Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft that is built on the Windows NT 6.1 core which is the same core operating system as Windows 7. Windows Server 2008 is the first operating system that only runs on a 64-bit architecture.
Features of Windows Server 2008 R2
There are many great features built into Windows 2008 R2 but here are a list of some of the most important ones.
Hyper-V is Microsoft’s server-based hypervisor which is built to move copies of Windows Server 2008 R2. With Microsoft’s Hyper-V you can run multiple virtual servers that run Microsoft or Linux operating systems. Hyper-V provides flexibility with features like live migration and cluster shared volumes for storage flexibility.
Remote Desktop Services
Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2, formerly known as Terminal Services, allows a user to access applications and data on a remote computer over a network, using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Remote Desktop Services is Microsoft’s implementation of thin-client terminal server computing, where Windows applications, or even the entire desktop of the computer running Terminal Services, are made accessible to a remote client machine.
Windows Server 2008 R2 provides enhanced management consoles and automation that simplify the management of your Windows environment and increase the performance of your servers.
Improved Web Application Platform
Windows Server 2008 R2 has a robust web server built into it that allows you to deliver websites and web applications efficiently and effectively, with improved administration and diagnostics, development and application tools, and lower infrastructure costs.
Increased Scalability and Reliability
Windows Server 2008 R2 has been specifically designed to support increased workloads while utilizing fewer resources.
Integrated Experience with Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2 includes technology improvements designed with Windows 7 enterprise users in mind, augmenting the network experience, security, and manageability.
More Information on Windows Server 2008 R2
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