Most IT administrators are familiar with Windows 2000 and 2003 server. Server 2003 is relatively new and was a leap in technology over 2000 server offering significant advances in terminal services and Active Directory support over its older Windows 2000 brother. Window Server code name "Longhorn" offers a similar advancement in technology over Server 2003. As the successor to Windows Server 2003 the new Windows Server "Longhorn" will be known as Server 2007/2008 depending upon its actual release date. We installed "Longhorn" on two servers and bring you observations and a first look at the newly released Beta 3 as well as our comments on its overall functionality and viability as a replacement server OS for 2003.