I was recently asked by the owner here at the ISP that I work for about the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading from Windows 2000 Server to Windows 2003 Server. The immediate response I gave is that it may be wise to wait another year before upgrading because at the current time we have no use for the added features that 2003 offers to be cost effective enough to warrant a systemwide change such as this. Our operating only consists of a few computers performing different server operations and under 10 computers in the office. All that we do is provide a service to customers, being the Internet, webhosting (soon -- using SSH instead of FTP), and our own little internal network operations such as a Platypus database. You can't always convince someone with your word especially in this business. We all know you NEVER take the word of one techie. You consult professionals if at all possible. Even then those professionals are themselves techies so it is best to consult more than one. I did a little research and this is what I came up with. Article: "Big businesses can postpone Windows 2003 Server uprade." http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=9238 "Analysts agree that there is norush for users to migrate to Microsoft's new Windows 2003 Server operating system and many can refrain from upgrading for at least another year". Just as I had suggested -- wait another year. I was then told by the owner here that he received a package for $300/year consisting of multiple 2000 Server, 2003 Server, Microsoft Office, and other program licenses along with the actual program in a package. I am not 100% sure what the package was called though -- something like Windows 2003 Server Power Pack or something similiar. So naturally I said if this pack was only $300 a year and you receive all these licenses and programs in the package then go for it. After all we will need a few more Windows licenses soon so I say go for this pack and spend $300 instead of spending lots of money on JUST licenses. Useful Links on this Subject: Weighing Your Options: Deploy Windows 2000 Now or Wait for Windows Server 2003? Big business can postpone Windows 2003 Server upgrade Any input on this is welcome.