Windows Server 2003

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Windows Server 2003
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows NT
Version5.2
Architecturex86, x64, IA-64
Latest build
Release date2003-04-24
SKUs
Support end2015-07-14

Windows Server 2003 is the server counterpart of Windows XP. It comes in flavors of 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[edit]

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

About R2 Version[edit]

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

Other versions[edit]

As well as the standard Windows Server 2003, several other editions were built on the NT5.2 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).

Builds[edit]

Pre-Beta[edit]

Technical Beta[edit]

Beta 1[edit]

Pre-Beta 2[edit]

Beta 2[edit]

Beta 3[edit]

RC1[edit]

RC2[edit]

Pre-RTM[edit]

RTM[edit]

Service Pack 1 Beta[edit]

Service Pack 1 RC[edit]

Service Pack 1[edit]

Service Pack 2 Beta[edit]

Service Pack 2[edit]

R2 Beta[edit]

R2 RTM[edit]

This version is Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.

Update RTM[edit]

Update SP1[edit]

Update SP2[edit]

Compute Cluster Server[edit]

  • This is Beta Release for Compute Cluster Server.
  • This is Community Tech Preview, February 2006 for Compute Cluster Server.
  • This is the official RTM for Compute Cluster Server.