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    Afternoon folks,

    I need to produce a document outlining the reasons why we should move away from Windows 2000 server and Upgrade to 2003.

    The format of my document will be to list the reasons why we should move away from windows 2000 and the benefits of what Windows 2003 will give us.

    I have quite a bit of content for the benefits of windows 20003 but I need some more amunition on why we should move away from windows 2000. So far the only reason I have is because it is currentl in extended support phase.

    Anyone think of any other reasons??

    I am sure people have had to write a similar report

    Thanks

    Michael
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  • #2
    Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

    Microsoft have stopped free support for it, after a while they will stop making patches for problems (like they have done with NT), newer hardware may not have drivers made available for it (unlikely for a while... some stuff still comes with 98 drivers!). Newer server applications may not work under 2000 (like future version of Exchange, SQL, ISA etc...).

    This list was enough to force a move for us from 2000 to 2003 and 2000 Pro to XP Pro
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    • #3
      Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

      Cheers,

      keep them comming

      Thanks

      Michael
      Michael Armstrong
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      • #4
        Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

        hi,
        2003 is more secure and u can use wsus for patching.
        2000 has more bugs and look at the Zotob worm
        attack. Maybe u could include it in ur report.
        Anyway Microsoft will stop support for it at some
        point. So better to upgrade to Win 2003.
        Hope it helps.
        Cheers,
        Spidey

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        • #5
          Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

          Gee you knwo what - I should be writing the same document considering that we are running Windows 2000 Server and we should really be on Windows 2003 Server.

          There are some new features in 2003 which makes administration a whole lot easier and more stable and which gives more flexibility and stability.

          I suspect that performance may even be better as well, depending on what you are running and what your hardware specs are.

          I'm most certainly finding it on the desktop side with 2000 Pro and XP Pro.

          Also, you ultimately have to ask yourself the question - why stay with 2000?

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          • #6
            Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

            Originally posted by spidey2005
            hi,
            2003 is more secure and u can use wsus for patching.
            Spidey
            Already got it set-up on W2k srv

            Cheers for the info though

            I thought I would post the document as I suppose it might help other people. It's not huge but it should do the trick

            Michael
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            • #7
              Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

              If you have xp machines, the gpo/gpmc feature differences between xp and 2000 server can be very restrictive.
              Backup using shadow copy is much more useful.
              Document versions can be very handy (when set up properly, you can get to multiple revisions of documents).

              Hey - its worth it just for gpmc - if you run office, you can put the admin templates from the office resource kits straight into gpmc and you can do very simple things like - stop the bl**dy task pane when office starts up, specify users folders for office documents etc. Force menu styles - the lsit goes on...

              Do you have user disk restrictions in server 2000?

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              • #8
                Re: Why move away from Windows 2000

                The major reason to move to Win 2003 for small org. is the option to use "Shadow Copy" that cut the backup/restore time in case of problem.
                For large org. - Advanced TS, Advanced PKI and more.

                Regards,

                Yuval
                Best Regards,

                Yuval Sinay

                LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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