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Summary: 1.0 Introduction. 2.1 Presentation 2.2 Problematic 2.3 Windows 2008 Server in General
2.0 Features 3.4 Server Core 3.5 Virtualization 3.6 Active Directory Roles 3.7 NTFS Self-Healing 3.8 Windows System Resource Manager 3.9 Failover Clustering 3.10 Server Manager 3.11 Internet Information Server (IIS) 7 3.12 Other features 3.13.1 Networking Improvements 3.13.2 BitLocker 3.13.3 Offline Domain Join 3.13.4 Read-Only Domain Controller
4.0 Reference Sources.
Currently, Windows Server 2008 is the last release of the Microsoft Windows' server line of operating systems.
Over the years, it has evolved quite dramatically what began as Windows NT in the early 1990s or even Windows 2000 Server. With the release of Windows 2008, Microsoft again offers a number of enhancements and new technologies in order to provide a scalable enterprise networking platform and a solid foundation for your information technology (IT) infrastructure.
Throughout this essay we will try to answer the following question:
What Windows 2008 Server offers, where the main changes/improvements have occurred and what new features have been introduced since Windows 2003 Server ?
1.3 Windows 2008 Server in General
Originally known as Windows Server Codename "Longhorn", Windows Server 2008 is an Operating System oriented server developed by Microsoft on February 4, 2008. He succeeds to the hugely popular Windows 2003 Server. Then follow on December 6, 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2 (updated). And finally comes Windows Server 2008 R2 on July 22, 2009.
As Windows 7 and Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 is built on Windows NT 6.x.
Furthermore Windows Server 2008 carries much of