny] domain controller is a non issue...the workstations log into the domain profile no sweat....nuff said.
Oh well... I guess if people didn't post this kind of stuff I wouldn't have things to rant about on the blog.....nuff said.
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