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Learning Network Manager and Server 2008 R2

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Perhaps someone here has more experience with Learning Network Manager (LNM) than me (not hard). I have been asked, by a customer, to install LNM on their existing server. From what I can tell, LNM is a 'wizard' for Server 2003 installation in that you specify the IP Address of the server, the subnet, domain, etc... and it creates an Active Directory Store for you.

The website for it (http://lnm.codeplex.com) states specifically it is for Server 2003 and I can't seem to find anywhere that confirms or denies that it is compatible with 2008/R2. I'm not fond of the idea of formatting a drive to find out either; I guess I could try it on a VM first.

Does anyone know, either from experience or a credible online resource, whether LNM is compatible with Server 2008 R2, or if there is a later release than v1.4 from 2007?

Wish I could stick more than 500 on this one.

TIA

[Edit] I have looked at Edugeek.
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Hi,

Out of curiosity I downloaded and installed (well tried to) the version from the website (v1.4). It will not work at all with Windows 2008. It is designed specifically for Windows Server 2003. Strangely, I couldn't get it to install on a basic Server 2003 VM either. During the setup it fails to format the drive. When I get more time I will try it on a spare physical server. As a former IT admin for a k12 school system this would have been an interesting product to evaluate further.

As for a later release, I was unable to find one and all indications are that Microsoft has no interest in further development either. The last activity by the site coordinator was March 12, 2010 and the posts are much older than that.

HTH,

-W
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This is basically what I had come up with, but was hoping for that nugget of information that proved me wrong.

It is something a previous employee was still distributing in August of last year (yes, still installing Server 2003 in 2010). Unfortunately his seeds were sewn in other places and now they want the same thing. I'm loathed to use 2003 in place of 2008 though -- you wouldn't choose Windows ME over Windows XP, or ME/2000/Vista over Win 7!
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