Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit includes everything you need out of the box to get your system up and running, for up to 25 licenses. Enjoy all the best features, specifically designed to run on 32-bit hardware.
Integrated Support for .NET—New in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit is support for the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR), which is a huge step forward for the .NET framework. .NET applications will immediately run on Windows Server 2003 with no headaches on the user's end. No additional runtime components required either!
Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration Service—Support for the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration service (UDDI) is included in all versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit. This allows you to host your own web services directory to support local web service applications.
RIS Support for Windows Server Installations—New in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit is the ability for RIS to perform Windows server installations. You can use this feature to allow .NET RIS to install all versions of Windows Server 2003 in addition to Windows XP and Windows 2000. Installations have never been this easy or this smooth!
Headless Server Operations—Finally, you can run your Windows server without needing a dedicated keyboard and monitor just for the server itself. You can now remotely manage and even restart the system through a serial connection. However, this is only available on select systems with the BIOS settings you need to run without a dedicated video card. Fortunately, you can now access the server from any machine on the network!
IIS 6 Support—Redesigned from the ground up, you can now use Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit to access IIS 6 software. This supports a more robust architecture, an XML-based metabase, and an automatic application-recycling feature that can programmatically restart failed applications quickly and easily.
Replicate Your Active Directory Database from Media—With Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit, you can now replicate a complete copy of your Active Directory Database to external media, such as a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or even a tape. This allows for much greater speed when it comes to the initial Active Directory population.
Resultant Set of Policies—Fixing an issue from Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit includes a new Resultant Set of Policies (RSoP) feature that allows you to study the effect of policy settings on users and computers before actually implementing them, giving you the tools you need to create the best scenario and user experience for your users. This is incredibly useful when it comes to debugging these new policies, because the new planning mode allows you to see these effects before deploying them.
Active Directory Domain Rename—Active Directory offers excellent security, but often at the price of the user experience. Now, in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit, you can easily change a domain's DNS and NetBIOS names, making it easier than ever to manage your software and policies.
Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)--New in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit is the Volume Shadow Copy Service, or VSS, which allows you to save a “point-in-time” copy of a given storage location. By interfacing with the Microsoft Management Console Disk Management snap-in or MMC Shaded folders snap in, you can back up files from a specific point in time. Incredibly useful if, say, you make a change that negatively affects the software and you want to go back to a time before that change when everything worked as intended.
Up to 8 Processors Supported—With Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise 32-Bit, you can support up to 8 processors at once, ensuring that the system can handle anything you throw at it, and then some! Never worry about speed and just get back to work, fast!