Download the public RC of Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows Server or 7) are concerned with this Release Candidate public. Windows Server 2008 R2 is concerned with the following new features:

Hyper-V 2.0:
o Function Live Migration
o Support up to 32 logical processors on a host machine
o              Live Migration supports Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
o              Adding peripheral heat (virtual disks, network cards …)
o              Improving the tolerance of loss of connectivity between nodes in a cluster
o              Improving the administration of Virtual Data Centers (Virtual Data Centers)
o              PowerShell cmdlets v2

*        Terminal Services Remote Desktop Services becomes:

o              Multimedia Redirection: Redirection flux audio and videos in their original format.
o             Support for multi-screen display
o             Support for Audio Recording: possibility to use an audio input to capture sounds
o             Support Aero Glass
o             Forwarding Direct X
o             Bar local language to control the language settings.
o             Centralized administration.

Active Directory :

*        New functional level Windows Server 2008 R2
*       Active Directory Administration Center: new management console based on PowerShell v2

*        PowerShell Active Directory
*        Active Directory trash
*        How to join the field in offline mode (offline): Use an XML file containing all the information to join the domain, which may be introduced during the automatic deployment.
*        New functionality managed service accounts « to update the password for all services in case of change on one of them.
*        « Authentication Assurance » for Active Directory Federated Services

Internet Information Services (IIS):

*        PowerShell cmdlets v2
*        Improved integration of the IIS Manager console in the Server Manager console
*        Automatic deployment of applications using Web Deployment Tool (MS Deploy above)
*        Integration of database administration with SQL Server Database Manager
*        WebDAV integration modules and URLScan 3.0

Security and High Availability:

*        Direct Access feature allowing machines to connect to the resources of a corporate network without using a VPN.
*        Apparition of the DHCP failover functionality enabling high availability for the automatic distribution of IP configurations
*        Improved security for the DNS with DNSSEC functionality

Server Core :

*        The. NET Framework be installed on a Core. This will extend the IIS
*        Windows PowerShell v2
*        Add File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

More information about the paths of migrating to Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2: Here


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