Windows Server 2008

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Shantwunequa Glover 9/24/2012 1. Why Windows Server 2008 comes in different versions? What is the significance of each version? Just as with consumer-oriented versions of Windows, Windows Server comes in several different varieties to accommodate features useful to different types of users. Large businesses are willing to pay dearly for operating systems that support dozens of processors and thousands of users, but a small business would be loathe to pay the same price when all they want is to run a small volume web server. By creating multiple versions with different feature sets, Microsoft is able to maximize their profits by gaining both types of customers. 2. What are the new features or enhancements made to Windows Server 2008? How is Windows Server 2008 different from Windows Server 2003? Improved scalability and power management and many new management options arrive with R2. The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Visualization, management. In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts and increase server efficiency. 3. Why is 64-bit architecture an advantage? The best benefit of 64-bit architechture is the larger memory space, allowing more processes to actively reside in the system RAM at the same time. Moreover, it also allows addition of RAM beyond the previous limit of 4GB. 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 improve efficiency in administering Windows? 5. What is the Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) and what are its
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