Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise version is based on its Enterprise predecessor and offers you in addition a number of further enhancements and new functions. Win Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is aimed at small and large enterprises equally, and has been created primarily for virtualisation environments. A number of features and programs, such as the Hyper-V virtualisation platform, PowerShell and Active Directory have been made available for this purpose. This provides your business with a reliable and powerful server operating system.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise offers extensive functions
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is based on Windows 7, while its predecessor still had its foundations in the Windows Vista operating system. The user interface has also been correspondingly improved and further technical improvements have been made to the system. If you do not wish to use a graphical interface, for instance if you wish to save resources, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 offers you a core installation option. This allows you to operate the system, for example, using scripts instead of the user interface and provides you with the features and programs essential for operation. One important change in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is that the server operating system is now only available in a 64 bit version. It is also able to support DirectAccess and up to 256 logical processors.
Since Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise has been developed primarily for virtualisation, functions such as the four licences for virtual instances or the Hyper-V virtualisation platform make it very easy for you to use. The latter enables you to manage both physical and virtual resources and even to virtualise complete systems. Win Server 2008 R2 Enterprise offers you a number of administration tools for this, even offering you several different administration modes for the overall administration of your system. Regardless of whether you want to use a server manager, PowerShell or the integrated WMI interface to manage your resources – MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise supports you in any situation.
New features in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
All new functions and programs in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise have been developed precisely for your server units. While the resulting optimisations are aimed primarily at speed and data throughput, the new features offer you ideal support especially in a virtualisation environment. Together with the new basic functions, Win Server 2008 R2 Enterprise provides you with a fully-fledged server operating system:
- DirectAccess: alternative VPN system
- Active Directory: user and resource management
- Optimised terminal services: added functions
- Core Server: minimised version of the operating system
- Internet Information Services 7.0: for creation of dynamic and static web pages
- Hot Add Memory: add memory while the system is running
- BitLocker: data encryption program
One further important new development in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is "Failover Clustering". With the help of this feature you can manage up to 128 partitions or 18 exabytes of resources in clusters.
Secure features in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Because security is a key component of every operating system for Microsoft, amongst other things the following security features have also been integrated into Win Server 2008 R2 Enterprise: read only domain controller, Network Access Protection, Cryptography Next Generation.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - System requirements
|Required operating system|
WWindows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
• Minimum: 1.4GHz (x64 processor)
• Recommended: 2GHz or faster
Note: For Itanium based systems an Intel Itanium 2 processor is required.
• Minimum: 512MB RAM
• Recommended: 2GB RAM or greater
• Maximum (32-bit systems): 4GB (Standard) or 64GB (Enterprise and Datacenter)
• Maximum: 8GB (Foundation) 32GB (Standard) or 2TB (Enterprise, Datacenter and Itanium-Based Systems)
• Minimum: 10GB
• Recommended: 40GB or greater
Note: Systems with RAM in excess of 16GB will require greater amounts of disk space to accommodate paging, hibernation, and dump files
|Graphics||Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor|