This weekend was going to be the one to setup Windows Home Server, but I got distracted by Windows Server 2008 when I just happened to see the x86 bits hit MSDN… which reminded me that I should covert my development VPC images over to 2008. (I’ve been busy with Mass Effect. Sorry.) I like Longhorn so far; the install is pretty simple and I think I like some of the changes there, but on disk its fatter than I’d hoped (<900MB or so bigger than a fully patched 2003 server image, but still fat). I guess I’m still bummed that I can’t run SQL Server on a Core installation…
Anyway, I have all my 2008s lined up in a row now and it all rocks together!! I noticed that 2008 includes a choice of enabling Vista look-n-feel, so maybe I’ll give it a test spin on my workstation this week instead for Vista x64 (which is overdue for a reinstall already, for reasons that will best be forgotten and not Vista’s fault at all — caffeine is a jealous, jealous mistress).
Mmmm. SQL Server PowerShell. Yummy!!