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Windows standard 2003 vs R2

Is the R2 just a version with all the upgrades or service packs already updated?

In other words can I use the older copy and just pull the upgrades from micosoft.

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Originally Posted by Jimbo2004 View Post
Is the R2 just a version with all the upgrades or service packs already updated?

In other words can I use the older copy and just pull the upgrades from micosoft.

I believe this webcast should tell you all you need to know

we have 2003 and R2 servers and personally i cant see much of a huge difference.

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The R2 version is actually a different release. It includes features not included with the normal Windows Server 2003. For most scenarios, you probably won't end up using the new features in it for a web server. However, the biggest feature that our customers have utilized is the improved DFS replication.

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