The version Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is based on the Enterprise predecessors and also offers a number of improvements and new features. Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is aimed at small and large companies and is mainly made for the virtualization environment. In addition, various functions and programs are available as the virtualization platform Hyper-V, Powershell and Active Directory. This makes Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise a reliable and powerful server operating system for your company.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise offers extensive functionality
Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise is based on Windows 7, while its predecessor had the foundation of the Windows Vista operating system. The user interface has been improved and even more system-technical optimizations have been implemented. If you want to use a graphical user interface that saves time, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise offers a Core installation. This allows the system, for example, to manage scripts one by one instead of the user interface. The necessary functions and programs can also be used in this option. A major change in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is that the server operating system is only available in the 64-bit version. DirectAccess and up to 256 logical processors are supported.
In particular, Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise has been developed for the virtualization area, such as the four licenses for virtual instances or the virtualization platform Hyper-V. It is also possible to manage both physical and virtual resources and even virtualize complete systems. Server 2008 R2 Enterprise offers you your own management tool, while you manage your system, there are modalities available for general management. It does not matter whether you want to use Server Manager, Powershell or the integrated WMI interface to manage the resources. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise supports you in every situation.
New features in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
All new features and programs in Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise have been carefully developed for the server units. While the improvements are mainly focused on speed and data throughput, the many new possibilities are optimal for supporting the virtualization environment. In combination with the new basic functions, Server 2008 R2 Enterprise gives you a full server operating system with the following functions:
Another important new feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise is the "Failover Clustering". With this function you can manage up to 128 partitions and 18 Exabytes of resources in clusters.
Security features in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Since security for Microsoft is an important component for any operating system, Server 2008 R2 Enterprise also includes the following security features: Read only Domain Controller, Network Access Protection, Cryptography Next Generation.