Windows Home Server vs. Windows Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Detox, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Detox

    Detox MDL Novice

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    What is the main difference between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2003?

    I know WHS is based on Windows Server 2003, but does WHS have more functionality?

    It appears Windows Server is easier to load and install than WHS.

    Cheers,

    Detox
     
  2. offon7544

    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    Yes, wizards allow anyone without a knowledge of the servers in 2003 to succeed
     
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  3. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Server 2003 is a full server OS with all the features of a server OS. IIS, ADDS, DHCP Server, DNS Server, ADCS, Enumerated File Sharing, DFS support, domain join support.

    WHS is more like a NAS than it is a server OS.
     
  4. Detox

    Detox MDL Novice

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    It sounds like I am better off just installing Windows Server 2003. Right now for me to install WHS I have to mod my bios etc, and if Windows Server 2003 is a more complete product that requires a little more knowledege to get it tweaked nicely than no issue right?