The following are some of the important features of Windows Server 2003 – Web Edition:
The Web Edition of Windows Server 2003 is used to deploy websites, web applications and web services.
It supports a maximum 2GB of RAM (memory) and up to 2 processors.
A computer running the Web Edition of Windows Server 2003 can be a member of an Active Directory domain but it cannot be used as a Domain Controller
The Standard Client Access License model does not apply to computers running Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.
The Windows Server 2003, Web editions supports an unlimited number of web connections (unauthenticated users) – but it can only support 10 simultaneous internal network (authenticated) users and print resources at any time.
A computer running Windows Server 2003 Web Edition cannot function as an Internet gateway (because Internet Connection Firewall and Internet Connection Sharing features are not included.)
A computer running Windows Server 2003 Web Edition also cannot function as a DHCP Server, Fax Server, MSSQL server or Terminal Server.
The Web Edition supports Remote Desktop administration.
It supports IIS (Internet Information Services) 6, NLB (Network Load Balancing) and MS ASP.NET.
It is not sold through retail outlets. The Web edition is only available through Microsoft to its Customers with Enterprise and Select licensing agreements, to service providers with a SPLA (Service Providers Licensing Agreement) and through MS OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and System Building Partners.