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Difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008

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    Hello I would like to know the fundamental differences between thw 2 microsoft products.

    Any bobody aware of any document which has the differences in a tabular format.

     

    Regards

    Alok

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:38 AM

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    I think you are at the wrong forum, this is the Windows SEARCH Server 2008 forum and not the Windows Server 2008 forum. I guess your best option is to make a post there.
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:45 AM
  • 1)2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2. Some new services are introduced in it
    1. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it

       [Read-only Domain controllers.]
    2. WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
    3. shadow copy for each and every folders
    4.boot sequence is changed
    5.installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster
    6.services are known as role in it
    7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads

     

    2) The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management.
    2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V  Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an edition of Windows Server 2008 that includes Hyper-V, then launch the Server Manger, add Roles.

     

    3) In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts, and increase server efficiency.
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind, to provide customers with ready and convenient access to a number of new power-saving features. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features simplify power management in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) and can be managed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.

    Please ref:
    download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/1/F2146213-4AC0-4C50-B69A--12428FF0B077/Reviewers_Guide_Beta_update.doc

    Thanks and regards
    Vijayraje

    Friday, May 15, 2009 5:52 AM
  • >1)2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2. and on and on ...

    Vijayraje,

    As Bassie777 said, this is a Search Server forum.

    Post your answers when the guy has posted to the right forum. Don't block up this forum with them.

    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Friday, May 15, 2009 6:09 AM
  • hey it seems to be sound and so informative thank you
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:03 PM
  • Hey Vijay

    Thanks a lot
    Monday, October 26, 2009 4:41 PM
  • Thanks
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:53 PM
  • Hi Vijay

     

    Good Points...

     

    ThanX

    Monday, March 22, 2010 6:20 AM
  • thx vijay
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:20 AM
  • Thanks & Regards.

    Saturday, April 24, 2010 8:52 AM
  • Thx Vijay,

    Good..

    Monday, April 26, 2010 11:21 AM
  • Thank U..
    Friday, April 30, 2010 7:00 AM
  • Hi Vijay thanks for the information, Its very useful for everyone.

    Once again thanks.


    konar
    • Proposed as answer by D K KONAR Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:05 AM
    Friday, May 21, 2010 9:23 AM
  • Hi Vijay thanks for the information, Its very useful for everyone.

    Once again thanks.


    konar

    Good one Vijya...........Good Info
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:16 PM
  • Hi Vijay thanks for the information, Its very useful for everyone.

    Once again thanks.


    konar

    Good one Vijya...........Good Info


    Hi vijay,

    Info is simple,practical,usefull.

    Thanks,

    siddhu

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:55 PM
  • Thank you Vijay.

     

    Very helpful and informative.

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    Paulie D

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:42 PM
  • 1) 2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2. Some new services are introduced in it
    1. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it

       [ Read-only Domain controllers.]
    2. WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
    3. shadow copy for each and every folders
    4.boot sequence is changed
    5.installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster
    6.services are known as role in it
    7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads

     

    2) The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management.
    2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V   Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an edition of Windows Server 2008 that includes Hyper-V, then launch the Server Manger, add Roles.

     

    3) In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts, and increase server efficiency.
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind, to provide customers with ready and convenient access to a number of new power-saving features. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features simplify power management in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) and can be managed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.

    Please ref:
    download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/1/F2146213-4AC0-4C50-B69A--12428FF0B077/Reviewers_Guide_Beta_update.doc

    Thanks and regards
    Vijayraje


    • Proposed as answer by sm.shanmugham Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:28 PM
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:51 AM
  • Windows 2003 Vs 2008 Features Comparision -

    What Vijay Raje said is almost good in fact

    visit this site for more info - http://windowsadminguru.blogspot.com


    Thanks - MV



     

    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:35 PM
  • Ques: What is the difference between server 2003 and 2008

    Ans: Many features are updated - as security, IIS and RODC.
    In security it enable outbound firewall as well as inbound, IIS 7 release, Read only Domain controllers.
    1. Virtualization
    2. Server Core provides the minimum installation required to carry out a specific server role, such as for a DHCP, DNS or print server.
    3. Boot sequence is changed
    4. Role-based installation or, services are known as role in it
    5. Read Only Domain Controllers (RODC)
    6. WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
    7. Network Access Protection Microsoft's system for ensuring that clients connecting to Server 2008 are patched, running a firewall and in compliance with corporate security policies.
    8. Power Shell Microsoft's new(ish) command line shell and scripting language has proved popular with some server administrators.
    9. IIS
    10. Bitlocker System drive encryption can be a sensible security measure for servers located in remote branch offices.


    The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management.
    2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers.
    Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V
    Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an edition of Windows Server 2008 that includes Hyper-V, then launch the Server Manger, add Roles.

    Windows Server 2008, formerly codenamed Longhorn, is no leas than 45 times faster than its predecessor, Windows Server 2003, in terms of network transfer speeds. Now whatever the perspective is on Microsoft's last 32-bit server operating system, the fact of the matter is that faster transfer speeds for of up to 45 times is quite an evolution compared to Windows Server 2003. Back in June 2007, Microsoft commissioned a study to the Tally Group focused on the networking performances of its latest Windows client and server operating system, which ended up as the "Enhanced Network Performance with Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008" whitepaper. The paper pointed to the fact that both Vista and Windows Server 2008 managed to offer "Dramatic network performance benefits".

    Windows server 2008 has been more updated than windows server 2003.

     

    Best Regards

    Pankaj Kumar

    System Administrator (ESPN)

    Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:22 PM
  • thans vijay and these points are very nice
    Saturday, November 13, 2010 1:52 AM
  • hi pankaj you given nice information and it will be useful
    Saturday, November 13, 2010 1:55 AM
  • Hi vijay

    Can you Explain me about 2008 Server Backup System for the multi purpose.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:09 AM
  • Pankaj Kumar,

    it is good for attend interview

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 11:55 AM
  • Good Info, & userful.
    Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:15 PM
  • hi,Venkat,

    pl.provide me your mail id so that i can contcat you for querry on interviewsand certification

     

    Thanks..

    Saturday, December 11, 2010 4:27 AM
  • Hi,

    Venkat ,My gmail id :as.chaudhari@gmail.com

     

    Regards

    Saturday, December 11, 2010 4:28 AM
  •   Hello Vijay,

           Thanks a lot FYKI, It is very constructive for everyone

    Regards,

    Sasank

    .

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:15 AM
  •   Hello Vijay,

           Thanks a lot FYKI, It is very constructive for everyone

    Regards,

    Sasank

    .


    • Proposed as answer by sm.shanmugham Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:28 PM
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:16 AM
  • thans pankaj

    very nice

     

    shanmugham

     

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 3:27 PM
  • Hi vijay,

    Very informative usefull information Thank you very much

    Niranjan

    Infotech Enterprises Ltd

    Tuesday, May 03, 2011 3:56 AM
  • Hi Vijayraje,

     

    Thanks for your explanation, and i have one doubt on shadow copy for each and every folders and installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster.  Please can you mail me asap to this mail id.  "amy.kavitha@hotmail.com".

     

    Waiting for your reply.

    Kavytha Reddy P

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 4:43 PM
  • MD Safique Ansari

     

     

                            Thanks Vijay for your explanation. But One doubts  installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster and . shadow copy for each and every folders. Please help me.this my E-MAIL ID- mdsafique11@hotmail.com. Explain and send it.

    And one topics leave you--

    1-   Disk Quota implements  Drive  and  Folders both  in 2k8  but 2k3 not have this have only drive quota.

     2-   2k3 any services install have to need 2k3 CD but 2k8 have not.

    Friday, May 27, 2011 1:22 PM
  • MD Safique Ansari

     

     

                            Thanks Vijay for your explanation. But One doubts  installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster and . shadow copy for each and every folders. Please help me.this my E-MAIL ID- mdsafique11@hotmail.com. Explain and send it.

    And one topics leave you--

    1-   Disk Quota implements  Drive  and  Folders both  in 2k8  but 2k3 not have this have only drive quota.

     2-   2k3 any services install have to need 2k3 CD but 2k8 have not.


    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:31 AM
  • Hi vijay ,

    Simple and superb can u share some 2008 e books.

     

    it could be help for me

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    +91 9940190029

     

     

     


    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:17 PM
  •   

    Hello I would like to know the fundamental differences between thw 2 microsoft products.

    Any bobody aware of any document which has the differences in a tabular format.

     

    Regards

    Alok

    sharma
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:21 PM
  • Thnx Vijay, Its really helpful.
    Tuesday, October 04, 2011 1:23 PM
  • Thank u Pankaj kumar ur information was dam usfull...!!
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:04 PM
  • Thank u VIJAYRAJE thanks a lot....!!
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:05 PM
  •  

    thanks @ vijayraje

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 7:00 AM
  • Thanks a lot.It was really very helpful.

     

    Regards

     

    Gyan Dev

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:05 PM
  • Thanks
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:58 AM
  • Hi vijay thanks very much for super doc and i have completed my interview thanks so much................
    Monday, March 05, 2012 6:55 AM
  • Win Srvr 2003 has IIS6 but 2008 has IIS7. This is another major difference.
    Monday, March 12, 2012 12:13 PM
  • Hi VJ,

    Good Info....thank you

    Shiva

    CSC

    Monday, May 07, 2012 7:25 PM
  • Thanks Vijay :)

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:21 AM
  • Thease points are nice...Pankaj

    Thanks...

    Sunny parmar

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:35 AM
  • Difference Between Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 Server?


    1.2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2.
    2. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it.[Read-only Domain Controllers.]
    3.WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
    4. Shadow copy for each and every folders
    5.Boot sequence is changed
    5.Installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 bit as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster
    6. Services are known as role in it
    7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads.
    8. The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management..
    9.2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit     versions.
    10.In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts, and increase server efficiency.
    11.Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind, to provide customers with ready and convenient access to a number of new power-saving features. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features simplify power management in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) and can be managed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.
    12. Many features are updated - as security, IIS and RODC.In security it enable outbound firewall as well as inbound, IIS 7 release, Read only Domain controllers.
    13.Virtualization
    14.Server Core provides the minimum installation required to carry out a specific server role, such as for a DHCP, DNS or print server.
    15.Boot sequence is changed
    16.Role-based installation or, services are known as role in it
    17.Better security
    18.Enhanced terminal services
    19.Network Access Protection
    20. Microsoft's system for ensuring that clients connecting to Server 2008 are patched, running a firewall and in compliance with corporate security policies.
    21.PowerShell
    22. IIS
    23. Bitlocker
    24.System drive encryption can be a sensible security measure for servers located in remote branch offices.More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an edition of Windows Server 2008 that includes Hyper-V, then launch the Server Manger, add Roles.
    Windows Server 2008, formerly codenamed Longhorn, is no leas than 45 times faster than its predecessor, Windows Server 2003, in terms of network transfer speeds. Now whatever the perspective is on Microsoft's last 32-bit server operating system, the fact of the matter is that faster transfer speeds for of up to 45 times is quite an evolution compared to Windows Server 2003
    25. Windows Aero
    26.we can install windows 2008 server either in full version(install all services& applications) or server core(only install minimal required services), but in 2003 we can only install fully O.S.
    27.Windows server 2008 use Hyper-V application & Roles concept for better productivity but server 2003 does not have such features.
    28. Windows Server 2008, Active Directory has been renamed to Active Directory DomainServices (AD DS). AD DS retains the tools, architectural design, and structure that were introduced in Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, with some added improvements.
    29.2003 was made to control XP networks.
    30.2008 is made to control Vista networks.
    31.The group policy and active directory schemas have been altered to include Vista polices. 


    Thursday, October 04, 2012 4:51 PM
  • 1)2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2. Some new services are introduced in it
    1. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it

       [Read-only Domain controllers.]
    2. WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
    3. shadow copy for each and every folders
    4.boot sequence is changed
    5.installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster
    6.services are known as role in it
    7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads

     

    2) The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management.
    2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V  Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an edition of Windows Server 2008 that includes Hyper-V, then launch the Server Manger, add Roles.

     

    3) In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts, and increase server efficiency.
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind, to provide customers with ready and convenient access to a number of new power-saving features. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features simplify power management in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) and can be managed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.

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    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 1:20 PM
  • Thanks Vijayraje.
    Monday, February 17, 2014 4:48 PM