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Release notes for the preliminary release of Windows Server 2008 that was distributed at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in May 2004


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Introduction

These release notes contain important information that was not available when the product documentation was written for Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 was distributed at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in May 2004.

Unless stated otherwise, all the information that this article includes applies to Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems, and Windows Server 2008 for 64-bit extended systems. These release notes supplement the documentation on the Windows Server 2008 CD-ROM.

How to use these notes

Microsoft recommends that you verify if any of these notes apply to your specific setup.

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  • For this preliminary release, you cannot install printers on Windows Server 2008 for 64-bit extended systems. As a result, you cannot create a printer queue. Printer driver installation works correctly for this preliminary release of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems.
  • For this preliminary release, the version of Microsoft Code Name "Indigo" (Message Bus) includes a temporary regression error that affects interoperability between "Indigo" and ASP.NET Web services. The "Indigo" transport framework in this preliminary release does not support wire level ASP.NET Web services interoperability. As a result, Visual Studio developers cannot use Add Web Reference to consume an "Indigo" service. Also, "Indigo" developers cannot use Wsdlgen.exe to consume an ASP.NET Web service. There are no workarounds.

    If you need support for interoperability between "Indigo" and ASP.NET Web services for prototyping efforts, you must use the Windows Server 2008 Preview Release, which was distributed at the Professional Developers Conference 2003.
  • Your PS/2-style mouse does not work during the first phase of Setup from the Windows Server 2008 CD-ROM. To work around this problem, use your keyboard to continue Setup. After Setup is complete, your PS/2-style mouse should work correctly.

    Note This problem does not occur if you have a USB mouse connected when you start Setup. This problem also does not occur when you upgrade to Windows Server 2008 (by using Winnt32.exe) or when you install Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems or Windows Server 2008 for 64-bit extended systems.
  • You cannot create a new folder in Windows Explorer. When you right-click in a folder and point to New, the Folder command is missing from the menu that appears. To work around this problem, use the MKDIR command at a command prompt to create new folders.

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Article Info
Article ID : 839970
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/31/2008
Published on : 1/31/2008
Exists online : False
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