Windows server 2003


Сабжик нехило крутят в сети, он вышел что ли?


только Windows Server 2003 beta3 (download на сайте Микрософта)


метров 600 наверное весит... да ну на фиг, лорого это будет с нашим нетом качать.


может быть на рынке есть CD


Вроде уже Release Candidat раздают... Или я ошибаюсь?


ну да Вин 2003 сервер RC2
я получил этот емайл:
Thank you for your interest and participation in the Windows Server 2003 Customer Preview Program! Microsoft welcomes your participation, and we strive to make this a positive and beneficial experience for you.

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Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Release Candidate 2 is now ready for download! Please read this email carefully and keep a copy so that you will not lose valuable information you need for participating in the Windows Server 2003 Customer Preview Program.

As a participant in the Windows Server 2003 Customer Preview Program, you are entitled to a copy of the Windows Server 2003 Release Candidate 2 (RC2).


If you have previously registered or downloaded Windows Server 2003 RC1: To download RC2 now, go to, and login with the Microsoft Passport ID that you used to download RC1. There is no need to register again.

key and download Windows Server 2003 RC2 will be found on after you have successfully completed the registration wizard.

To download Windows Server 2003 RC2 please ensure that you are using a computer that is running Windows95 or later and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater.

If you experience any problems downloading Windows Server 2003 RC2, please send e-mail to


1. Windows Server 2003 RC2 requires a product key for installation of the product. This key can only be used with Windows Server 2003 pre-release builds. This key is the same key you used to install RC1. You can obtain your personal product key from You are allowed to install this beta software on as many machines as permitted by your license agreement.
2. Windows Server 2003 RC2 includes product activation. You will be required to activate the product within 14 days of installation.

3. Windows Server 2003 RC2 is a time limited release and will expire 360 days after initial installation is complete.

4. Windows Server 2003 RC2 is not recommended for production systems unless you are explicitly working with Microsoft on deployment programs.

5. Due to the nature of pre-release software, some of your applications and hardware may not function correctly. For technical questions, please review the information on newsgroup support below.

If you proceed with the Internet download option, please note that you will need to either burn a CD or use third party software to extract the Windows Server 2003 setup files. The Internet download is an .ISO file, an "image" of the product CD. It is not a self-installing executable like many Internet-downloadable programs. You will need a CD Burner and CD Burn software or a third party utility to extract files from an .ISO image. More details and instructions will be available on the web site prior to your download.

If you will be connected to the Internet when installing Windows Server 2003, please use the Dynamic Update option during setup. This will ensure that the very latest fixes can be delivered to your machine prior to running setup. If you are upgrading Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0, and do not use Dynamic Update, you may get an error about kernel mode audio drivers on some systems. You will need to uninstall and reinstall using Dynamic Update on these systems. This will enable Microsoft to test the Dynamic Update feature of Windows Server 2003.

Please review the pre-release license agreements carefully during the installation of Windows Server 2003 RC2. By installing this release, you agree to the terms and conditions of these license agreements. As a reminder, all licenses associated with the product will expire when the product becomes commercially available.

Before installing this release you must print and fully read Read1st.txt. This document contains critical pre-installation and upgrade information important to your installation and is located at the root of the installation media.

During the installation process, you may be prompted to enter a product key. The key required is the same key you used to install RC1. If you have misplaced your key, you can return to after logging into WindowsBeta to retrieve your key.


You can also obtain Windows Server 2003 RC2 via CD kit. If you would like to receive a CD kit, please visit For CD kit questions, please send e-mail to:

Support for Windows Server 2003 RC2 is limited to a peer-to-peer support through a community of private newsgroups. You will have access to a community of private newsgroups where you can submit questions about the functionality of Windows Server 2003 and share your experiences with other members of the Windows Server 2003 Customer Preview Program. Full support will be available when the production version of Windows Server 2003 is officially launched.

The following are the private news groups which support Windows Server 2003 RC2:


Instructions on accessing the news groups:

Newsgroup Reader (Outlook Express)

1. Tools
2. Accounts
3. Add (button in upper right of box)
4. In drop down select “news”
5. Type the name you want everyone to see you as
6. Type the emai


Уже preview пошел... Билд 3765.


> Уже preview пошел... Билд 3765.
Не ты.
Он бы написал так: "Вот, через пару часов скомпилирую очередной build Windows 2003 Server и выложу."


А надо ? Ломает меня 700 мб прокачивать...
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