The Windows 2003 Server is the successor to Windows 2000 Server. For a considerable time, this was also referred to as the .net server, but that name has now been dropped. Improvements include improved manageability, supports newest features of Exchange 2003 and Office 2003, and improved performance. Default installation is secure by disabling the IIS Web Server, which was enabled during installation in prior server releases.
News 23-Mar-2003 Windows 2003 has been released to production and will be officially released April 24,2003.
Product Windows 2003 Server, Standard Edition
Processor Pentium 133Mhz, 550+ MHz recommended, up to 4 CPUs
RAM 128 MB, 256 MB recommended
Drive space 1.5 GB
Drives Runs from hard disk
Video VGA or better
File systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS
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.
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 Edition
Windows 2003 Server, Enterprise Edition (with 25 client licenses), $3,999
Windows 2003 Server, Standard Edition (with 10 client licenses), $1199
Windows 2003 Server, Web-server-only Edition, $397
Windows 2000 Server, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris