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Win2k Server Vs Win2k Advanced Server

By dvarney ·
I am thinking of purchasing Win2k server or Advanced server and need to find out what are the main differences between these two operating systems. If anybody can give me some info on this it would be great.
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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Win2k Server Vs Win2k Adv ...

Hi,

The following Microsoft article describes Win2K Advanced server's extra features in detail...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/advancedserver/evaluation/business/overview/advanced.asp

(remove spaces in the above URL)

...but in a nutshell, you only need Advanced server if you're planning to have more that 4Gb memory (and up to 8Gb), or multiple CPUs in the machine or are going to use clustering.

Its also more expensive. I suggest you read the article before spending the extra money...

Cheers,
Tim.

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by LordInfidel In reply to Win2k Server Vs Win2k Adv ...

Think of 2K server as NT4 server and 2k Adv server as NT4 Enterprise server.

Aside from the hardware up's of enterprise server, 8 procc instead of 4, etc....

Then main reason of getting Adv Server is for clustering.

Let's say you want to cluster Sql, that is have 2 or more sql servers access the same data in real time. You will need to "Cluster" them together.

Only NT4 ent srvr or 2k Adv Server offers this ability (at least on the M$ side of the house).

If you are not looking into clustering then there is little reason to go for Adv. Srvr.

If you were going to get to put more than 4 processers on and some serious ram, then I would have to ask what sort of app are you running that would require more than 4 processors, if you were not going to cluster?

But if your intention is to install Adv Srvr on a dual proc box with a 512 meg of ram just to be a web server, then I would say don't bother with it, stick with 2k srvr.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Win2k Server Vs Win2k Adv ...

There's a Web site that offers a very extensive Operating System Technical Comparison.

Server 2000 and Advanced Server 2000 are included in those comparisons.

http://www.osdata.com/

Server 2000 and Advanced Server 2000 can be found about 1/4 down the page.

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

Maxwell

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