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Publisher: Microsoft

Web: www.microsoft.com/windows.netserver/default.mspx

Status: Beta

Introduced Expected release data: 23-Apr-2003

Latest Server: 2003 RC2

Design: GUI, Multi-tasking

Type: Server

Summary: The Windows 2003 Server is the sucessor to Windows 2000 Server. For a considerable time, this was also referred to as the .net server, but that name has now been dropped.



Product: Windows 2003 Server, Standard Edition

Processor: Pentium 133 MHz or better, 550+ MHz recommended

RAM: 128 MB

Drive space: 1.5 GB

Drives: Runs from hard disk

Video: VGA or better

File systems: FAT, FAT32, NTFS

Compatibility: Windows 16-bit programs (Windows 3.x type programs)

Windows 32-bit programs

DOS programs in a "DOS box" while Windows is running (not all programs run)

Interface: Windows 2003 server provides a GUI interface. It does supports a text-based DOS window while Windows is running.

Installation: Can be installed in its own primary partition on the first drive. When installing to any other partition( (logical or primary) on any drive, a small portion must be installed in a bootable FAT or FAT32 primary partition on the first drive.

Varients: Standard Edtion, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, Web Edition

Versions: 2-Dec-2002 RC2

Downloads: Beta RC2, http://www.microsoft.com/windows.netserver.../obtaining.mspx


Microsoft, http://www.microsoft.com

Windows 2003 Home page, http://www.microsoft.com/windows.netserver...er/default.mspx

Documentation, http://www.microsoft.com/windows.netserver...oc/default.mspx

Developers, http://msdn.microsoft.com

Publisher Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)

Web: www.microsoft.com

Alternatives: Windows 2000 Server, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris

Name Games


Windows Server 2003 wasn't the original name for this product family. Here are the other names Microsoft publicly touted.

January 2000: Code-name "Whistler Server"

April 30, 2001: Windows 2002 Server

June 19, 2001: Windows .NET Server

August 27, 2002: Windows .NET Server 2003

January 9, 2003: Windows Server 2003

Thanks @ Paul Thurrott's Super Site for Windows

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This is a great news. But the major thing i just wonder whether Win 2003

supports Visual Studio .Net. I had major problem which set up Visual Studio

.Net on Windows Datacenter Server. If anyone knows any information about

win 2003 and VS .Net, plz post the links or info.



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I'm sure it has Solitaire (lol do you play that crap?)

Win2k3 isn't a gaming OS, so don't expect Microsoft to support Gaming and Multimedia on Win2k3 and release patches to fix any future problems relating to it. Some users who take this path could probably get stuck in a few months time, and will end up going back to XP.

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Steve Ballmer will personally all people in the neck who try playing games on Windows Server 2003. If you are CAUGHT you will be shot in the neck and sweated all over by the big fat man himself.

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I would suggest rather than trying to do stupid computer tricks with Windows 2003, that you RTFM and learn what ERD is, because if you don't know what an emergency repair disk is, or how to create one you shouldn't even TRY deleting NTOSkrnl.exe/dll it's VERY dangerous.

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