Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition helps you to increase the
effectiveness of your computing operation while reducing IT costs. New features
simplify and improve branch server management, storage management, and identity
and access management. 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 R2 edition builds upon the success of the original release. Protect your
network with the advanced security features of Service Pack 1. Use the Security
Configuration Wizard to create security policies based on a server's role.
Implement other features to protect against malicious code and activate security
updates at installation. Improved file replication and centralized printer
management removes the need for local administration and backup in branch
You'll experience better identity and access management across security
boundaries. Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) provides improved total
cost of ownership (TCO) and better security when collaborating with partners or
deploying internet-facing web applications. Easily configure and provision
storage area networks (SANs) for efficient storage setup and management. Plus,
increase your team's ability to work together by using SharePoint sites to
communicate information, discuss ideas, and collaborate on documents.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is a cumulative service pack
that includes the latest updates and provides enhancements to security and
stability. In addition, it adds new features and updates to existing Windows
Server 2003 features and utilities.