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Title: windows server 2003
Post by: bryan986 on October 31, 2003, 01:27:29 AM
avast 4 home does not work on windows server 2003


30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: Started: 30.10.2003, 18:26:08
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: Running setup_av_pro-121 (289)
30.10.2003 18:26:08 system: Operating system:  ver 5.2, build 3790, sp 0.0 SERVER
30.10.2003 18:26:08 system: Computer WinName: RS
30.10.2003 18:26:08 system: Windows Net User: RS\Administrator
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: Cmdline: /sfx /sfxstorage "C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\_av_sfx.tm~a00664"  /srcpath "C:\Files"
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: DldSrc set to sfx
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: Old version: ffffffff (-1)
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: Install check: SetupVersion does NOT exist
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: SGW32P::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 0
30.10.2003 18:26:08 registry: Get registry: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version=6.0.3790.0
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: Err:Operating system does not meet minimal requirements. You can install only on Windows NT4 with Service Pack 4 or better. Cannot be installed on NT Server.
30.10.2003 18:26:08 general: errordlg: 375,135

see attached image
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Lisandro on October 31, 2003, 02:04:45 AM
avast 4 home does not work on windows server 2003

I'm not a spert on server solutions but I think avast! Home version just run into these PLATFORMS
 
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows Me
- Windows NT 4
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP  
 
See http://www.avast.com/i_idt_153.html

For your system, I think you may buy avast! Server Edition (see http://www.avast.com/i_idt_167.html).  ;)
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: bryan986 on October 31, 2003, 02:43:06 AM
 :( I use windows server 2003 on my home computer
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: MWassef on October 31, 2003, 10:22:31 AM
So, that's why Avast4 in not listed in VB100% Award for November (OS Windows 2003 Server)  ::) ::)
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php?board=24;action=display;threadid=15618 (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php?board=24;action=display;threadid=15618)
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Pavel on October 31, 2003, 10:32:05 AM
So, that's why Avast4 in not listed in VB100% Award for November (OS Windows 2003 Server)  ::) ::)
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php?board=24;action=display;threadid=15618 (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php?board=24;action=display;threadid=15618)
No, that's not the reason. It is true that avast! Home/Pro do not work on any server but avast! Server Edition of course does :). And this product has been sent to VB Tests. Unfortunately they were not able to install it (DNS Server was not set on their test machine) and they contacted us too late to help them to solve this little problem :-[ :-[

Pavel
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Lisandro on October 31, 2003, 12:25:39 PM
No, that's not the reason. It is true that avast! Home/Pro do not work on any server but avast! Server Edition of course does :). And this product has been sent to VB Tests. Unfortunately they were not able to install it (DNS Server was not set on their test machine) and they contacted us too late to help them to solve this little problem :-[ :-[
Pavel

Thanks avast! Not all the "Certificate" tests discover avast! yet.
I'm happy my first guess to bryan986 was correct. As I said, I'm not a server expert  ;D
Pavel, any news about other antivirus Certificates for avast? Comparison and certification are becoming important for avast! users...  ;)
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Lisandro on November 02, 2003, 01:47:13 AM
avast 4 home does not work on windows server 2003

Bryan, why do you go away from avast! and goes to Norton?  :'(
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Vlk on November 02, 2003, 10:59:01 AM
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I use windows server 2003 on my home computer


Hmm, really? That's quite an expensive fun, isn't it? And do you use the Standard ($999) or Enterprise ($3,999) edition?

Sorry but neither avast Home ($0) nor avast Pro ($39) will work on Windows Server OS... And I'm quite sure you'll find similar policy for other comparable software products (such as Backup, Firewall and other...).

Vlk
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Lisandro on November 02, 2003, 01:24:05 PM
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I use windows server 2003 on my home computer


Hmm, really? That's quite an expensive fun, isn't it? And do you use the Standard ($999) or Enterprise ($3,999) edition?

Sorry but neither avast Home ($0) nor avast Pro ($39) will work on Windows Server OS... And I'm quite sure you'll find similar policy for other comparable software products (such as Backup, Firewall and other...).

Vlk

Vlk speaking words of wisdom...
Bryan, could you see and answer his questions here and in your another post (http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1631)?  ;)
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: MWassef on November 02, 2003, 05:31:42 PM
Vlk,
in What's new in avast! version 4.1 (http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1392.html) page, mentioned the following:
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Full UNICODE support in the resident module under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003
Important changes also occured "under the hood" of the standard resident shield, namely in the system device drivers. The Standard Shield under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 now works fully in the UNICODE character set which results in perfect detection of infected files even on systems with non-ANSI charackter sets (which are, for example, all Asian/Arabic/Hebrew, and other)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
So, what exactly do you mean about Win2003?  ::)
Is there a new version other than Win2003 server ? ???


Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: igor on November 02, 2003, 06:04:49 PM
OK, you are right minacross - the title in "What's new" is misleading.
It was trying to say that the Standard Shield on NT-based platforms is fully UNICODE now - but sort of forgot about the fact that the mentioned avast! versions (Home and Pro) cannot be installed on Windows 2003 (which is only server, afaik).
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: nobody on November 02, 2003, 10:19:54 PM
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I use windows server 2003 on my home computer


Hmm, really? That's quite an expensive fun, isn't it? And do you use the Standard ($999) or Enterprise ($3,999) edition?


Vlk

I'm not Bryan, but just FYI, it's not "quite an expensive fun" as you think it is. Many people (either an official M$ testers, or college students whose college subscribes to special M$ program, or whatever) can get a fully legal version (any version) of Windows 2003 Server without paying anything for it  :P I know that because I do have a fully legit access to a free downloads of any current M$ OS (as well as some other products like Visual Studio and such), I can download any of them and use them on any PCs that I have at home (as long as it's not used for commercial purposes), they are all full versions, no "time expiration" or anything like this and I don't have to pay a single $0.01 for any of them. So no need for your sarcastic comments.


Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Pavel on November 02, 2003, 10:44:42 PM
...they are all full versions, no "time expiration" or anything like this and I don't have to pay a single $0.01 for any of them. So no need for your sarcastic comments.

I don't think Vlk's comment was sarcastic in any way. It really could be an expensive fun ;)!

And although there could be some users which either bought it or have the access to it like you, it is really not very usual and common OS system for home computer. It is quite normal that third party software for such OS costs much more than for workstations OS - such is the life around us. I do not see anything wrong on our decision that avast! Home/Pro does not work at all under such system...

It is really pitty that Bryan did not answer this (and also the other) question in this forum...

Pavel
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: nobody on November 02, 2003, 10:55:26 PM
...they are all full versions, no "time expiration" or anything like this and I don't have to pay a single $0.01 for any of them. So no need for your sarcastic comments.


 It is quite normal that third party software for such OS costs much more than for workstations OS - such is the life around us.


Pavel

Yes, that is generally true, BUT! I know of at least one FREE antivirus product (not time-limited) which works with Windows 2003 Server (and it actually works with other Windows OSes, I believe you can even make it work under Win98, though I haven't tried it personally). You probably know what I'm talking about  ;)
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Lisandro on November 02, 2003, 10:58:48 PM
...they are all full versions, no "time expiration" or anything like this and I don't have to pay a single $0.01 for any of them. So no need for your sarcastic comments.


 It is quite normal that third party software for such OS costs much more than for workstations OS - such is the life around us.


Pavel

Yes, that is generally true, BUT! I know of at least one FREE antivirus product (not time-limited) which works with Windows 2003 Server (and it actually works with other Windows OSes, I believe you can even make it work under Win98, though I haven't tried it personally). You probably know what I'm talking about  ;)

So bryan has a solution  ;D
Please tell everybody which software is free under Windows 2003 Server, no matters at all. Anyway, I think like Vlk and Pavel (it is really not very usual and common OS system for home computer).
It's a pitty that bryan has gone away  :'(
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: nobody on November 02, 2003, 11:13:02 PM
...they are all full versions, no "time expiration" or anything like this and I don't have to pay a single $0.01 for any of them. So no need for your sarcastic comments.


 It is quite normal that third party software for such OS costs much more than for workstations OS - such is the life around us.


Pavel

Yes, that is generally true, BUT! I know of at least one FREE antivirus product (not time-limited) which works with Windows 2003 Server (and it actually works with other Windows OSes, I believe you can even make it work under Win98, though I haven't tried it personally). You probably know what I'm talking about  ;)

So bryan has a solution  ;D
Please tell everybody which software is free under Windows 2003 Server, no matters at all. Anyway, I think like Vlk and Pavel (it is really not very usual and common OS system for home computer).
It's a pitty that bryan has gone away  :'(

Okay, if you really want to know - just visit this link:
http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Collateral.asp?CID=41370
This offer is still available and is valid, regardless what the text says on this page.
Title: Re:windows server 2003
Post by: Lisandro on November 02, 2003, 11:26:25 PM
Okay, if you really want to know - just visit this link:
http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Collateral.asp?CID=41370
This offer is still available and is valid, regardless what the text says on this page.

Thanks, bryan must to run to get this offer  ;D