Well i would like to express my opinion on win 2003 compared with other Win OS's , to be more expesific Win Xp Pro.
Win 2003 Server when installing and it ask you for a Administrator password if you type a all-lowercase password it pops up a warning that says that the passwords should have numbers uppercase and lowercase letters etc. Something that XP doesn't do.
When I installed Win Xp the first time i scanned my computer with LanGuard with out any updates or anything and i could see all the services that were running and had many open ports, and also had the administrative shares enabled and i couldn't disable them , i had to shut down the Server service . It had remote registry editing enabled, you could see all the user names, etc.
Yesterday i installed Win 2003 Server and i did the same thing that i do with every os that i installed for the first time scan it, and what was my suprise it only had 3 open ports
135 [ epmap => DCE endpoint resolution ]
445 [ Microsoft-Ds ]
389 [ LDAP => Light Directory Access Protocol ]
it was easy to disable the Administrative shares
What i didn't like is that it doesn't have pinball and Solitari
I finally found a Windows that i like, but i would'n change Slackware for anything
I would like some feed back of other users that use win 2003 server and have other comments that they would like to add.