Get comprehensive information to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 for messaging and collaboration, Internet access, database storage, printing, faxing, support for line-of-business applications, and end-to-end network administration.
The first time you noticed Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, it might have been because it's such a remarkable bargain. For about the price of a mid-level desktop copier, you get Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, and Routing and Remote Access firewall technology. And that is just the Standard Edition.
In Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2, you now have all that, plus enhanced security; Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Update Services for automated, network-wide patch and update management; Exchange Server 2003 updated to SP2 with increased mailbox limits to 75 GB; the File Server Resource Manager, which allows you to set quotas and file screens by folder; and expanded client access license (CAL) rights.
The Premium Edition has all that, plus Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition, Microsoft Internet and Security Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, and Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003. In both editions, the technologies are optimized to work as a package for the small business user.
Windows Small Business Server has always been a bargain, and each new version has been easier to install and much easier to configure and use. The various applications are better integrated than ever before. New tools have centralized and simplified server management, and dozens of wizards are available to help with just about every conceivable task. Best of all, Windows Small Business Server allows companies with as few as 3 or as many as 75 computers to have an affordable, real, client/server network with all the security and efficiency that implies.