The Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition provides a wide range of services for small and medium sized organizations which include the following:
Directory Services: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, comes with full Active Directory support. It can function as a member of a domain or as a Domain Controller.
Internet Services: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition has IIS 6 (Internet Information Services) which supports Web and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) services as well as NLB (Network Load Balancing). `
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition includes DHCP Server, DNS Server and WINS server which are vital for internal and internet clients.
TCP/IP Routing: A Windows Server 2003 (Standard Edition) computer can also function as a Router – including LAN and WAN routing configurations. The RRAS (Routing and Remote Access Service) that is included with it supports NAT (Network Address Translation), IAS (Internet Authentication Service), RIP (Routing Information Protocol) and OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) protocols.
File & Printer Services: Windows Server 2003, Standard edition supports access to Shared drives, Files, Folders and printers on the network.
Terminal Server: Windows Server 2003 (Standard Edition) computers can also function as a Terminal Server. (Terminal Server is a mechanism which allows Client computers to access a Windows session in a Server.)
Security Services: Windows Server 2003 (Standard Edition) includes EFS, IPSec, ICF & PKI.