You need to understand that when you are running everyhting that server runs and all the security behind server it is going to run slower. It takes about 6 to 8 minutes to reboot a 2003 server I maintain even though it has 2 gig of ram on a 2GHz processor. But it does boot to a RAID1 system drives and RAID10 data drives.
I wasn't clear on my post; at best it was confusing sorry. I have the first part out of 3 parts or boxes of the Essential Business Server setup, the first part is Windows Server 2008 standard or at least a form of it. I also have setup on another box Windows Server 2008 what you migtht call the full version in this case, because it is not part of the Essential Business Server Suite. The Server 2008 I have loaded that is a separate Server all by itself didn't take half the time to install that the Server 2008 for the Essential Business Server Suite took, that is what I found odd. I didn't mean it takes a long time to boot up, I meant it was odd how long it took to install as compared to how long it took to install Windows Server 2008 on another slower system. Hope that is clearer (-:
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