Janocha, Steven January 10, 2014
Research Assignment Part 1
1. Why Windows Server 2008 does come in different versions? What is the significance of each version?
Windows Server 2008, as well as other versions of Windows, comes in different versions for different uses. Not all users need the same thing in an Operating system. Some just want it for the basics, like printing, the internet and A DHCP server. Large companies need a fuller operating system for their servers because they are going to need a lot more out of there Operating system. There are five different versions to choose from. When you select Windows Server 2008 Standard ...view middle of the document...
The O/S is stripped down like taken the GUI out and other non-essential additives to the O/S helps with boosting processing power and decrease the strain that could be put on the RAM.
2. What are the new features or enhancements made to Windows Server 2008? How is Windows Server 2008 different from Windows Server 2003?
The differences between Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 are that 2008 has Visualization management. In Windows Server 2008, has new features and technologies these technologies help with reducing the power consumption of server and client operating systems, Which helps increase server efficiency and help lower environmental byproducts.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 was designed with Energy Efficiency at the top of the feature list to help provide customers with Fast and convenient access to a lot of new power saving features. It includes updated support for ACPI and also PPM features, including support for processor performance states and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. Can be accessed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.
2008 has more in-build components and updated third party drivers.
Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V
Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit versions. More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine.
3. Why is a 64-bit architecture an advantage? The first reason and the reason most people know about and why...