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1. Why Windows Server 2008 comes in different versions? What is the significance of each version? WS2K8 comes in several different editions. Each edition is specifically designed for different amounts of server activity. Standard and Enterprise have most of the basic needs as well as all of the new features in WS2K8 but there are a total of 10 editions of WS2K8. What one business needs may not be what another needs so that is why the software comes in a variety of versions.

2. What are the new features or enhancements made to windows Server 2008? How is Windows Server 2008 different from Windows Server 2003? Windows Server 2008 is the largest upgrade to the Windows server line ever. WS2K8 is architected to be functionally componentized. This creates a more secure and reliable system because communication between components is kept to a minimum. WS2K8 has many new features that make major upgrades to the entire server market. The greatest improvement is that WS2K8 is very secure. This alone would be reason enough to upgrade. Server Core, Server Manager, RODC and many others are just some of the key features of WS2K8 that make it superior version to its predecessor.

3. Why is 64-bit architecture an advantage? The terms 64 and 32 bit refer to a way a CPU processes information. 64 bit based versions are faster, manage memory better, and are more secure than 32 bit versions. 64 bit versions have more memory support then 32 bit versions. Programs that are written to perform in 64 bit versions also run better. If you have a machine that can run 64 bit operating system it is always the choice over its 32 bit counterpart.

4. Explain the new features of Windows Server 2008, such as Server Core, Virtualization, and PowerShell. What is the role of these features and how will they improve efficiency in administering Windows? Windows Server 2008…...

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