Research Assignment Part 1
What are some of the changes in Microsoft Windows Server 2008?
As with all great Microsoft products, Windows Server 2008 spares no expense when it comes to being the forefront of server operating systems in the world. There are five different versions of the Server 2008 OS; the Web edition, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter and Itanium. The Web edition can only be installed as physical or virtual and needs 4GB of RAM in 32-bit mode and 32GB of RAM in 64-bit. Aside from that, it only supports 4 CPU’s and restricts you from hot swapping RAM and CPU’s in the machine. The Standard edition, which includes Hyper-v virtualization technology, can be installed physically ...view middle of the document...
0 deployment to 64-bit. However, if performance of the server farm is not meeting your expectations or customers’ expectations, if the user base is growing rapidly, if the application pools are recycling more and more often, or if a scheduled equipment upgrade is approaching, it may be time to advance to a new and growing standard and migrate the equipment and software to 64-bit.
2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2. Some new services are introduced in it are RODC one new Read only Domain controllers, WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server, shadow copy for each and every folders, boot sequence is changed, installation is 32 bit whereas 2003 it is 16 as well as 32 bit, that's why installation of 2008 is faster, services are known as role in it, and group policy editor is a separate option in ads. 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.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind, to provide customers with ready and convenient access to a number of new power-saving features. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features simplify power management in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) and can be managed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.
Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. This means that the OS can setup a whole fully functional server within the HDD of the physical machine. Doing this means that there would only be one piece of hardware providing all the server needs within the business. The Server Core side of Server 2008 is just a stripped down version of the OS leaving out the GUI and other features so that there is less attack surface in the event of an intrusion. Server Core installs only what is required for a manageable DHCP, File, DNS, Media Services and Active Directory. The PowerShell is an...