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File server and Print server in Windows 2003. What will the changes be when we add these roles?

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File server and Print server in Windows 2003. What will the changes be when we add these roles?
When we add each of these roles what are the differences that we can make out.

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Sharath
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A Server 2003 server can act as a file and print server as standard without the roles actually being installed. Installing those roles simply gives you some additional programs and features to use for managing that server's role. For example, installing the print server role in Server 2003 R2 will give you Print Management functionality - which allows you to deploy and manage printer connections in Group Policies.

For the file services role, you will get additional applications including DFS - Distributed File System - installed.

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Thanks Matthew any links that has all the additions that take place?
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Here's the only site I could find - it details each role and the features it adds/supports: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/serverroles/options.mspx

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Thanks Matthew thats a useful one...
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That's good - I couldn't find anything else!
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