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Microsoft Windows Server 2008

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Windows Server 2008 is a server version of Windows developed by Microsoft. Windows Server 2008 offers many innovative improvements over previous versions. In addition, security and infrastructure have been greatly improved. For example, Windows Server is also known for its flexible management. It is easy to set up user groups, grant permissions and install programs.

Windows Server 2008

What are the benefits of Windows Server 2008?

Here are some benefits of Windows Server 2008:

Enhanced security
Windows Server 2008 introduced a series of security enhancements to better protect the server environment from threats. Features such as Network Access Protection (NAP), BitLocker Drive Encryption, Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC), and enhanced firewall capabilities helped increase security.

Server Core
Windows Server 2008 introduced Server Core, an installed option with a minimal GUI interface. Server Core was designed to minimize the attack surface and improve performance by installing only the essential operating system components.

Hyper V
Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced Hyper-V, a powerful virtualization platform that makes it possible to run multiple virtual machines on a single physical server. This allowed organizations to use their hardware more efficiently and facilitate server consolidation.

Windows PowerShell
Windows Server 2008 introduced the first version of Windows PowerShell, a powerful command-line shell and automation framework, which allowed system administrators to create and run complex tasks and configuration scripts.

Active Directory improvements
Windows Server 2008 brought several improvements to Active Directory, including the ability to use the recycle bin to recover deleted objects, improved group policy management, and a new feature called Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0
Windows Server 2008 introduced IIS 7.0, an advanced Web server that provided significantly improved performance, security, and management capabilities for hosting websites and Web applications.

Network improvements
Windows Server 2008 included several networking improvements, such as improved TCP/IP stack, improved support for IPv6, Network Access Protection (NAP), and improved VPN capabilities.

Failover Clustering
Windows Server 2008 brought improvements to Failover Clustering, providing better availability and resiliency for services and applications.

What’s new with Windows Server 2008?

Below are the new features introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2019:

Server Manager
Windows Server 2008 introduced Server Manager, a centralized tool for managing server roles and features. It provided an intuitive interface for installing, configuring, and managing server components.

Network Policy and Access Services (NPAS)
Windows Server 2008 brought Network Policy Server (NPS) and enhanced Remote Access Services, which allowed administrators to enforce network access policies and provide secure remote access.

Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
Windows Server 2008 introduced Windows Deployment Services, which enabled automated deployments of Windows operating systems over the network.

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0
Windows Server 2008 brought IIS 7.0, an advanced Web server that provided significantly improved performance, security, and management capabilities for hosting websites and Web applications.

Active Directory improvements
Windows Server 2008 brought several improvements to Active Directory, including an improved storage system, improved replication, and the ability to defrag Active Directory database components offline.

BitLocker Drive Encryption
Windows Server 2008 introduced BitLocker, which encrypted data on hard drives to improve security, especially on server systems.

Windows Server 2008 licenses

Choose from the Windows Server licenses below.

Offer licenses
The license(s) below are available from Vidasoft. These are second-hand Microsoft volume licenses and are available at attractive rates.

Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (1 Core)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter R2 (1 Core)

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