Windows Server 2003

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Windows Server 2003

The .NET version of the Windows 2000 server operating system. Introduced in the spring of 2003, it was originally known as .NET Server 2003. Similar to the Windows 2000 offerings, Windows Server 2003 is available in several versions. The Enterprise and Datacenter Editions are geared for mission critical applications with support for clustering, failover and load balancing. They are also available in 64-bit versions for Intel's IA-64 architecture. The Web Edition is designed for hosting a website. See Windows Home Server, Windows Server 2016 and .NET Enterprise Server.

Edition of            SMPWindows Server 2003   Support  RAM

 Standard              2-way    4GB
 Web Server            2-way    2GB

 32-bit Enterprise     8-way   32GB
 64-bit Enterprise     8-way   64GB

 32-bit DataCenter    32-way   64GB
 64-bit DataCenter    32-way  128GB
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Commenting on the findings, Jon Seddon, Head of Product at Outsourcery, said: "IT projects inevitably involve a degree of complexity, but when we consider how integral Windows Server 2003 has been to businesses' IT for the past decade, and the layers that have built up on the operating system during that time, the task of moving away from it can be a daunting one.
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The website includes helpful advice from Microsoft on how to proceed with a Windows Server 2003 migration, including:
If you wish to maintain an in-house server, modern server hardware offers many performance benefits over older servers and Windows Server 2012 offers many enhancements from Windows Server 2003 such as Hyper-V enabling you to run multiple Windows Servers on a single physical server - reducing hardware costs, improvement Remote Desktop and improved support for hardware and storage devices.
You need a plan: Unfortunately, upgrading from Windows Server 2003 and migrating applications can be complex and introduce risk including implementation failures and unexpected downtime.
Microsoft said users could disable the RSA key exchange ciphers that result in FREAK by changing the SSL Cipher Suite in the Group Policy Object Editor -- unless they are using Windows Server 2003, which does not allow for individual ciphers to be enabled and disabled.
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Along with the planned official launch of SP1 inThis successor to Windows Server 2003 is based on the same base code as Windows Vista, meaning it has a similar architecture and functionality.