Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard 5 CALs R2a OEM
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition is the ideal multipurpose network
operating system for the everyday needs of organizations of all sizes, but
especially small businesses and workgroups. The Windows Server 2003 R2
operating system extends Windows Server 2003, providing a more efficient way to
manage and control access to local and remote resources, while at the same time
integrating easily into your existing Windows Server 2003 environment.
Windows Server 2003 R2 provides a scalable, security-enhanced Web platform and
enables new scenarios, including simplified branch-server management, improved
identity and access management, and more efficient storage management. The R2
release builds upon the increased security, reliability, and performance
provided by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
What's New in Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003 R2 extends the Windows Server 2003 operating system,
providing a more efficient way to manage and control access to local and remote
resources while easily integrating into your existing Windows Server 2003
environment. Windows Server 2003 R2 provides a scalable, security-enhanced Web
platform, seamless interoperability with UNIX-based systems and enables new
scenarios including simplified branch-server management, improved identity and
access management, and more efficient storage management.
- Building upon the increased security, reliability, and performance
provided by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2003 R2
extends connectivity and control to local and remote resources.
Organizations can benefit from reduced costs and increased efficiencies
gained through enhanced management and control over resources across the
- Simplified Branch-Server Management: Windows Server 2003 R2 allows you
to maintain the performance, availability, and productivity benefits of a
local branch-office server while avoiding issues typically associated with
branch-office server solutions such as connectivity limitation and
- Improved Identity and Access Management: Windows Server 2003 R2 includes
Active Directory Federation Services, which is designed to help
administrators address identity management challenges by making it possible
for organizations to share a userís identity information more securely
across security boundaries. Windows Server 2003 R2 also provides UNIX
password synchronization, which helps integrate servers running Windows and
UNIX by simplifying the process of maintaining secure passwords.
- Reduced Storage Management Costs: Windows Server 2003 R2 includes new
tools designed to provide a centralized view of storage; simplified storage
planning, provisioning and maintenance; and improved monitoring and
- Rich Web Platform: Windows Server 2003 R2 enables businesses to extend
their infrastructure over the Web while reducing development and management
costs through enhancements delivered with Windows Server 2003 SP1, x64
Editions, Windows SharePoint Services, .NET Framework 2.0, and Internet
Information Services 6.0.
- Seamless UNIX/Windows Interoperability: UNIX Interoperability components
in Windows Server 2003 R2 allow you to reduce costs by integrating UNIX and
Windows systems to deliver a complete solution. The integration of security
and directory services, file and printer sharing, and re-use of UNIX code
and IT skills across platforms, delivers a simplified infrastructure and
allows UNIX or Windows IT staff to manage both systems from one place.