Technical Benifits of upgrading to SBS2003

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.
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Jay_Jay70Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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Exchange 2003

just list the technical resources that SBS has included and then point out that they are way more stable!
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 ->

Hope that helps,

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyConnect With a Mentor Principal ConsultantCommented:
If it's for the bean counters... show them this:

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.

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