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Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
- Codename Longhorn
Windows Server 2008 is the name of the next server operating
system from Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows Server
2003. It is also known as codename Windows Server "Longhorn".
Server 2008 is built from the same code base as Windows Vista;
therefore, it shares much of the same architecture and functionality.
As the code base is common, it automatically benefits from
most of the technical, security, management and administrative
features new to Windows Vista such as new improved rewritten
networking stack; improved image-based installation, deployment
and recovery; improved diagnostics, monitoring, event logging
and reporting tools; better security features such as Bitlocker,
ASLR, improved Windows Firewall with secure default configuration;
.NET Framework 3.0 technologies, specifically Windows Communication
Foundation, Microsoft Message Queuing and Windows Workflow
Foundation; and the core kernel, memory and file system improvements.
In addition to new functionality, Windows Server "Longhorn"
provides powerful improvements to the base operating system
over Windows Server 2003. Notable improvements include those
to networking, advanced security features, remote application
access, centralized server role management, performance and
reliability monitoring tools, failover clustering, deployment,
and the file system. These improvements and many others help
organizations maximize the flexibility, availability, and
control of their servers.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Benefits
Windows Server "Longhorn" allows you to achieve
greater control over your server and network infrastructure,
permitting you to focus on your most critical business needs
- Better management over your infrastructure with policy
- Deeper insight into the operating system and infrastructure,
allowing you to take appropriate actions sooner, reducing
time to resolution.
- New tools to easily and centrally install, configure,
and manage server roles and resources and reporting only
useful and uncomplicated information to assist troubleshooting.
- New scripting and monitoring technologies to centrally
manage servers and automate tasks.
- Increased security and management of servers located
in remote locations.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Availability
Windows Server "Longhorn" gives your users an increased
availability to maximize uptime and productivity by delivering:
- More responsive systems by actively monitoring the
state of installed roles and providing proactive data
about potential failures, reducing potential downtime.
- Completely redesigned advanced clustering capabilities
that offer unprecedented availability in case of a hardware
- New option for installing a number of key server roles
in a manner that requires less servicing
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Flexibility
Windows Server "Longhorn" provides you with the
flexibility to meet your changing business needs by including:
- Enhanced interoperability and compatibility advancements
to ensure a seamless heterogeneous experience.
- New deployment options that offer the most flexible
and cost-effective methods for your environment.
- New solutions for users who are mobile and remotely
connected, allowing them to securely and seamlessly access
critical resources and applications.
- Enhanced manageability options, such as true delegated
administration, allowing you to manage your environment
in a manner that suits your business' security and auditing
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Fundamentals
Windows Server "Longhorn" provides you with a solid
foundation on which you can run your business by delivering
the security, reliability, and performance you need by including:
- A more manageable and secure computing experience for
PCs and servers through policy-based administration.
- New scalability advancements that enable you to deploy
even the most demanding infrastructure for your business.
- Advanced reliability enhancements to reduce loss of
access, work, time, data and control.
- A next-generation networking stack for improved security,
performance, and scalability.
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server Core Features
Perhaps the most notable new feature of Windows Server 2008
is a new variation of installation called Server Core. Server
Core is a significantly scaled-back installation where no
Windows Explorer shell is installed, and all configuration
and maintenance is done entirely through command line interface
windows, or by connecting to the machine remotely using Microsoft
Server Core also does not include the .NET Framework, Internet
Explorer or many other features not related to core server
features. A Server Core machine can be configured for basic
roles: Domain controller/Active Directory Domain Services,
ADLDS (ADAM), DNS Server, DHCP Server, file server, print
server, Windows Media Server, Terminal Services Easy Print,
TS Remote Programs, and TS Gateway and Windows Server Virtualization.
This last role is expected to be available at most 180 days
after release of Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory
Active Directory is expanded with identity, certificate and
rights management services. Active Directory until Windows
Server 2003 allowed network administrators to centrally manage
connected computers, to set policies for groups of users,
and to centrally deploy new applications to multiple computers.
This role of Active Directory is being renamed as Active Directory
Domain Services (ADDS).A number of other additional services
are being introduced, including Active Directory Federation
Services (ADFS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
(ADLDS), (formerly Active Directory Application Mode, or ADAM),
Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS), and Active Directory
Rights Management Services (ADRMS).
Microsoft Windows 2008 Terminal Services
Windows Server 2008 features major upgrades to Terminal Services.
Terminal Services support Remote Desktop Protocol 6.0. The
most notable improvement is the ability to share a single
application over a Remote Desktop connection, instead of the
entire desktop. This feature is called Terminal Services Remote
Programs. Other features new to Terminal Services include
Terminal Services Gateway and Terminal Services Web Access
(full web interface).
With Terminal Services Gateway, authorized computers are
able to connect securely to a Terminal Server or Remote Desktop
from the Internet using RDP via HTTPS without implementing
a VPN session first. Additional ports do not need to be opened
in the firewall, RDP is tunneled through HTTPS. Terminal Services
Web Access enables administrators to provide access to the
Terminal Services Sessions via a Web interface. TS Web Access
comes with an adjustable Webpart for IIS and Sharepoint, which
advertises the possible applications and connections to the
Microsoft Windows 2008 PowerShell
Windows Server 2008 is the first Windows operating system
that will ship with Windows PowerShell, Microsoft's new extensible
command line shell and task-based scripting technology.PowerShell
is based on object-oriented programming and version 2.0 of
the Microsoft .NET Framework and includes more than 120 system
administration utilities, consistent syntax and naming conventions,
and improved navigation of common management data such as
the Windows Registry, certificate store, or Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI). Windows PowerShell's scripting language
was specifically designed for IT administration. In most everyday
tasks, PowerShell can be used in place of cmd.exe and Windows
Script Host (WSH). However, for backward-compatibility purposes
both cmd.exe and WSH will continue to be supported. Windows
PowerShell is also available as a free update for Windows
XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.
Other Microsoft Windows 2008 Server features
A new "Read-Only Domain Controller" operation mode
in Active Directory, intended for use in branch office scenarios
where a domain controller may reside in a low physical security
environment. The RODC holds a non-writeable copy of Active
Directory, and redirects all write attempts to a Full Domain
Controller. It replicates all accounts except sensitive ones.
In RODC mode, credentials are not cached by default. Moreover,
only the Domain Controller running the PDC-Emulator needs
to run Windows Server 2008. Also, local administrators can
log on to the machine to perform maintenance tasks without
requiring administrative rights on the domain.
Restartable Active Directory allows ADDS to be stopped and
restarted from the Management Console or the command-line
without rebooting the domain controller. This reduces downtime
for offline operations and reduces overall DC servicing requirements
with Server Core. ADDS is implemented as a Domain Controller
Service in Windows Server 2008.
All of the Group Policy improvements from Windows Vista. Group
Policy Management Console (GPMC) is built-in.
Policy-based networking with Network Access Protection, improved
branch management and enhanced end user collaboration. Policies
can be created to ensure greater Quality of Service for certain
applications or services that require prioritization of network
bandwidth between client and server.
Internet Information Services 7 - Increased security, xcopy-deployment,
improved diagnostic tools, delegated administration.
New cryptography (CNG) API which supports Elliptic Curve Cryptography
and improved certificate management.
Improved hot patching, a feature that allows non-kernel patches
to occur without the need for a reboot.
Granular password settings within a single domain - ability
to implement different password policies for administrative
accounts on a "group" and "user" basis,
instead of a single set of password settings to the whole
Fully multi-componentized operating system.
Server Message Block 2.0 protocol in the new TCP/IP stack
provides a number of communication enhancements, including
greater performance when connecting to file shares over high-latency
links and better security through the use of mutual authentication
and message signing.
Windows Deployment Services replacing Automated Deployment
Services and Remote Installation Services.
Roles-based management tool called Server Manager, a combination
of Manage Your Server and Security Configuration Wizard from
Windows Server 2003. Server Manager is an improvement of the
Configure my server dialog that launches by default on Windows
Server 2003 machines. However, rather than serve only as a
starting point to configuring new roles, Server Manager gathers
together all of the operations users would want to conduct
on the server and provides a consolidated, portal-like view
about the status of each role.
Support for being booted from Extensible Firmware Interface
(EFI)-compliant firmware on x86-64 and Itanium systems.
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
Several improvements to failover clusters (High-availability
DFS enhancements - On Demand Replication (Ghosting), SYSVOL
on DFS2, Read-only Folder Replication Member.
Windows Server Virtualization, an implementation of operating
system-level virtualization, forming a core part of Microsoft's
virtualization strategy. This hypervisor virtualizes servers
on an operating system's kernel layer. It can be thought of
as partitioning a single physical server into multiple small
computational partitions. Windows Server Virtualization will
include the ability to act as a Xen virtualization hypervisor
host allowing Xen-enabled guest operating systems to run virtualized.
This will not be a part of Windows Server 2008 initially,
and will ship 180 days after it.
Windows Server 2008 Disk management improvements:
- The ability to resize hard disk partitions without stopping
the server, even the system partition.
- Shadow Copy based block-level backup which supports optical
media, network shares and Windows Recovery Environment.
- Support for 256-bit AES encryption for the Kerberos authentication
- Internet Storage Naming Server (iSNS) enables central
registration, deregistration and queries for iSCSI hard
- Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol
- An optional "Desktop Experience" component provides
the same Windows Aero user interface as Windows Vista, both
for local users, as well as remote users connecting through
- Improvements due to client-side (Windows Vista) enhancements:
Searching Windows Server 2008 servers from Windows Vista
clients takes advantage of enhanced indexing and caching
technologies on both to provide performance gains.
- In a networked environment with a print server running
Windows Vista, clients can render print jobs locally before
sending them to print servers to reduce the load on the
server and increase its availability.
- Offline files are cached locally so that they are available
even if the server is not, with copies seamlessly updating
when the client and server are reconnected.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Self-healing NTFS
In previous Windows versions, NTFS marked the volume "dirty"
upon detecting file-system corruption and CHKDSK was required
to be run by taking the volume "offline". With self-healing
NTFS, an NTFS worker thread is spawned in the background which
performs a localized fix-up of damaged data structures, with
only the corrupted files/folders remaining unavailable without
locking out the entire volume and needing the server to be
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