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Product: Codename "Whistler" Server and Advanced Server Beta 2
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: N/A
Review By: Stewart Saathoff


Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Installation (Remote Installation Services)
3: Configuring DNS
4: Configuring Your Server
5: Installation of Active        Directory
6: Setting Up and Configuring IIS 5.1 (or 6.0)
7: Microsoft SharePoint
8: Administrative Enhancements
9: Terminal Services
10: Conclusion

I guess the title of this article could be taken as a little misleading because Microsoft has not decided on a final name for the Server and Advanced Server flavors of their Next Generation OS.  So, in the title I will elude to the XP branding, but the rest of the article I will reference “Whistler” as the Server’s actual name.  If you read my Administrative article for XP Professional Edition, then you saw, from an Administrator’s viewpoint, that Windows XP has a lot to offer for a Network Admin, or a Help Desk Professional.  This article will focus on the changes that Microsoft has made to Whistler that are rarely, if ever, seen.  I am going to show you the new deployment and management improvements that Whistler will offer, as well as differences that exist now in comparison to Windows 2000. 

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