filed in OS on Nov.12, 2008
For many reasons we may want keep old machines running, for people don’t use linux, they may thought: xp or server 2003? when they ask friends/bbs mostly people will told: windows server 2003 is much more stable! coz its server OS/core , etc..
This time I put a old pc with PIII 600E, 384M RAM into a print/scan server. It’s chipset is VIA PRO133A. While the printer/scanner is HP 3030 All in one.
At first, I setup a windows server 2003, and then bad things happen, I can only install printer driver but the computer did not “found” the scanner, I test the hp 3030 with other xp/2003 machines and the scanner did work.
In the end, I setup a XP and the scanner finally worked.
I think the reson for this is first the purpose of each OS was different and XP was born early than server 2003,
XP will more consider low config computers/PCs (PIII 600 was the “mainstream” CPU in year 2000/2001)
Also, like VIA chipset based computers, hardly you can find in server aera. right? maybe this is a incompatibility problem.