What’s the difference in Windows 2003 and Windows 2000?

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows 2000 desktop
Windows 2000 Server
What is the basic difference windows 2000 server & windows 2003 server.

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The number and the fact that 2003 sucks slightly less than 2000. 🙂

In all seriousness, that’s quite an answer you’re looking for. But you should really try searching on Google first. For example, I found this site with a casual (and badly-constructed, I admit) search on the Goog:


One thing I really liked, especially for enterprise-class installations, is the fact that when you reboot the server, you *must* enter a reason. This is great for audit/tracking purposes.


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  • Ramheka
    the diffirence is huge: first 2003 is more secure (is more locked down than 2000) second it handles memory a lot better than 2000 IIS 6 is more stable than iis5 as if one virtual server goes down doesn't take down the entire server (every virtual server runs in its memory space) three a lot faster four DNS has more features than 2000 supports better printing over RDP The list goes on and on
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  • AndreaF
    2003 was also a much smoother system than 2000 - more features, faster to load, and a great improvement from the 2000 technology. SBS 2003 was one of my favorites.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    As you asked both are windows server & servers are different from desktop OS. For what reference have you asked for this query. Is this regard a real time issue/ just for a knowledge. Is this query for cost curtail. What environment is there. As more details are required, please provide here.
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  • clark445kent

    Please check this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759589(v=ws.10).aspx 

    In this article, you will get complete difference between Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. I hope it will be helpful for you.

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    Clark Kent
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