Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server 2008The previous enterprise server version of Windows that superseded Windows Server 2003. Supporting 128-bit IPv6 addressing for the Internet and BitLocker drive encryption, Windows Server 2008 added numerous security, network and system administration enhancements.
Integrated Hyper-V Server
Optional on all but the Web server and Itanium versions, Hyper-V Server provides a virtual machine capability that eliminates the need for a third-party product such as VMware.
A Slimmer Install Option
The Server Core option installs essential operating system components without the user interface. It is used for dedicated servers such as an Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, print or Web server.
Revision 2 (Windows Server 2008 R2)
Released at the end of 2009, service pack 2 added extensive revisions to its thin client computing services (see Remote Desktop Services and Microsoft VDI). See Windows HPC Server, BitLocker, IPv6 and Windows Server 2012.
Edition of SMPWindows Server 2008 Support RAMWith or Without Hyper-V 32-bit Standard 4-way 4GB 64-bit Standard 4-way 32GB 32-bit Enterprise 8-way 64GB 64-bit Enterprise 8-way 2TB 32-bit DataCenter 32-way 64GB 64-bit DataCenter 64-way 2TB Without Hyper-V 32-bit Web Server 4-way 4GB 64-bit Web Server 4-way 32GB 64-bit Itanium 64-way 2TB