Research Assignment Part 1
1 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
The different versions of Windows 2008 were revealed yesterday by Microsoft. They are very similar to the 2003 server editions.
Here are the details:
Windows Server 2008 is available in eight versions, three of which include *Hyper-V:
•Windows Server 2008 Standard. This version has built-in, enhanced Web and virtualization capabilities, powerful tools that give customers greater control over their servers and streamline configuration and management tasks, and enhanced security features that work to harden the operating system to help protect their data and network and provide a solid, highly-dependable foundation for businesses. With Windows Server 2008 Standard edition, customers get one virtual instance per license.
•Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. It has the same features as Windows Server 2008 Standard, but with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition, customers get four virtual instances per license.
•Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. It delivers an enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications. It helps customers improve availability and security features, and reduce infrastructure costs, by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing rights. And with Windows Server 2008 Datacenter edition, customers receive unlimited virtual instances per license.
Two versions offered without Hyper-V are targeted at specific workloads:
•Windows Web Server 2008. Designed to be used as a single-purpose Web server, Windows Web Server 2008 delivers a rock-solid foundation of Web infrastructure capabilities in the next-generation Windows Server 2008. Integrated with the newly re-architected Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows Web Server 2008 helps enable any organization rapidly deploy Web pages, Web sites, Web applications and Web services.
•Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems. It is optimized for large databases, and line-of-business and custom applications, providing high availability and scalability up to 64 processors to meet the needs of the most demanding and mission-critical solutions. Support for Itanium-based systems will now be offered through the new Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems edition, targeted at customers using the Intel Itanium platform and designed for these specific workloads.
2. What's new in Windows Server 2008 is:
1. Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, enables you to consolidate servers and use hardware more efficiently.
2. Improved Web administration, diagnostics, development, and application tools with IIS 7.0.
3. Improved security.
4. Server 2008 has Aero Glass interface, it results in better visualization.
5. RODC (Read Only Domain Controller) is the new feature added in server 2008.
6. Up to 45 times Faster transfer speed than earlier version.
7. Network Access Protection
8. Bitlocker - whole drive can be encrypted and locked to enhance security.
9. New power saving features- updated support for ACDI(advance configuration and power interface) and PPM(processor power management).
10. Group policies for power management on the client side.
11. New group policy called 'preferences' is added
A. The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is management and Virtualization.
3. The best benefit of 64-bit architecture is the larger memory space, allowing more