Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 is a server Operating system which is manufactured by Microsoft. Windows Server 2003 is also known as Win2k3, it was released on April 24, 2003.

Features:

Following are some of the features of Windows Server 2003:

  • Internet Information Service (IIS) v6.0: is the best feature used to turn a computer into web server.
  • Distributed File System (DFS): It acts as an virtual file system, which is an aggregation of multiple network shares.
  • Virtual Disc Service: It manages RAID devices, NAS devices and SAN shares to function as a normal drives.
  • JBOD systems (Just a Bunch of Discs): JBOD helps in managing a set of individual storage devices as a single unit.
  • Multi Path IO (MPIO):If the primary connection to IO devices is down, MPIO provides an alternate path for the transfer of data.

Windows Server 2003 is considered best than Windows 2000 Server as it includes features like improved manageability, improved performance, new features of Exchange 2003 and Office 2003.

Requirements:

  • RAM: 128 MB, 256 MB recommended
  • Processor: Pentium 133 MHz, 550+ MHz recommended, up to 4 CPUs
  • Drive space: 1.5 GB
  • Drives: Runs from hard disk drive
  • File systems: FAT, FAT32 and NTFS
  • Video: VGA or better

Interface

Windows 2003 Server supports GUI interface to interact with the users as it doesn’t provides an option to interface by text-based DOS window when Windows Operating System is running.

Installation:

Windows Server 2003 can be installed on its own primary partition. If you want to install on any other partition i.e. logical or physical drives, it needs an installation of a small program in a bootable FAT or NTFS primary partition on the primary drive.

Windows 2003 Server Compatibility:

  • Windows 16-bit programs (Windows 3.x type programs)
  • Windows 32-bit programs
  • DOS programs

Related Information

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