?
Solved

Technical Benifits of upgrading to SBS2003

Posted on 2006-11-08
6
Medium Priority
?
227 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hi There,

We have a client that is running a SBS2000 domain. They want to upgrade to SBS2003 and infact get a free upgrade to 2003 (not 2003 r2).
Does anyone have a quick list of some sort the benifits to upgrading to SBS2003 from SBS2000 the client just wants something to show the bean counters so they can make the financial decision.
I have had a quick look at microsoft and can only find stuff on R2

any help would be greatly apprecited.
0
Comment
Question by:CodeBlueEngineers
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 100 total points
ID: 17904041
Stability
75 Users licences
Exchange 2003

just list the technical resources that SBS has included and then point out that they are way more stable!
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 17904054
Hi CodeBlueEngineers,

Jay said it -> Exchange 2003

Better control of public folders, the recovery storage group, RPC/HTTP (big bonus), stability

Here is the MS answer - but it is reasons for upgrading in general, not just upgrading from 2000 -> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/evaluation/top.mspx

Hope that helps,

-red
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 17904090
Another thing - Volume Shadow copy - when enabled (and only available in 2003 Server), this automatically backs up documents when they change, based on a defined schedule.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume_Shadow_Copy_Service
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 100 total points
ID: 17923378
If it's for the bean counters... show them this:  http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/9/9/19965e37-b219-4196-9ed7-a8d36227c5bb/WindowsSBS2003-businessvaluewhitepaper.doc

Everything for SBS is now labeled R2... you can't really upgrade to SBS 2003 without getting R2 anyhow.  I don't think they're shipping previous media anymore.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question