Overview of new functionality and features overview of key new features in Windows Server 2008 for quite some time is the Windows Server 2008 as the successor of Windows Server 2003 on the market. He picks up on the proven features of the previous version and and has a number of impressive innovations. A particular strength lies in working with Windows Vista clients. So emphasis has been placed on the high-performance data transmission between servers and clients. An important innovation is the hypervisor implementation so that a virtualization technology is integrated into the operating system, which allows the efficient utilization of hardware resources and contributes significantly to the reduction of costs. Web content can be provided more efficiently with the help of the built-in IIS 7.0 where in particular the task-oriented interface for Web Server Administration is to name a few. Had to be waiting for long.In Windows Server 2008 you can now consistently when you install only the features and services to take into account, for the Role of the server are needed, such as domain controllers, Web servers or file servers.
The server core”installation sets up a GUI (graphical user interface GUI) and thus supports a secure and efficient execution of the required tasks of the server. Other important new features are the BitLocker to encrypt the hard drive, the powerful PowerShell that is used in addition to the well-known cmd.exe and Windows Deployment Services (WDS) as a successor to the remote installation services (RIS). Through the NAP (network access protection NAP), the administrator can set minimum requirements to clients so that they gain access to the services of the Windows 2008 Server. This can include such as the completeness of the Microsoft patches or the timeliness of virus signatures.