Windows Server 2003 Pricing Unveiled

In the process of putting the finishing touches on the new server operating system, Microsoft on Monday announced long-awaited pricing details for Windows Server 2003.

Retail pricing will start at $399 USD for the Web server edition with no client licenses and $999 for Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition plus 5 licenses. Standard Edition with 10 client licenses runs $1,199, while Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition will cost $3,999 for 25 client licenses.

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition will also be available, but only through select OEMs who will determine pricing.

With a launch date of April 24, Windows Server 2003 will be released to manufacturing later this month. Redmond partners report the current RTM target date to be March 18.

Microsoft has opened public registration for launch events showcasing the operating system to be held across the nation starting April 24. Attendees will receive evaluation versions of Windows Server 2003 and Visual Studio .NET 2003.

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