Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I love Windows Server 2008R2…

  • Recycle Bin for Active Directory
  • Offline Domain joining
  • Hyper-V Live Migration
  • Cluster Node Connectivity Fault Tolerance
  • Hyper-V 2.0
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Desktop Virtualization is a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows clients (XP, Vista, Windows 7) run on virtual machines on a centralized server
  • VDI includes the following technologies: Hyper-V, Live Migration, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Application Virtualization version 4.5 in Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), and Vista Enterprise VECD licensing
  • Graphical PowerShell: GUI for creating and debugging PowerShell scripts


Management tools for Windows Server 2008R2

  • Server Manager now supports remote administration of servers
  • Better integration of management consoles in Server Manager
  • Active Directory Administrative Center and IIS have a task-driven user interface and their administrative capabilities are based on PowerShell cmdlets
  • Hyper-V’s user interface is also based on PowerShell cmdlets, has updated VM performance and management capabilities, and tighter integration with Virtual Machine Manager 
  • Best Practices Analyzer (BPA): Each server role has a BPA to help administrators configure it properly