Ms Network Os 1-Research Assignment Part 1

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Wadsworth, Michael 30 June 2011 IT104-Microsoft Network Operating System I Research Assignment Part 1 In this part of the research assignment, I will answer the following questions about the changes made to Windows Server 2008. The questions are as follows: 1. Why does Windows Server 2008 come in different versions? What is the significance of each version? Windows Server 2008 comes in different versions so that everyone has a variety to choose from depending on their individual needs. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard has more features than the previous versions of Windows Server. Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise has all of the features of the Standard edition plus high availability, cost-effective virtualization, increased scalability and enhanced security. Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter has large-scale virtualization, enhanced power management, and more options for mobile users. Windows Web Server 2008 R2 uses Web capabilities such as IIS 7.0, ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 is used for optimizing the power of high-performance computing. 2. What are the new features or enhancements made to Windows Server 2008? How is Windows Server 2008 different from Windows Server 2003? The new changes in Windows Server 2008 are virtualization, a Server Core installation, IIS 7, role-based installation, Read Only Domain Controllers, enhanced terminal services, Network Access Protection, Windows PowerShell and better security. Windows Server 2008 is different from Windows Server 2003 because it has Server Core and Hyper-V. 3. Why is 64-bit architecture an advantage? The advantage of 64-bit architecture is that it is backward compatible with a 32-bit architecture. 4. Explain the new features of Windows Server 2008, such as Server Core, Virtualization, and PowerShell. What is the role of these features and how will they

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