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Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 5:10 pm
by hbelusca
And what would be the difference compared to the current state of ReactOS?

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:52 pm
by feldrim
It's only a matter of configuration as it's replied by a Microsoft employee. https://youtu.be/dQ5927pDpfw

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:26 pm
by dizt3mp3r
ReactOS for Servers would require stability and no data loss. ReactOS being Alpha, provides both instability and data loss, not a good combination - but when it leaves Alpha it would be interesting to test, with the idea that one day in the far future, it could be practical.

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:19 am
by Murmur
I feel more of a server would be a customization.

-Headless mode
-Lightweight (turning off functions)

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 am
by Julcar
dizt3mp3r wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:26 pm
ReactOS for Servers would require stability and no data loss. ReactOS being Alpha, provides both instability and data loss, not a good combination - but when it leaves Alpha it would be interesting to test, with the idea that one day in the far future, it could be practical.
data loss may be already improved with the transition to btrfs

stability is the key question, but I consider more important the SMP feature, is very useless to buy a multicore server and only make use of one of these.

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 pm
by middings
ReactOS FAQ, What is ReactOS? wrote:ReactOS aims to... NT5 (Server 2003) as its main target....
Microsoft Server 2003 is effectively a superset of Microsoft Windows XP. Server 2003 includes necessary server features that Windows XP lacks.

Experimenters can configure ReactOS as a server or as a workstation. However at the present time ReactOS is alpha software. "Alpha software may contain serious errors, and any resulting instability could cause crashes or data loss." (Wikipedia)

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:44 pm
by Fastolfe
What would "necessary server features" be? ReactOS has file sharing and MySQL and nginx run on it; that's a "server" by my definition.

Re: Hi, how about reactOS for servers?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:47 am
by feldrim
There is a nice summary here mentioning the differences between Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 : https://confidentialfiles.wordpress.com ... rver-2003/
The last part is about the server roles one can install on a Windows Server 2003. Everything before that is either a trivial configuration change between XP & Server 2003 or not applicable to ReactOS, such as Windows Media Player, Windows Messenger or IE Enhanced Security.