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Windows 2003 R2 not identified (fixed in v2.5)
« on: April 05, 2007, 04:27:07 PM »
I did a scan using Newt Pro on some servers.  Instead of showing them as Windows 2003 R2 it just showed them as regular Windows 2003.  Is there a way to identify which ones are R2?

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Windows 2003 R2 not identified (fixed in v2.5)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 05:57:16 PM »
Hi there.  Correct, the Operating System column will show Windows 2003.  For seeing the service pack, which I believe is what you\'re asking for, you want to look under the Service Pack column.  You can see this column under the Primary tab, but it may be easy to find it under the Windows tab.

Windows 2003 R2 should be analogous to Service Pack 1.  There is no other way we know of to distinguish.  Of course Service Pack 2, just released, would be newer.

You can also look under the OS (WMI) column to determine the OS flavor, be it Standard Server, Advanced Server, etc.

To give a better explanation of these tabs; the Primary tab contains all fields from System, Windows and Network tabs.  In other words, those 3 tabs split up the Primary tab into easier-to-find categories.

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Windows 2003 R2 not identified (fixed in v2.5)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 11:28:38 AM »
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Windows 2003 R2 should be analogous to Service Pack 1. There is no other way we know of to distinguish.


Hmm, whats about the WMI Attribute \"OtherTypeDescription
\"? If it is Windows 2003 R2 then \"R2\" is shown there. Otherwise its empty ...

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 12:40:09 AM »
Hi there.  First we\'d like to thank you for being a customer and supporting our company.

NEWT uses a number of different methods to detect whether a 2003 server is R2, including the WMI \"OtherTypeDescription\".  WMI has been known to be wrong in many cases concerning detection of R2.  We found many times WMI will be empty when R2 is clearly installed.  Although NEWT is far from perfect, we performed heavy R&D on this particular feature, so it *should* be detecting fairly well.

If a 2003 Server has R2, then \"R2\" should show at the end of a grid cell under the \"Operating System (Detailed)\" column, for example \"Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 for Small Business Server R2\" and also under the \"Service Pack\" column, as in \"Service Pack 2 (R2)\".

Does that help?