eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2

eWEEK Labs used Server Manager to install new features, such as Windows load balancing and failover capabilities, and to load up the Desktop Experience to Vista-cize Longhorn Server.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Add roles wizard

We used Server Manager to install server roles on our Longhorn test box.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Add roles wizard

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Process manager

Now thats eye candy--Longhorn Server and Vista each offer a broadened view of whats happening on your machines, including some more info on what all those svchost processes are up to.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Process manager

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - How to cleartype two

We wanted to know where to turn to enable ClearType on our new Longhorn Server box; Windows new integrated search helped us figure out where the option had been moved.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - How to cleartype two

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Initial config

During installation, Longhorn Server asks only for a partition on which to install and (of course) for a license key. The servers new configuration screen led us through the final configuration steps.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Initial config

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Roles

Windows Longhorn Server organizes its services into roles, and we could--unlike in Windows Server 2003--install multiple roles at once.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Roles

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Server manager

Longhorn Servers Server Manager does a great job gathering together all the operations and information that relate to particular roles.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Server manager

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Update and feedback

We tweaked Longhorn Servers update and phone-home-feedback options from this dialog off the Initial Configuration Tasks screen.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Longhorn Server Beta 2 - Update and feedback

Rocket Fuel