Why switch to Windows 2003?

Lansdell, Jon
December 2003
IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p47
Trade Publication
Windows Server 2000 was a very significant release of Microsoft Corp's server operating system (OS). It introduced a whole new set of tools and techniques for designing and managing a network, printing and file sharing and web services, as well as providing new features like Active Directory. Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 product manager, Mark Tennant adds that a lot of organizations are also planning to upgrade their hardware and it makes sense for them to upgrade their server OS at the same time. Windows 2003 and Active Directory provide manageability software and update services, making it easier to manage and update software on these machines, control what's installed and keep people up to date with patches. There are lots of feature enhancements in 2003 but it all depends on specific business requirements whether the upgrade is worth it. In short, Windows 2003 makes software easier to manage and update with security patches. INSETS: Frequently asked questions;The alternatives to Windows 2003.


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