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Web Server: New Kid on the Block

Of course, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition can throw a bit of a wrench into your upgrade plans. Although it's an obvious choice for Windows NT and Windows 2000 computers currently being used as Web servers, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition's limited functionality can affect your decision. For example, if you have an internal Web server that hosts your company intranet and also serves as a domain controller, you can't use Windows Server 2003, Web Edition because it can't be a domain controller. You might have Web servers that also act as VPN gateways, which Windows Server 2003, Web Edition doesn't support. Windows Server 2003, Web Edition also lacks support for Windows Media Services and has limited support for features like public key infrastructure. You'll need to carefully evaluate how your NT or 2000 Web servers are being used before deciding which edition of Windows Server to use for an upgrade.

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