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Any point in putting DCs as R2?

TheCleaner
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All of my DC's are 2003.

I'm going to be deploying a new DC at headquarters.

My question is, although I can't see any real benefit to deploying this DC with R2, perhaps someone here will say otherwise?

I'm perfectly content with deploying it as simply 2003 w/ sp1 but I wanted to check since I've been "out of the Windows loop" for the last 3-4 months...
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I don't think so really. DFS works better with R2 and the Printer Manager is an improvement... but those aren't traditional DC jobs.

Chris

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R2 has some cool improvements and from my view i would jump into it...the whole thing is that little mroe stable....however its not a neccesity.....

 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/r2/whatsnewinr2.mspx

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Man, I'm sucking lately at closing out my own questions, sorry vsg375.

Chris-Dent confirmed it for me...
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