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05-07-2008, 07:42 AM
Windows Server 2003 (also referred to as Win2K3) is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. Introduced on April 24, 2003 as the successor to Windows 2000 Server, it is considered by Microsoft to be the cornerstone of their Windows Server System line of business server products. An updated version, Windows Server 2003 R2 was released to manufacturing on 6 December 2005. Its successor, Windows Server 2008, was released on February 4, 2008.
Released on April 24, 2003, Windows Server 2003 (which carries the version number 5.2) is the follow-up to Windows 2000 Server, incorporating compatibility and other features from Windows XP. Unlike Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003's default installation has none of the server components enabled, to reduce the attack surface of new machines. Windows Server 2003 includes compatibility modes to allow older applications to run with greater stability. It was made more compatible with Windows NT 4.0 domain-based networking. Incorporating and upgrading a Windows NT 4.0 domain to Windows 2000 was considered difficult and time-consuming, and generally was considered an all-or-nothing upgrade, particularly when dealing with Active Directory. Windows Server 2003 brought in enhanced Active Directory compatibility, and better deployment support, to ease the transition from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional.
Changes to various services include those to the IIS web server, which was almost completely rewritten to improve performance and security, Distributed File System, which now supports hosting multiple DFS roots on a single server, Terminal Server, Active Directory, Print Server, and a number of other areas. Windows Server 2003 was also the first operating system released by Microsoft after the announcement of their Trustworthy Computing initiative, and as a result, contains a number of changes to security defaults and practices.
The product went through several name changes during the course of development. When first announced in 2000, it was known by its codename, "Whistler Server"; it was then named "Windows 2002 Server" for a brief time in mid-2001, before being renamed "Windows .NET Server" as part of Microsoft's effort to promote their new integrated enterprise and development framework, Microsoft .NET. It was later renamed to "Windows .NET Server 2003". Due to fears of confusing the market about what ".NET" represents and responding to criticism, Microsoft removed .NET from the name during the Release Candidate stage in late-2002. This allowed the name .NET to exclusively apply to the .NET Framework, as previously it had appeared that .NET was just a tag for a generation of Microsoft products.

05-07-2008, 08:06 AM
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05-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Please, no more copy paste and trash here.

05-20-2008, 07:10 AM
I have a tendancy to agree - I let them go because they are not spam, but these posts are rarely relevant in the forums they are posted in.

tomherry - no more please... or if you must please point out their relevency...

05-21-2008, 10:33 AM
They want to be come contributing members here in that way

05-30-2008, 10:58 AM
That was a general info.

07-09-2008, 07:43 AM
Thanks u
good information

08-01-2008, 04:25 AM
The greater part of web masters know about that.

08-04-2008, 07:46 AM
Its good to contribute in forums growth but if anyone is copying and pasting the article then don't forget to mention the source link. ;)

08-05-2008, 04:00 AM
Yes kind of article submission here. But be sure that google do not love the same articles appearing on different web sites ;)

08-06-2008, 01:22 PM
Better to contribute informative self created stuffs so people can discuss here..

05-20-2009, 11:31 AM
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is a cumulative service pack that includes the latest updates and provides enhancements to security and stability. In addition, it adds new features and updates to existing Windows Server 2003 features and utilities.....