Microsoft Windows Server 2003 | Part 2

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 | Part 2

Features of the Windows Server 2003 R2 edition

  • Server Management Branch Office (Monkey Project)
  • Centralized management tools for files and printers,
  • Distributed File System (Distributed File System or DFS) enhanced with an interface for managing namespaces,
  • Data replication over a WAN (Wide Area Network or WAN) more efficient differential compression distance
  • Identity Management and Access (DNA scanning mode),
  • Authentication and Extranet single federation,
  • Centralized application access to Extranet
  • Disable automated extranet access based on information from Active Directory account,
  • Authentication of user access,
  • Authentication web single cross-platform synchronization and password using the network information service (Network Information Service or NIS)
  • Storage Management,
  • Resource Manager File Server (publishing reports on storage usage)
  • Improved management of quotas,
  • File types of search limits file license
  • Storage Manager for network storage facility (Storage Area Network or SAN) (configuring a set of storage),
  • Server virtualization,
  • New licensing policy allows up to 4 virtual instances (on Enterprise versions and above)
  • Adding Utilities and SDK software for UNIX applications, providing an environment of relatively complete UNIX development:
  1. Basic utilities,
  2. Utilities SVR-5
  3. SDK Base (Software Development Kit or SDK)
  5. GNU utilities,
  6. Perl 5


Windows Server 2003 is available in several editions, each designed for a type and size of company specific: Consult the comparative editions of Windows Server 2003 for detailed information. In general, all editions of Windows Server 2003 have the ability to share files and printers, to act as a server application, and host message queues, provide courier services, to authenticate users to act as a server X.509 certificate, to provide a directory service LDAP server to serve streaming media, and perform other operations-oriented servers.

Below is a list of these different editions:

Edition Small Business Server (SBS)

SBS includes Windows Server with additional technology to provide small businesses with a complete technology solution. The technologies are integrated for small businesses with targeted solutions such as the Workspace Web Remote (Remote Web Workplace), and offers an interest in the administration as the assisted facility, extended supervision, a console unified management, and remote access.

The Standard Edition of SBS includes Windows SharePoint Services for collaboration, Microsoft Exchange Server for messaging, fax server, and Active Directory for user management. The product also has a basic firewall, DHCP server and a NAT router using either two network cards or network adapter coupled to a hardware router.

The Premium Edition of SBS includes the contents of the Standard Edition with the addition of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004.

SBS has its own mode of Client Access License (Client Access License – CAL) is different and costs slightly more than other editions of Windows Server 2003. However, the SBS CAL includes CALs for Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, ISA Server, and are therefore generally less expensive than buying CALs for each product separately.

SBS server has the following design limitations:

  • Only one server in a domain can run Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
  • Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server must be the root of the Active Directory forest.
  • Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server can not have a relationship of trust with other Active Directory domains.
  • Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server is limited to 75 users or devices, according to the method of CAL.
  • Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server is limited to 4GB of RAM (Random Access Memory).
  • An area in Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server can not be a child domain.
  • Terminal Services only works in administration mode on the remote server running SBS 2003, and therefore only two simultaneous RDP connections are allowed. (A change in relation to SBS 2000).
  • To remove the limitations of SBS server and upgrade from Small Business Server to a classic version of Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL and ISA server there Pack Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Transition Pack.

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition is designed primarily for conducting and hosting Web applications, Web pages, and XML Web service. It is designed to be used as a web server IIS 6.0 and thus provides a platform for development and rapid deployment of XML Web services and applications using ASP.NET technology, a key function. NET Framework. This edition does not require a CAL and the Terminal Server mode is not available. However the remote administrative office is available. Only ten simultaneous connections to a file share are allowed at any time. It is not possible to install the software Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange on the Web edition. However MSDE and SQL Server 2005 Express are fully supported after installing Service Pack 1. While XML Web Services and ASP.NET are supported, UDDI can not be deployed on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition. . NET framework version 2.0 is not included in Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, but it can be installed as a separate update from Windows Update site.

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition supports a maximum of two processors with a maximum of 2GB of RAM. Also Windows Server 2003 Web Edition can not act as a domain controller. Finally it is the only version of Windows Server 2003 that does not limit the number of client for Windows Update Services because it does not require CALs.



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