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Pros and cons for Windows Server WEB edition 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0
Hi all,

Up till now I have offered my customers to host my software on a Windows Server standard edition, but maybe Web edition can be working just fine as well. This concerns only dedicated hosted servers. What practical considerations do I have to make in here? What are the biggest feature lacks/disadvantages of WEB edition?

Thanx in advance!

Guido

PS: sorry, incorrectly posted in UNIX, can anyone move it?
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Re:Pros and cons for Windows Server WEB edition 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 6
I don't specifically know the full limits but I do know the Web Edition is very restricted. It was designed and optimized for one purpose only, Web services. I've heard of problems installing a simple SQL database. From a GG perspective, the QA team doesn't test on the Web Edition so any issues that may pop up will likely not be fixed.

www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/u...itions-overview.aspx

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Re:Pros and cons for Windows Server WEB edition 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0
After digging some further into the licensing details, it seems like Mickeysoft closed the gate further:

Q. Can I use Windows Web Server 2008 as a file server or a terminal server?

A.
No. Windows Web Server 2008 can be used solely to deploy Internet-accessible front-end Web pages, Web sites, Web applications, Web services, and POP3 mail serving. For more information, see the Licensing Windows Web Server 2008 page.


But what is a Web application when we look at a GG published application? I believe GG officially support Web edition, but I sense that Microsoft licensing does not allow GG to publish any application on this one.

We requested some clarity from suppliers and Microsoft here, but it even seems that for hosting (through SPLA licensing) by publishing applications, Terminal Server is the only allowed technology on Windows Server (whatever edition). Is there any paper available from GG which summarizes the limitations of use for the supported OS-es?
What is your vision on this, Erik?
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Re:Pros and cons for Windows Server WEB edition 8 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 6
As far as I know, there is no summary document with the limitations of use for the supported OS-es. Per the readme file, GO-Global is tested and officially supported only on Windows 2003/2008 and XP. Use of other versions are at your own discretion.

- Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition with Service
Pack 1
- Windows Server 2003 Standard or Enterprise Edition with Service
Packs 1 and 2
- Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition
- Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
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