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Windows Server 2003 is the server counterpart of Windows XP. It comes in editions like Datacenter, Web Server, Standard, Enterprise and Small Business (the latter is technically a separate version).

It replaces Windows 2000 Server and was replaced by Windows Server 2008.

It is the last version of Windows to support computers without ACPI. It is also the last version of Windows to use NTLDR to boot the system.

Codenames

Its internal codenames were either the dotNET (.NET) Server (As evidenced in the Windows Buildtree, where it's source is located at D:\dnsrv) and during the development of Windows Whistler (Windows XP), it was Code Named Whistler Server.

On the USETUP.EXE or SMSS.EXE, it is believed that was early codename was Windows 2002.

About R2 Version

An interim release was made, under the name Windows Server 2003 R2 on 2005-12-06.[1]

Other versions

As well as the standard Windows Server 2003, several other editions were built on the NT 5.2 kernel, including Storage Server 2003 (released on 2003-09-10),[2] Storage Server 2003 R2 (released on 2006-03-06), Compute Cluster Server 2003 (released on 2006-06-09), Small Business Server 2003 R2 (released on 2006-09-01) and Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (released on 2006-12-05).

Startup Sound

There's a widespread misconception that this startup sound from a promotion animation (cut by TheCanadianToast) is used for a version of Windows Server 2003 for the United Kingdom. However, no country-specific edition of Windows was ever made until Microsoft was forced to make N and KN variants for Europe and South Korea respectively which removes Windows Media Player and other features due to antitrust lawsuits; Windows didn't have English (United Kingdom) as a display language option until Windows 8. All versions and localizations of Windows Server 2003 use the Windows XP startup sound.

Builds

Pre-Beta

Technical Beta

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Beta 1

Pre-Beta 2

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Buildlist-Green.png 2455.main.010307-1659

Beta 2

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Buildlist-Green.png 2467.main.010418-1202
Buildlist-Green.png 2493.main.010612-1737
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 2494.main.010613-1739
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 2495.main.010614-1724
Buildlist-Green.png 3505.idx02.010627-0843
Buildlist-Green.png 3541.main.010810-1755
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3541.idx01.010830-1033
Buildlist-Green.png 3544.main.010814-2142
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3562.idx02.011017-1405

Beta 3

Buildlist-Green.png 3590.main.011110-1652
Buildlist-Green.png 3604.idx01.020207-0710
Buildlist-Green.png 3628.idx03.020523-1620
Buildlist-Green.png 3660.main.020703-1730

RC1

Buildlist-Green.png 3678.idx01.020918-1515
Buildlist-Green.png 3700.dnsrv.021019-0144
Buildlist-Green.png 3708.dnsrv.021030-1811
Buildlist-Green.png 3714.dnsrv.021109-1327
Buildlist-Green.png 3716.dnsrv.021112-2027

RC2

Buildlist-Green.png 3742.dnsrv.021223-1639
Buildlist-Green.png 3763.dnsrv.030204-1636
Buildlist-Green.png 3765.dnsrv.030206-2140

Pre-RTM

RTM

Service Pack 1 Beta

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Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1069.srv03_spbeta.030905-1850
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1218.dnsrv_idx01.040726-1300
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1247.dnsrv_idx02.041011-1313
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1260.dnsrv_idx01.041106-1435
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1289.srv03_sp1_rc1.041202-1618
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1421.dnsrv.050118-1818
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1433.srv03_sp1_rc2.050203-1635
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1812.srv03_sp1_rtm.050225-1636
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1828.srv03_sp1_rtm.050321-2020

Service Pack 1

Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1830.srv03_sp1_rtm.050324-1447

Service Pack 2 Beta

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Service Pack 2

Service Pack 3

The Unofficial Service Pack 3 for Server 2003, this will uses NTOSDrop, but it would be experimental bugs.

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R2 Beta

Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1939.dnsrv_r2_beta2.050413-1957
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.1970.dnsrv_r2.050613-1729
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.2021.dnsrv_r2_rc0.050822-1656
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.2038.dnsrv_r2.050923-1625
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.2049.dnsrv_r2_rc1.051008-1710

R2 RTM

Buildlist-Green.png 3790.2075.dnsrv_r2.051122-2350
Buildlist-Green.png 3790.2567.srv03_sp1_gdr.051109-1528

This version is Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.

Update RTM

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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.620.srv03_qfe.061210-2346

Update SP1

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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.2748.srv03_sp2_qfe.060717-0810

Update SP2

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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4093.srv03_sp2_gdr.070603-2353
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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4159.srv03_sp2_gdr.070926-1208
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4171.srv03_sp2_qfe.071016-1251
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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4320.srv03_sp2_qfe.080624-1215
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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4662.srv03_sp2_qfe.100210-1307
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4684.srv03_sp2_qfe.100323-1615
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.4798.srv03_sp2_qfe.101112-0401
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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.5138.srv03_sp2_qfe.130306-1435
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.5190.srv03_sp2_qfe.130703-1535
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Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.5358.srv03_sp2_qfe.140529-1531
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.5425.srv03_sp2_qfe.140904-1501
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 3790.5445.srv03_sp2_qfe.140927-1501

Compute Cluster Server

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  • This is Beta Release for Compute Cluster Server.
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  • This is Community Tech Preview, February 2006 for Compute Cluster Server.
Buildlist-BlueDoubtful.png 1.0.640.0
  • This Official RTM for Compute Cluster Server.

See also


References

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