Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

About Windows 2003 Enterprise Server

Posted on 2004-08-13
4
Medium Priority
?
211 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hello,

50 pts per question

1) I am shopping around for Windows 2003 Server.  On ebay I have come across quite a number of individuals selling Windows 2003 Enterprise Server with 25 CALs.  $400 seems to be a fairly common price; the regular retail price is $4000.  They claim to be the full version; some claim to be promotional copies of the full version.  Here are is a sample (they've had their ebay account yanked due to some sort of squabble with another vendor, and not, they claim, because of the product).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3691366402&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

another

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11229&item=3693995542&rd=1

and another

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11229&item=3691748793&rd=1

Are these legit, and if so are there any limitations that I need to be aware of?

2) I've used Terminal Server Client software in the past to access a Win2000 server and would like to be able to do the same with our server once it is set up. Do I need a separate package for this?

3) If the answer to 2 is yes, what other remote access tools are available with win 2003 server?

4) I really need a book on basic networking principles but every search I do seems to turn up nothing but advanced books. I'm probably not entering the best keywords. Can someone suggest a good title? I really like books from O'Reilly, particularly from "The Definitive Guide" and "In a Nutshell" series.

thanks,

wileedingo
0
Comment
Question by:wileedingo
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
JamesDS earned 600 total points
ID: 11795395
wileedingo

1. The cheapest legit copy of Windows 2003 Server is available from MAPS - Microsoft Action Pack Subscription
http://members.microsoft.com/partner/salesmarketing/PartnerMarket/ActionPack/default.aspx?nav=rn

2. Windows 2003 comes with Terminal Services in Remote Administration Mode switched of by default, you need to go the system control panel and click on the remote tab to switch it on. You can use the TS in console mode : MSTSC /v:servername /console which is just like remote control.

3. answer is no!

4. The MS press books that cover the Networking and TCP/IP MCP course are excellent. O'Reilly and others do similar books.





Cheers

JamesDS
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:wileedingo
ID: 11795534
Thanks James,

1) I guess you're saying that these are probably not legit.  I'll look at the link shortly (looks like I have to register first).

2) re TSC: I couldn't figure out why they're selling TSC Server if it's part of Win Server.

4) I'll look at the books you suggest.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:JamesDS
ID: 11795722
wileedingo
They'll be selling TS CALS which you need if you are going to run Windows 9x or XP clients - but NOT if you're only using TS in remote admin mode or using Windows 2000 clients (they come with their own TS license)

Speak to microsoft about licensing, they are usually very helpful and will explain the possible pitfalls in buying "used" software - you may be ok, but ask first - they wont send the police round!!

Cheers

JamesDS
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
Watch the video to learn how one can deal with PST file corruption issue with an outstanding Kernel for Outlook PST Repair Tool easily. Using this tool, non-technical users can swiftly perform the repair process to restore their essential data witho…
Did you know PowerShell can save you time with SaaS platforms? Simply leverage RESTfulAPIs to build your own PowerShell modules. These will kill repetitive tickets and tabs, using the command Invoke-RestMethod. Tune into this webinar to learn how…

601 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question