Microsoft Windows 2003® Server is the multipurpose network operating systems for sharing
files and printers, running server applications, and building Internet
capabilities in your business.
The Windows Server 2003 family takes the best of Windows 2000 Server
technology and makes it easier to deploy, manage, and use. The result: a
highly productive infrastructure that helps make your network a strategic
asset for your organization.
Improvements to Windows 2000
Windows Server 2003 includes all the functionality customers need today from a
Windows server operating system to do more with less, such as security,
reliability, availability, and scalability. In addition, Microsoft has
improved and extended the Windows server operating systems to incorporate the
benefits of Microsoft® .NET for connecting information, people, systems, and
Windows Server 2003 is a multipurpose operating system capable of handling
a diverse set of server roles, depending on your needs, in either a
centralized or distributed fashion. Some of these server roles include:
- File and print server.
- Web server and Web application services.
- Mail server.
- Terminal server.
- Remote access and virtual private network (VPN) server.
- Directory services, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol (DHCP) server, and Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS).
- Streaming media server.
Windows Server 2003