What Is Microsoft Windows Server 2008

What is Microsoft Windows Server 2008? Windows Server 2008 is a classic OS by Microsoft. This time, we’ll see why it’s so good and what the differences are between Windows Server 2008 and its predecessor Windows Server 2003.


By Lucas / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 is one of Microsoft operating systems that specially designed for server users released on February 27, 2008 following its predecessor Windows Server 2003. Windows Server 2008 is based on Windows NT 6.x just like Windows 7 and Windows Vista. From Windows Server 2003 to 2008, many functions have been added or improved with high-level security. Windows Server 2008 was the most powerful and reliable server operation system at that time.

First,Win Server 2008 has an option for a variation of installation called Server Core. All configuration and maintenance will be done through command-line interface. Server Core does not have the features that not closely related to server, it greatly provides more convenience to server administers.

Second, Windows Server 2008 Standard also has self-healing NTFS function. As we all know, if corruption happens in file system on NTFS volume, it can only be corrected offline in the Windows operating system before. This time, Microsoft brings us a new feature. An NTFS worker thread will be spawned in the background to detect and fix the corruption automatically. It does not require the system to be shut down.

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Windows System Resource Manager is another new feature added in Windows Server 2008 tools. Windows System Resource Manager enables users to manage CPU and memory utilization on a per process basis. It can allocate a resource among applications according to defined policy.

There are also other important new features with Windows Server 2008, but considering the limitation of the page size, we’ll introduce more next time. For you to learn more about Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, please click here.

If you want to partition the hard disk after upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, you might as well try the “Quick Partition” feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to create multiple partitions simultaneously; or if you want to migrate Windows Server 2008 from your current partition to another HDD/SSD, you can also use this software to get it done with ease.

Lucas · Staff Editor
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