Windows Server 2008

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Research Assignment 1

You will investigate the changes made to the architecture of Windows Server 2008. Research from the ITT Tech Virtual Library and the Internet to answer the following questions:

Why Windows Server 2008 comes in different versions?
Windows Server 2008 Standard (IA-32 and x86-64)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (IA-32 and x86-64)
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (IA-32 and x86-64)
Windows HPC Server 2008 (Codenamed "Socrates") (replacing Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003) Windows Web Server 2008 (IA-32 and x86-64)
Windows Storage Server 2008 (Codenamed "Magni") (IA-32 and x86-64) Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Cougar") (x86-64) for small businesses Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Centro") (x86-64) for medium-sized businesses[28] (Discontinued) [29] Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems

Windows Server 2008 Foundation (Codenamed "Lima")
Wikipedia contributors. "Windows Server 2008." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 Nov. 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2012.

Windows Server 2008 comes in different versions to meet the specific individual needs of the end user; whether be it for corporate or the simple gamer there is a version to meet everyone’s needs.

What is the significance of each version?

1. What are the new features or enhancements made to Windows Server 2008? How is Windows Server 2008 different from Windows Server 2003?

2. Why is 64-bit architecture an advantage?

3. 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?

5. What is a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) and what are its advantages? What are the security and administrative issues addressed by a RODC?

You may consult any source you wish to facilitate the research. Ensure you cite the source used in your research...
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