Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with 25 CALs (Promotional)
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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise delivers an
enterprise-class platform for deploying business-critical applications. Help
improve availability with clustering and hot-add processor capabilities. Help
improve security with consolidated identity management features. Reduce
infrastructure costs by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing
rights. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise provides the foundation for a highly
dynamic, scalable IT infrastructure.
Windows Server 2008 builds on the success and strengths of
its Windows Server predecessors while delivering valuable new functionality and
powerful improvements to the base operating system. New Web tools,
virtualization technologies, security enhancements, and management utilities
help save time, reduce costs, and provide a solid foundation for your
information technology (IT) infrastructure.
A Solid Foundation for Your Business
Windows Server 2008 provides a solid foundation for all of
your server workload and application requirements while also being easy to
deploy and manage. The all new Server Manager provides a unified management
console that simplifies and streamlines server setup, configuration, and ongoing
management. Windows PowerShell, a new command-line shell, helps enable
administrators to automate routine system administration tasks across multiple
servers. Windows Deployment Services provides a simplified, highly secure means
of rapidly deploying the operating system via network-based installations. And
Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering wizards, and full Internet Protocol
version 6 (IPv6) support plus consolidated management of Network Load Balancing,
make high availability easy to implement even by IT generalists.
Windows Server 2008 is the most secure Windows Server yet.
The operating system has been hardened to help protect against failure and
several new technologies help prevent unauthorized connections to your networks,
servers, data, and user accounts. Network Access Protection (NAP) helps ensure
that computers that try to connect to your network comply with your
organization's security policy. Technology integration and several enhancements
make Active Directory services a potent unified and integrated Identity and
Access (IDA) solution. And Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) and BitLocker
Drive Encryption allow you to more securely deploy your AD database at branch
What's New In Windows Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 delivers valuable new functionality and
powerful improvements to the core Windows Server operating system to help
organizations of all sizes increase control, availability, and flexibility for
their changing business needs. New Web tools, virtualization technologies,
security enhancements, and management utilities help save time, reduce costs,
and provide a solid foundation for your information technology (IT)
Windows Server 2008 provides a solid foundation for all of your
server workload and application requirements while being easy to deploy and
manage. Hallmark Windows Server reliability and enhanced high availability
features help ensure your critical applications and data are available when you
Initial Configuration Tasks moves interactive elements of setup to
after installation, eliminating the need for the administrator to interact with
the installation of the operating system.
Server Manager, the expanded Microsoft Management Console (MMC),
provides a one-stop interface for server configuration and monitoring with
wizards to streamline common server management tasks.
Windows PowerShell, a new optional command-line shell and
scripting language, enables administrators to automate routine system
administration tasks across multiple servers.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation
hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, allows you to consolidate
servers and use hardware more efficiently. Several enhancements to Terminal
Services (TS) improve presentation virtualization. And simpler licensing terms
makes using these technologies more straightforward.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V allows you to virtualize server roles
as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine, without
the need to buy third-party software.
Multiple operating systems -- Windows, Linux, and others -- can be
deployed in parallel on a single server using Hyper-V.
New storage features, such as pass-through disk access and dynamic
storage addition, allow VMs more access to data, and give external programs and
services more access to data stored on VMs.
Windows Server 2008 includes improved Web administration,
diagnostics, development, and application tools with Internet Information
Services 7.0 (IIS 7.0), a major upgrade from IIS 6.0. Windows Server 2008
unifies the Microsoft Web publishing platform, including IIS 7.0, ASP.NET,
Windows Communication Foundation, and Windows SharePoint Services.
Modular design and installation options allow installation of only
the features needed, reducing attack surfaces and making patch management
IIS Manager, a new task-based management interface, plus a new
appcmd.exe command-line tool make administration easier.
Programmatic access to configuration stores through WMA or
Microsoft.Web.Administration, a new management API that enables editing the XML
configuration files for your Web server, sites, or applications.
The Windows Server 2008 operating system is hardened,
integrates several identity and access technologies, and includes multiple
security innovations to more easily deploy a policy-driven network that helps
protect your server infrastructure, your data, and your business.
Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) helps administrators configure
the operating system for the server roles being deployed to reduce the attack
surface area, resulting in a more robust and more secure server environment.
Network Access Protection helps ensure your network and systems
aren't compromised by unhealthy computers, isolating and/or remediating those
computers that don't comply with the security policies you set.
Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) delivers several
enhancements to the Windows Server 2008 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI),
including PKIView for monitoring the health of Certification Authorities (CAs)
and a new, more secure COM control for certificate Web enrollment in place of