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Introduction of Windows Server 2008 with Features & Issues

Windows Server 2008 was introduced on 27 February 2008 with many new and improved features such as server core and a command line interface as an optional installation. It was the successor of Windows Server 2003 and built with the same architecture as Windows Vista. We will discuss here about the features and issues with their solution.

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Windows Server 2008 Editions

Windows Server 2008 has different editions with different features and most of them are available in IA-32 and x86-64 versions. Here is the lineup of its different versions.

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Storage Server 2008

Best Features of Windows Server 2008

Server Core: Server Core introduced with the windows Server 2008 which provides the variation of installation process. In server core all configuration and maintenance is done entirely through Command Line Interface or by remote connection.

Self-Healing NTFS: Windows Server 2008 launched with NTFS file system which detects the errors automatically and make it error free. NTFS file system protects your system without having run CHKDSK. It has a new technique to detect hard disk failure called S.M.A.R.T.

Virtualization with Hyper V: Hyper-V is hypervisor based virtualization software, which virtualizes the server on an operating system's kernel layer. Hypervisor creates multiple virtual machines in a single hardware.

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Drive Encryption with BitLocker: Windows Server 2008 was built on the same architecture of Windows Vista so it automatically come with some common features like BitLocker encryption. It provides the security by encrypting the whole volume.

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Issues Occurs in Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 was introduced with many features but the users of Server 2008 are facing many problems such as system hang for hours, stop responding, some applications become unresponsive. These issues may occurs due to virus or malware attack. Due to these problems files become inaccessible or corrupted. Some times NTFS cleans some important files or folders from volume to remove or repair the corrupted files or folders. In this condition user needs to recover data from the backup but if there is no backup then users should go for a Windows Server 2008 File Recovery Software. It can recover all deleted files and repair any kind of corrupted or damaged files.