Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard is the successor version to Windows Server 2008 Standard, and is based largely on Windows 7. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard provides you with many new developments, such as support for DirectAccess and a maximum of 256 logical processors. You can expect many other new features and programs in Win Server 2008 R2 Standard, offering your business maximum support for your server.
Optimum server management and virtualisation with Win Server 2008 R2 Standard
The Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard operating system is aimed at any size of business and contains many new developments, above all for administration, virtualisation, data transfer and network load sharing. A number of modes are available for administration of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The server is responsible for the central management of functions and roles. It also provides you with an overview in an embedded log file of notifications generated by components and of the system status. Further administration modes in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard are embedded snap-ins and MMC, an integrated WMI interface, and administration using PowerShell. With the Hyper-V virtualisation platform, MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard offers you an ideal virtualisation environment with which you can virtualise even complete server systems.
More performance with improved features
With a redesign of the communication server stack in Win Server 2008 R2 Standard, data throughput has almost trebled in comparison with Windows Server 2003. The network load is also shared across several systems with the help of intelligent load sharing. At the same time, MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard also supports IPv6 and IPv4. Compared to its predecessor version, the system requirements as regards processor and hard drive have slightly increased with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. You now require a minimum of 1.4 GHz instead of the previous 1 GHz, and hard drive space of at least 32 GB as opposed to 10 GB in the previous version.
New in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Many new programs and functions in Win Server 2008 R2 Standard offer you excellent support and a reliable system for the operation of your server. The most important new developments in MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard are:
- Active Directory: tool for management of users and resources
- Reworked terminal services: a number of new additional functions
- PowerShell: modern alternative to command line program
- Internet Information Services 7.0: web server for dynamic and static web pages
- BitLocker: data encryption program
- Core-Server: operating system mode without graphic user interface
Secure Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
As well as numerous functional new developments and optimisations, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard particularly also offers you many new security features. These include for example integrated Network Access Protection (NAP). NAP continuously assesses client statuses, detecting unsafe statuses and accesses so the network can be protected as a consequence. The integrated firewall supports both firewall settings and IPsec policies in the new administration snap-in. It is thus easier to detect overlapping settings with a common front end. Further important security functions are Cryptography Next Generation for cryptographic applications, the read only domain controller for application in security critical areas, and DC isolation strategies. The purpose of the latter is to be able to manage resources and domains in order to create completely isolated logical networks within physical networks.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard - System requirements
|Required operating system|
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
• 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 or greater-resolution monitor (800x600)|