Windows 2003 server R2 no domain

Are there any real benefits to using Windows 2003 server R2 on a stand-alone workgroup server?
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skca54Senior EngineerCommented:
Not really. If you are not using a domain then there is no benefits at all apart from some security updates which you would have installaed anyway.

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skca54Senior EngineerCommented:
Here is a quote from HP:

Q3. When should I upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003 R2?
A3. Windows Server 2003 R2 integrates the work done in Windows Server 2003 SP1 with selected new features and components, and adds a small number of previously released feature packs. Because Windows Server 2003 R2 is based on Windows Server 2003 SP1, you would need to upgrade only those Windows Server 2003 servers on which you want to run the new features. Because Windows Server 2003 R2 will be serviced with the same service packs and updates as Windows Server 2003, combining Windows Server 2003 operating systems and Windows Server 2003 R2 operating systems in a single environment is very easy.
brianp6Author Commented:
We have a 2003 AD domain onsite but, this server is recommended to not to be in a domain, due to the application that will be hosted on it.  I couldn't remember if there was an added benefit of R2 when you have over 4GB of RAM installed (currently, this will have 4GB upon installation).
skca54Senior EngineerCommented:
R2 has the same RAM limitation as 'R1'. To have more than 4Gb of RAM you generally need to use 64-bit editions. Although Enterprise 32-bit does allow more RAM.
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