There were numerous hints this would be the period in time in which the shrouds get lifted, the veils get ripped of and the curtains tucked away on the new shiny name and logo for Windows Server Codename "Longhorn".
Category: Server Core
Installing Server Core Domain Controllers
To server core or not to server core seems like a valid question. Especially when deciding to install Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" Domain Controllers. With the advent of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" Beta 3 we can finally take a deep dive into installing Server Core Domain Controllers.
Longhorn April CTP on MSDN
When I checked into my MSDN subscription this morning I found a nice little download called "Windows Server Longhorn Standard Beta 3 Escrow". Despite its appearance this is the April 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP). Robert McLaws already predicted last week this download would be available this week.
Longhorn December 2006 CTP (Build 6001)
The Windows Server team released a new build of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" to the Technical Beta participants a couple of days ago and named it the "December 2006 Community Technology Preview". According to Steven Bink the build number is 6001.
Windows Server Longhorn reaches August CTP (Build 5600)
The Microsoft Windows Server Division Weblog reports the availability of the August 2006 Community Technology Preview (also known as a CTP) to MSDN and Technet subscribers.