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Introduction - Pg. xxxv

Introduction To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. --Winston Churchill Change is inevitable, constant, and inescapable. You can brood about it or you can take the optimist's view--and Churchill was nothing if not an optimist--and accept that improvement isn't possible without change. And even though upgrading servers and cli- ents can be a significant challenge for an administrator, it also represents an opportunity to improve how your network functions. And you can be sure that Windows Server 2008 contains many tools to help you move in the direction of change for the better. Meet the Family Windows Server is available in five primary versions. Three of those are available without Windows Server Hyper-V, bringing the total number of editions to eight: Windows Server 2008 Standard Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Windows Web Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V Internet Information Services 7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Internet Information Services 7.0 Yes For the five primary editions, the table below shows the features available in each one. Active Directory Rights Management Terminal Services Gateway and RemoteApp Server Manager Network Access Protection Yes Yes Yes No No Windows Deployment Services Server Core Edition Standard Enterprise Datacenter Web Itanium Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Hyper-V Yes Yes Yes No No xxxv