Friday, February 09, 2007

The not so visible differences between Vista Editions

I was trying to run Virtual Server 2005 R2 on my Vista machine and installed IIS as mentioned below. There was one option I couldn't find however and that was "Windows Authentication".

Apparently there are more differences between the Vista editions as there are mentioned on the website.

Windows Authentication is not available on the Home Editions :-( I also noticed that the good old user manager is not available either (only the wizard interface).

More info about IIS features here

Windows Vista

If you are a freak like me and can't wait to install Vista, although you know there will be many compatibility problems so early after a release, you might encounter some problems when you try to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition on a Vista machine (MSDE will NOT be supported).

There is a website however that can help you with configuring everything to make SQL Server work on your Vista PC. So if you can't wait for Service Pack 2 check out this website.

There is also a little post-SP1 download for Visual Studio 2005 available.

And for the people who want to run Virtual Server 2005 R2 there is this link.