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NeoN068

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Oct 16, 2002
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I just built a server and put Windows Server 2003 Standard on it. When I boot it up, it wants me to hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete then put in the Administrator password in. How do I turn this off? And... after I share something on it then try to goto it on a different compter (\\server\sharename) it asks for a username and password but the only username is Administrator and I don't have a password set for it. :mad: But, Win2k3 server is really cool! I suggest getting it :)
 

q149

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I don't see any reason at all to use it over XP if your not running a server. I know there is a guide somwhere on the net telling you how to turn 2k3 Server for workstation use and it says how to do this. I have no clue where it was but i got the link from this forum somwhere. Try searching for "windows 2003 server workstation" or tweak guide maybe.
 

KraziKid

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Nov 22, 2002
I don't see a reason why you would want to turn these features off (unless of course, this is a home network, and a "special" copy that you have). Those features are security features. 1) The Ctrl+alt+del keeps a hacker from putting a fake password prompt up to catch your passwords (from my understanding), 2) The password shares are also a security reason. They keep unwanted people on your network from accessing things they aren't supposed to. Usually, you either have a local account with the same username or password, or you use Active Directory for domain authentication. If you are using Windows Server 2003 Just to use it, go back to XP. It's not worth it for someone who isn't using it in an enterprise environment, or wants to learn it.
 

Audioaficionado

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Yakbak said:
It may be cool, but it's also quite expensive, $999 for Standard with 5 CALs.

I saw it going for ~$600+ over at ExcaliberPC. Still too much for me. I haven't installed my trial version yet.
 

Audioaficionado

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NeoN068 said:
I just built a server and put Windows Server 2003 Standard on it. When I boot it up, it wants me to hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete then put in the Administrator password in. How do I turn this off? And... after I share something on it then try to goto it on a different compter (\\server\sharename) it asks for a username and password but the only username is Administrator and I don't have a password set for it. :mad: But, Win2k3 server is really cool! I suggest getting it :)

Do a forum search on 2003 and w2k3. There's all kinds of info on the net too. There's even a page on converting it to a desktop workstation.

http://www.msfn.org/win2k3/index.htm
 

pauldriver

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Sep 5, 2002
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Interesting thing, MS must have me down as some sort of uber consultant or something, maybe that ancient CNE is scaring them, (I don't think they do this for every MSCE) but they have sent me a freebie, full copy of every OS Since Win95.

Bizzare.
 

Audioaficionado

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pauldriver said:
Interesting thing, MS must have me down as some sort of uber consultant or something, maybe that ancient CNE is scaring them, (I don't think they do this for every MSCE) but they have sent me a freebie, full copy of every OS Since Win95.

Bizzare.

I don't get anything free from M$ :(

I did however collect their better OS starting with DOS 5.0 through w2kpro.
 

SuperDave1685

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want a server OS, eh? go Linux..... or better yet- Unix. Win Server 2003 is just a shot in the dark to beat the stability, versatility, and reliability of Linux/Unix. M$'s Operating Systems have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to compare to Linux's reliability and stability- probably never will due to the fact that all their software is produced with a closed-end agreement, so no one can openly mod it or improve it without M$'s approval, which is HIGHLY improbable. Linux, on the other hand, is constantly being improved by the computer users of the world, making the OS only get better :) my 2 coppers :)