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Windows Server 2008: Release 2 Review Guide
Whenever a new model of automobile is about to hit the streets, drivers, mechanics, insurance companies, and law enforcement officers usually have some expectations.
So what do you expect when you start thinking about a new computer operating system for desktops or even for servers? We still talk about desktops, mobile platforms, and servers, right? Increased use of virtualization and clustering means that Windows Server and physical servers are less likely to have a one-to-one correspondence. Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 mean that the primary local management interface could be a command line. Just what do you expect Microsoft has delivered with the latest release of Windows Server - Windows Server 2008 R2 (release 2)? A server with no tires and no steering wheel? How radically different do you think a "release 2" could be? Let's take a look at how different and how similar Windows Server 2008 R2 could be for you.