Microsoft Windows .NET Server 2003, RC1

Windows .NET Server 2003 is almost here and many IT depart­ments will be debating whether or not to upgrade their systems. There will be four main editions (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, and Web), and although the naming scheme is a little confusing, .NET Server’s core features are not far removed from Windows 2000 Server.

The major enhancements for .NET Server revolve around manageability, networking and security. Active Directory has been improved thanks to the feedback Microsoft has received over the past three years. A further reduction in blue screen crashes and minimal occasions requiring reboot will improve server manageability.

Networking features, especially wire­less, have been enhanced and made much more secure. Unneeded services are disabled by default, ensuring that your systems are less vulnerable than in the past.

Microsoft has spent considerable time ensuring that .NET Server’s code is fund­amentally secure. The main reason that this release has been delayed is because the developers were all given a crash course in writing secure code.

Other features that IT administrators will be interested in are IIS6.0, Terminal Services, Volume Shadow Copies, and a new Group Policy Management Console.

The .NET Server schedule has been pushed back to an early 2003 release. Pricing should remain in line with Windows 2000 Server prices.

In brief: Microsoft Windows .NET Server 2003, Release Candidate 1
This latest Windows server looks promising but Microsoft’s greatest challenge will be convincing people with NT4 systems to make the upgrade.
Price: TBA
Phone: 13 2058
URL: www.microsoft.com/australia.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Kieran McNamee

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?