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Comparison between Windows Server and Windows WEB Server

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What are the differences between Windows Server (WS) and Windows WEB Server (WWS)?  I am most interested in what the WEB server version is "missing".  I am thinking of getting WWS but I need to make certain it has everything I need (especially SMTP and support for PHP).

Please don't direct me to MC$FT product pages or support. I found all the "sales pitch" web pages on the Microsoft site.  I even tried to chat live online with a "representative" who only seemed interested in finding out if I was a Microsoft "partner" and if I was not then she/he wanted to get a Microsoft "partner" to call me about my questions.  You know what happens if a sales person ever gets your phone number......

I need some technical details without the sales pitch from them.
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Are you referring to Web Server Edition?  We use that for our 2003 web servers.  I know offhand that it does not come with domain controlling or fax sharing abilities.  It does support PHP.
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The big difference is that the web edition can not run Network Infrastructure services like DNS, AD, etc. Web can only run web services.

http://forums.asp.net/t/1325697.aspx
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thank  you!
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My understanding is that it will just not do the standard cal.  its only good for web apps.
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