A description of differences between Server 2003 and Server 2008
Windows server 2008 comes in many different versions depending on what is needed by the consumer and the price point needing to be hit by the consumer. The versions of windows server range from foundation to Datacenter, also included are web server, HPC server, and windows server for itanium based systems. These versions of windows server are out there for schools, and small and large companies alike to meet all kinda of needs.
Windows server foundation is usually used for small business owners. It costs very little compared to the other versions of windows server and contains all the features needed to manage a small base of client computers. Windows server standard is said to be the most enticing server software currently on the market. It has enhanced security and made much easier to configure then other server software. The cost on the standard version is reasonable for any business owner after realizing all the great stuff it is capable of. Windows Server enterprise is meant for larger companies. It is built for server specific tasks such as running a DHCP server for a file and print servers. Windows Server Datacenter is meant for very large business and is used to deploy large applications to a large base of client computers. This is good for servers needing to handle large amounts of data flow and do very extensive and time consuming tasks.
Windows web server is used exclusively for web servers. It is designed with new technology for hosting websites and all the like. It comes with internet information services 7.5 which is currently the newest version on the market. It is also possible to use this software to handle a web server farm. Windows HPC server is a cost effective way to handle high performance tasks for companies that need to do stuff fast.
One of the new features added to windows server 2008 was a self healing NTFS file system. If any part of your NTFS volume every had...