Windows 2008 Enterprise is primarily aimed at businesses which have one or even a number of servers in operation. The numerous new features and optimisations in MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise offer outstanding support for your operation. Functions such as Hyper-V, Network Access Protection, Active Directory or PowerShell are available to facilitate optimisation of your workflow. System-oriented enhancements such as support for more memory or an increase in data throughput are further benefits you can expect with Win Server 2008 Enterprise.
This is what Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise offers
The Windows Server 2008 Enterprise server operating system has been developed for businesses, and consequently offers you many features and programs aimed at providing you with successful and trouble-free server operation. In addition, licences for virtual instances have been quadrupled in comparison with the Standard version. With the “Virtual Image Use Rights” feature, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise makes it possible to automatically grant the necessary number of licences to the operating systems of your virtual machines. Because of this, and thanks to the Hyper-V virtualisation platform which is also included, you are in a position to virtualise complete server systems. Hyper-V allows Windows Server 2008 Enterprise to organise not only virtual but also physical resources, both with the aid of administration tools.
The computer administration in MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise makes different modes available to you. You can either use a server manager which controls functions centrally, use the WMI interface to apply management scripts or use various existing scripts with the help of PowerShell, as an alternative to the cmd.exe program. Using a so-called core installation you can dispense with the user-friendly Windows Server 2008 Enterprise interface and manage your operation with scripts, for example. This provides the benefit that you can also save a number of resources when required. Core installation offers you a minimal version of MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with the most important features and programs.
New developments in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
The numerous programs and new features in Win Server 2008 Enterprise have also slightly increased the requirement for memory space and processor power. In return it has been possible to make many system-oriented enhancements, and the operating system has not only been strengthened functionally but also speeded up with a number of improvements, in order to enable MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise to provide active help to you and your servers:
- Core Installation: server operating system without graphical user interface
- Active Directory: administration tool for resources and user accounts
- Hot Add Memory: add memory while the system is running
- IIS 7.0: PHP, SSL and HTML support
- Improved terminal service: new additional function
- BitLocker: data encryption service
Further optimisations in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise relate to a number of system enhancements which, for example, quadruple data throughput compared to that in older server operating systems.
Win Server 2008 Enterprise and its security features
Security plays a major role in a stable operating system. Thus a number of new functions have been introduced in MS Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, for example a read only domain controller for safety-critical areas. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise also offers you more security features such as integrated network access protection and an improved firewall for optimum server protection.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise - System requirements
|Required operating system|
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Minimum: 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
• Recommended: 2 GHz or faster
• Minimum: 512 MB RAM
• Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater
• Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter)
• Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-Based Systems
• Minimum: 10 GB
• Recommended: 40 GB or greater
|Graphics||Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor|