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Windows 2003 Server VPS - Useful?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by St. Even, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. St. Even

    St. Even Bit Poster

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    Hi all!


    After getting my A+ and Network+ 2009 Certificate I'm working on getting MCSA certified. I'm currently studying for the 70-620 (Windows Vista) exam which I plan to take in two weeks.

    After that 70-290 and 70-291 are up. Since I'm currently abroad I don't have the option of setting up a testing lab (a Windows 2003 Server computer and some Windows Vista computers) at home. That's why I'm thinking of getting myself a Windows 2003 Server VPS. Has anybody already done it this way? I know that I loose the practice of installing Windows 2003 Server myself, but I've installed Windows (9x/2000/XP/Vista) so many times that I don't think it will be too difficult to install Windows 2003 Server. I'm just wondering if the VPS setup will allow me enough freedom to practice everything I need to know for the exams...


    Thanks for your time and (hopefully) answers!

    St. Even
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    Welcome to the forums! How much real-world server administration experience do you have?
     
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  3. anthony micallef

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    Hi, Ive just embarked on my MCSA also and like you do not have the option of being able to set up a lab. On the advice of other members I have set up 2 virual machines on my laptop to run W2003 Server. This is the only option I have so it will have to do as far as practicing for the exam is concerned.
     
  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Whats a VPS? :blink
     
  5. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    I think he means a Virtual Private Server - I rent a Linux one for hosting my domains etc. and many hosts offer Windows one though in my experience it's usually the webserver version.
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ahh!

    Just use you Vista PC and install MS Virtual PC onto it instead. 8)
     

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