Windows Server code name “Aurora” Beta


Yesterday I signed up to beta test Windows Server “Aurora”. Here’s a sneak peak of the Aurora Dashboard.

Basic install requirements, 2GB RAM and 160GB of disk.

Installation is a single 4.5GB ISO with 2 additional supporting ISO’s.

Installation took approximately an hour to get to the initial screen with additional time required to configure shares, connect PC’s and setup user accounts. The BPOS integration is not active yet, but the beta does provide a very good insight into Microsoft’s vision for Small Business Server.

Enough from me, I’ll let some screenshots do the talking:

Ready to go!

Dashboard

Storage configuration

User Accounts

Backup configuration

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