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'''Windows Server 2003''' is the server counterpart of [[Windows XP]]. It comes in editions like Datacenter, Web Server, Standard, Enterprise and Small Business (the latter is [[Windows Small Business Server 2003|technically a separate version]]). It replaces [[Windows 2000|Windows 2000 Server]] and was replaced by [[Windows Server 2008]].
 
'''Windows Server 2003''' is the server counterpart of [[Windows XP]]. It comes in editions like Datacenter, Web Server, Standard, Enterprise and Small Business (the latter is [[Windows Small Business Server 2003|technically a separate version]]). It replaces [[Windows 2000|Windows 2000 Server]] and was replaced by [[Windows Server 2008]].
  
=== Codenames ===
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== Codenames ==
 
Its internal codenames were either '''dotNET (.NET) Server''' (As evidenced in the Windows buildtree, where its source is located at D:\dnsrv) and during the development of [[Windows XP]], it was codenamed '''Whistler Server'''.
 
Its internal codenames were either '''dotNET (.NET) Server''' (As evidenced in the Windows buildtree, where its source is located at D:\dnsrv) and during the development of [[Windows XP]], it was codenamed '''Whistler Server'''.
  
=== Release 2 ===
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== Release 2 ==
 
An interim release under the name of '''Windows Server 2003 R2''' was released on 2005-12-06.
 
An interim release under the name of '''Windows Server 2003 R2''' was released on 2005-12-06.
  
=== Other versions ===
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== Other versions ==
 
As well as the standard Windows Server 2003, several other editions were built on the NT 5.2 kernel, including '''Storage Server 2003 R2''' (released 2006-03-05), '''Compute Cluster Server 2003''' (released 2006-06-09), '''Small Business Server 2003 R2''' (released 2006-09-01) and '''Unified Data Storage Server 2003''' (released 2006-12-05).
 
As well as the standard Windows Server 2003, several other editions were built on the NT 5.2 kernel, including '''Storage Server 2003 R2''' (released 2006-03-05), '''Compute Cluster Server 2003''' (released 2006-06-09), '''Small Business Server 2003 R2''' (released 2006-09-01) and '''Unified Data Storage Server 2003''' (released 2006-12-05).
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== United Kingdom version ==
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The British English version of Windows Server 2003 doesn't use or even include the [https://youtu.be/B3nSs_sZH8I widespread startup sound]. The Windows XP startup sound were actually used for copies of Windows Server 2003 in all countries. There wasn't even a special edition for United Kingdom of Windows Server 2003. There wasn't any country-specific editions of Windows until Microsoft was forced to release N and KN variants with Windows Media Player and other features after antitrust lawsuits.
  
 
== Builds ==
 
== Builds ==

Revision as of 13:06, 28 June 2020

Windows Server 2003
Version of Microsoft Windows
Windows Server 2003 logo.png
WinSRV2003Enterprise RTM Desktop.png
OS familyWindows NT
Version5.2
CodenameWhistler Server
Preliminary nameWindows 2002[1]
Windows .NET Server 2003
Architecturex86, x64, ia64
Latest build5.2.3790
Release date2003-04-24
Support end2015-07-14
SKUs
Web Server
Standard Server
Datacenter Server
Enterprise Server
Replaces
Windows 2000 Server
Replaced by
Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2003 is the server counterpart of Windows XP. It comes in editions like Datacenter, Web Server, Standard, Enterprise and Small Business (the latter is technically a separate version). It replaces Windows 2000 Server and was replaced by Windows Server 2008.

Codenames

Its internal codenames were either dotNET (.NET) Server (As evidenced in the Windows buildtree, where its source is located at D:\dnsrv) and during the development of Windows XP, it was codenamed Whistler Server.

Release 2

An interim release under the name of Windows Server 2003 R2 was released on 2005-12-06.

Other versions

As well as the standard Windows Server 2003, several other editions were built on the NT 5.2 kernel, including Storage Server 2003 R2 (released 2006-03-05), Compute Cluster Server 2003 (released 2006-06-09), Small Business Server 2003 R2 (released 2006-09-01) and Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (released 2006-12-05).

United Kingdom version

The British English version of Windows Server 2003 doesn't use or even include the widespread startup sound. The Windows XP startup sound were actually used for copies of Windows Server 2003 in all countries. There wasn't even a special edition for United Kingdom of Windows Server 2003. There wasn't any country-specific editions of Windows until Microsoft was forced to release N and KN variants with Windows Media Player and other features after antitrust lawsuits.

Builds

Pre-Beta 1

Technical Beta 1

Beta 1

Pre-Beta 2

Beta 2

Pre-Beta 3

Beta 3

Pre-RC1

RC1

Pre-RC 2

RC2

Post-RC 2

Pre-RTM

RTM Escrow

RTM

Service Pack 1 Beta

Service Pack 1 RC

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 2 Beta

Service Pack 2

R2 Beta

R2 RTM

Storage Server 2003 R2

Compute Cluster Server

Beta 2

Community Technology Preview

RTM

References