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Compare and contrast the two systems (Windows 2003 and Windows Server 2008)

In San Jose, CA, Riordan Manufacturing Company is in the process of upgrading all the computers. Windows 2K is the network operating system. IT has decided to upgrade the network operating system, and your team is tasked with evaluating both Windows 2003 and Windows Server 2008 as the potential replacement to the current system.
You are to compare and contrast the two systems and submit a proposal to the CIO along with making a recommendation as to which system or combination of systems the company should use.

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Windows Server 2003 is popular due to its ease of use and fast learning of users with these operating systems. The reason behind is the user-friendly graphical user interface and window system that allow users to switch to different applications easier and to run programs by clicking on icons rather than the use of command lines. Windows Server 2003 has a Windows XP-like feel. Windows 2000 was largely criticized on its weak security due to its vulnerability to worms that spread through the Internet, that is why the later version, Windows Server 2003, has more security features and updates including a built-in firewall. Windows Server 2003 has a Web Edition which is mainly used for creating web applications and web hosting service.


Windows Server 2003, also known as Win2K3, is a server operating system developed and published by Microsoft Corporation. It is the successor to Windows 2000 Server. It was released on April 24, 2003, with its updated version, Windows Server 2003 R2, was released to manufacturing on December 6, 2005. ...

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